TGIF: Shoot with Ichthyologist Greg Cailliet

I’ve discussed Jason Bradley a lot here in the past. Jason’s a friend and dive buddy. However, that is not why I keep posting his work here. If you want another ho-hum shot of some dolphins jumping or whales breaching, then Jason is not your guy. You can head to the Wal-Mart poster section. Some underwater photographers simply place themselves in a fantastic location with charismatic animals and that is where it stops. No passion and no vision.

Jason’s work is exceptional at capturing the dynamic ocean world and the process of marine science. His work reminds me why the oceans excite. It is simply photography that stops you in your tracks. Head over to his shop and pick up some photos for your walls.

This week’s TGIF documents the process of a photo shoot with the preeminent ichthyologist Greg Cailliet. The end shot is amazing and understanding how the shot evolved only makes the shot more spectacular. An excellent job of bringing energy to the man and the fish.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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