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 Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His 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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