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Chinstrap and gentoo penguins, Danko Island, Antarctica

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Nat Geo Live: Coral Kingdoms & Empires of Ice

with David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes

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Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers creating a visual voice for the world’s oceans. David Doubilet is a legend in underwater photography. Together with his wife and underwater partner, photojournalist Jennifer Hayes, in just one remarkable year on assignment, he explored three unique marine environments for National Geographic. Join them to explore the rich and diverse waters of Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, part of the “coral triangle.” Follow them into the world beneath the Antarctic ice, then north to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to see whales, wolfish and harp seals. Together, they’ll go beyond the published stories to share the reality of ”behind-the-camera” adventures.


Considered the world’s leading underwater photographer, David Doubilet has introduced a generation to the mystery and wonder of the deep. He has photographed more than 70 stories for National Geographic.

  • Explorer’s Club Lowell Thomas Award winner
  • Rolex Ambassador
  • 2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes are a photographic team for National Geographic magazine focusing on ocean environments. Their photography is a universal language to create a visual voice for a fragile and finite world.

Doubilet began photographing a dark green Atlantic when he first put his Brownie Hawkeye camera in a rubber anesthesiologist’s bag at the age of twelve. He received his first National Geographic assignment while at Boston University. Hayes’ passion for conservation of primitive fishes lead to graduate degrees in zoology and marine ecology that evolved into photography and storytelling to document and share her subjects.

Doubilet and Hayes believe images have the power to inform, illuminate, celebrate, honor, and humiliate—and, most importantly, create change. As a team, they wish to promote the power of collaboration and to support emerging ocean advocates of the next generation.

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