Secrets of Stunning Ocean Photography

Photograph by Kevin McCarthy, National Geographic Your Shot
Photograph by Kevin McCarthy, National Geographic Your Shot

“Only about two percent of the ocean is currently protected,” says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala. “The rest is being disrupted by overfishing, pollution, climate change, and species extinctions. We need to do something to change that.”

In this Weekly Wrap, an audio show that goes inside the minds of our photographers and staff, Enric talks about his life’s mission to save the last wild places in the oceans through the Pristine Seas project, and reveals what it takes to be a great underwater photographer.

He also offers tips on making and submitting your best ocean images to the Pristine Seas assignment on Your Shot, which ends on May 23, 2016.

Before your pick just any photo though, remember the deeper message you want to convey. As Enric says, “The more we can get people to care about the ocean, the easier it will be to preserve it.”

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  1. gabriela
    May 21, 2016, 10:05 am

    i will protect all the animals in the world