National Geographic photographer David Doubilet teams up with his wife and photographic partner, Jennifer Hayes, to explore the colorful underwater paradise of the East Indies and the icy underwater world of the Arctic.
Acclaimed underwater photographer David Doubilet was born in New York in 1946. At the age of eight, he began snorkeling off the coast of New Jersey. When he was 12, he began shooting underwater, using a Brownie Hawkeye.
Doubilet graduated from Boston University in 1970. The following year, he shot his first story-on garden eels in the Red Sea-for National Geographic. He has been a contract photographer for the magazine since 1976 and has shot numerous articles for the publication.
Exploring the world's waters, Doubilet has photographed in the depths of such places as the southwest Pacific, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Tasmania, Scotland, and the northwest Atlantic. His work has taken him to freshwater ecosystems such as Botswana's Okavango Delta and Canada's St. Lawrence River. He has photographed stingrays, sponges, and sleeping sharks in the Caribbean as well as shipwrecks in the South Pacific, the Atlantic, and at Pearl Harbor.
Doubilet has produced several books, including Light in the Sea, Water Light and Time, The Kingdom of Coral: Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and Fish Face. He is also the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Sara Prize, the Lowell Thomas Award, and the Lennart Nilsson Award in Photography.
Doubilet is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and the International Diving Hall of Fame. He lives in Clayton, New York.
Jennifer Hayes is an aquatic biologist and photojournalist specializing in natural history and marine environments. Jen Hayes and David Doubilet collaborate as a photographic team above and below water on project development, story production, feature articles and books.
National Geographic assignments have taken them around the globe from Africa's Okavango Delta, through tropical and temperate seas to the poles. Recent projects have found them in the remote corners of the Great Barrier Reef, under oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, swimming among congregations of 500-pound goliath grouper and submerged in the ice with harp seal mother and pups.
Jennifer is the editor and author of numerous articles on marine environments, with images appearing in countless books, advertising campaigns and publications such as National Geographic Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Sport Diver, DIVE Magazine, Diver, People Magazine, Alert Diver and Ocean Geographic. She is co-author / photographer for Face to Face with Sharks by National Geographic Books and an honorary editor for Ocean Geographic Magazine.
Jennifer's passion for the study and conservation of primitive fishes lead to graduate degrees in zoology and marine biology. Her research has included shark exploitation and finning in the western North Atlantic and the life history and population dynamics of sturgeon species. Jen is a Trustee for the Shark Research Institute and a Fellow National member of the Explorers Club.
Jen and David co-own their studio and stock photography company, Undersea Images Inc., located on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, New York.