Davids camera gear, resting on life jackets. The life jackets were used to stabilize and protect the equipment while the boat was underway. David brings down most of these cameras on every dive, staging them in a sandy area on the ocean floor. It isn't possible to change lenses underwater, so having more than one camera allows him to be ready for any type of shot, from macro to wide angle to telephoto.
David Doubilet is a participant in the Contributing Photographers-in-Residence
program of the National Geographic Society.
Contributing Photographers-in-Residence have produced extraordinary images during their decades of assignments for the National Geographic Society, images that capture the wonders of our planet, in addition to documenting critical issues that we confront in our daily lives. Their work is representative of the outstanding body of photography that has become the trademark of the National Geographic Society.
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, a multidisciplinary team of conservationists, photojournalists, and new media specialists documented and explored the Belizean Barrier Reef Reserve System. Representatives from EarthWild International
, University of California (Berkeley)
, Belize Audubon
, and the Wildlife Conservation Society
examined universal challenges to conservation and sustainable development and celebrated successes in the preservation of our common natural heritage. Back to news story >>
Photograph copyright Lauri Hafvenstein