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Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry

Scattered marine debris along the floor of Suruga Bay in Japan poses a range of threats to this yellow goby and other marine lifeâtoxic substances often leach into the surrounding water, and large pieces of debris can create choking hazards. 'Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry' opens September 17 at the National Museum of Natural History in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Sant Ocean Hall. (Copyright Brian Skerry)

Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry

September 6, 2013

Brian Skerry can be called many things – explorer, journalist, conservation advocate – but he is first and foremost a photographer. His journeys to capture amazing underwater photographs have taken him across the world’s oceans. An exhibition of his photographs, “Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry

opens Sept. 17 at the National Museum of Natural History in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Sant Ocean Hall.