This pair of images by @BrianSkerry and W. H. Longley/Charles Martin can be purchased in the @natgeoimagecollection Flash Sale FROM THE ARCHIVES: THEN AND NOW for only $100 each. Shop the sale now until October 13th, 11:59 PM EST. Visit ngic.photos/NGFlashSale
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Underwater exploration is at the core of National Geographic’s mission. One of the biggest challenges to tell the visual stories of the oceans and seas? Light. Noted marine biologist W. H. Longley and Charles Martin, director of National Geographic’s photographic lab, experimented for months in the 1920s with ways to capture images of fish. They eventually produced this image of a hogfish - the world’s first underwater color photograph. Although camera equipment is far more advanced today, this lighting problem still exists. Brian Skerry has worked with National Geographic photo engineers to devise state-of-the-art camera housings and flash units to be able to capture ethereal scenes such as this whale shark swimming off the coast of Australia.
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natgeo

natgeo

10 October 2018 23:47:52


This pair of images by @BrianSkerry and W. H. Longley/Charles Martin can be purchased in the @natgeoimagecollection Flash Sale FROM THE ARCHIVES: THEN AND NOW for only $100 each. Shop the sale now until October 13th, 11:59 PM EST. Visit ngic.photos/NGFlashSale . . . Underwater exploration is at the core of National Geographicโ€™s mission. One of the biggest challenges to tell the visual stories of the oceans and seas? Light. Noted marine biologist W. H. Longley and Charles Martin, director of National Geographicโ€™s photographic lab, experimented for months in the 1920s with ways to capture images of fish. They eventually produced this image of a hogfish - the worldโ€™s first underwater color photograph. Although camera equipment is far more advanced today, this lighting problem still exists. Brian Skerry has worked with National Geographic photo engineers to devise state-of-the-art camera housings and flash units to be able to capture ethereal scenes such as this whale shark swimming off the coast of Australia.

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nataliemayf202

nataliemayf202

@mollie_hawkinsp @tashbyates @emrbuck been there done that! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿฆˆโค๏ธ

plantpathologycy

plantpathologycy

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

roger.garth

roger.garth

๐Ÿ’•

maria_isabelina

maria_isabelina

Hermoso

aitorintheworld

aitorintheworld

So cool๐Ÿ”

smyrlbhj

smyrlbhj

ุฑูˆุนู‡ ๐Ÿ‹

prpldragngal

prpldragngal

@jknwillow. I love following this site. I'm gonna tag you in my favorites.

cadyardeche

cadyardeche

๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ @adrietoile

luis_mor4is

luis_mor4is

@arthur_coelho15 tomar no cu estou sem luz em casa com esse merda de furacao filho da puta

crisanji

crisanji

@teo_borgo98 ma รจ palesemente un mulino

giuuliibravo

giuuliibravo

๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™

adrietoile

adrietoile

@cadyardeche โค๏ธ

artin.2546

artin.2546

Bigest and calmest shark

artin.2546

artin.2546

@medusa.ath koose nahangi

mukhtarqureshi42

mukhtarqureshi42

๐Ÿ˜

beau_tycr

beau_tycr

Such a beauty !

daedalus.uas

daedalus.uas

Best photo I've seen of a whale shark! Hands down! ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿคฉ

xati__

xati__

โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

irene_gomez_seadragonfire

irene_gomez_seadragonfire

One of the most beautiful underwater animal!!! and very shy Love him!!!

robertmartinphoto

robertmartinphoto

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™love it!