David Doubilet is a contributing photographer, author and speaker for National Geographic Magazine. With 65 stories to his credit he is one of the magazine’s most prolific living contributors. David considers photography a universal language that creates a visual voice for the oceans that he uses to show both the beauty and the devastation in our oceans. David is honored to be longtime Rolex Ambassador.
David’s global coverage extends from beneath Africa, equatorial coral reefs, and temperate seas to under the polar ice. His primary focus is editorial and conservation photography. His commercial portfolio includes a broad spectrum from product shoots to an entire Milan runway fashion collection taken underwater. He is considered a master of light employing techniques that range from ambient to high powered surface supplied movie lights taken into the sea to illuminate reefs, wrecks, models and caves. His signature image is the half and half image that relates the surface to the hidden world below.
David is a contributing editor, author and photographer for several global publication, author of 12 books and many international solo exhibitions to his credit. His numerous awards include POY, BBC, NPPA, RPS, Communications Art and World Press. David a member of the Academy of Achievement, Royal Photographic Society, International League of Conservation Photographers, and International Diving Hall of Fame. He is honored to be the recipient of the prestigious Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award and Lennart Nilsson Award for Scientific Photography.