Secret Edens

  • Date
    January 22, 2013
  • Time 7:00 p.m.
  • Location Tampa, FL
  • Price All tickets $25

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Photo: Sea lions
Australian sea lions, photographed off Little Hopkins Island

Photograph by David Doubilet

Photo: David Doubilet

David Doubilet

Photograph by David Doubilet

“I love being underwater. The truth is that it’s the most tactile, wonderful experience making an underwater picture…I found a world where curiosity was as important as breathing.”—David Doubilet

Photographer David Doubilet estimates he has spent nearly half of his life in the sea since he took his first underwater photograph at the age of 12 with a Brownie Hawkeye camera sealed in a bag.

Considered the world’s leading underwater photographer, Doubilet has introduced a generation to the mystery and wonder of the deep. He has photographed more than 70 stories for National Geographic reporting on coral reefs, historic shipwrecks, ocean predators, and exotic marine creatures.

His images are prized for both their scientific value and their aesthetic beauty. Endowed with a keen sense of humor and the ability to speak poetically about his subjects, Doubilet is an audience favorite. Journey with him into hidden Edens from the heart of the coral triangle in Raja Ampat, Indonesia to Africa’s Okavango Delta, where seasonal floodwaters transform a desert into flowing rivers filled with crocodiles, hippos, and a lily forest.

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