David Doubilet@daviddoubilet

@NatGeo Photographer and speaker. Images have power to celebrate, educate, honor and humiliate.


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A very vulnerable baby sea turtle makes its way to the Gulf Stream in desperate search of weed cover to hide in. When sea turtles hatch they crawl across sand through a gauntlet of birds and mammals before they enter the water greeted by an ocean full of hungry predators. A very few lucky sea turtle hatchlings will survive long enough to find their way to floating rafts of algae called sargassum weed to hide in until they are big enough to fend for themselves. The sargassum canopies are critical to survival of these endangered sea turtles. // On assignment for @natgeo story about the importance of Sargassum weed as critical habitat in the sea. // with @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @the_explorers_club // #ocean #baby #turtle #seaturtle ##gulfstream #vulnerable #endangeredspecies for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet


Schools of silversides flow like a silver river through the mangroves in Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Known as Isla de la Reina, this remote archipelago of islets, mangroves and coral reefs located fifty miles off the southern coast of Cuba is a glimpse of what the Caribbean was decades ago. Isolation and vigilant protection have created a model marine protected area that flourishes while other Caribbean reef systems are in decline. We look forward to returning to this Caribbean coral eden in December to document the global state of coral, the crisis, science and solutions . // photographed for @natgeo story Cuba's Underwater Jewels in Tourisms Path // with @natgeocreative @thephotosociety // #cuba #gardensofthequeen #marineprotectedarea #mangroves #dream #caribbean for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet


A Goliath grouper peers from a halo of baitfish on the Zion Train artificial reef wreck off Jupiter, Florida. Goliath grouper form large aggregations on shipwrecks and other structures along the East coast of Florida from Jupiter to Boynton Beach from late August into October. These IUCN critically endangered magnificent creatures can reach 800 pounds and 8 feet long. Diving with Goliath is one of the best dives in the USA: Imagine approaching a shipwreck literally draped with dozens of resting five hundred pound fish. Goliath is currently protected in Florida but efforts are underway to reopen the fishery that nearly wiped them out. // Photographed for @natgeo GOLIATH! With @natgeocreative @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @the_explorers_club // #goliathgrouper #grouper #florida #jupiter #save #endangeredspecies #bestdive #protectgoliath for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet


A Japanese WWII Mitsubishi Zero fighter, a near perfect wreck lies on the sands of Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea. Exploring an intact WWII plane wreck is a rare gift because most planes break up on impact, flip over or are lost to great unreachable depths. Kimbe Bay, is full of surprises from war relics, robust Reefs and seamounts reaching for the surface like skyscrapers in the sea. // photographed for @natgeo story: Kimbe Bay, Paradise Revisited with @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @the_explorers_club // #ocean #WWII #JapaneseZero #planewreck #history #kimbebay #papuanewguinea #CoralTriangle for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet


Last Day to purchase a signed print of the green sea turtle during @natgeocreative Flash Print Sale. % Proceeds from the sale of the @daviddoubilet sea turtle will support Florida marine life rehabilitation including @motemarinelab and @loggerheadmarinelifecenter Click on the link in my profile to purchase this print for $100.00


LAST DAY to purchase a signed print from the @natgeocreative Flash Sale. Here are incredible images from @stevewinterphoto @thomaspeschak @timlaman @williamalbertallard. Clink on my profile link to see the full collection of globetrotting prints available for $100.00
Your purchase will support the power of Science, Research, Conservation and Storytelling.


My colleagues and I are proud to be included in @natgeocreative Flash Print Sale of collectible signed prints. Here are incredible images by @paulnicklen @ngmjohns @argonautphoto @cookjenshel. Visit the link in my profile to see the full collection of images on sale for $100.00 Sale ends tomorrow on Sept 16. Act soon to own a signed print and support the power of research, science and story telling.


Happening now: an opportunity to own iconic imagery from @natgeocreative Photographers. Visit the link in my profile to purchase a signed print of these images by @brianskerry @johnstanmeyer @yamashitaphoto and @salvarezphoto and many more. I am excited to be a part of @natgeocreative Flash Print Sale featuring travel-inspired images, running until Sept. 16th. Your purchase will support the Power of research, science, conservation and storytelling.


Have you heard about the special flash sale? Visit the link in my profile to purchase a signed print of bucket list travel destinations by @ladzinski @amivitale @gerdludwig @jodicobbphoto and to view the entire collection. This sale ends on September 16th. Your purchase will support the power of research, science, exploration and story telling.


My image of a green sea turtle hatchling is among the travel-inspired signed prints available for $100 from Sept 9 - Sept 16. Click on the link in my profile to see all of the signed prints featured in the @natgeocreative Flash Sale. Your purchase will help support the power of research, science, conservation, exploration and storytelling.


The School Portrait. Lined catfish are incredibly social creatures that move across the sea bottom in tight schools that form crazy shapes and patterns. I found this gang seeking momentary cover in a sunken boat near Dumaguete, Philippines. Sometimes they form perfect round spheres, pyramids or vertical stacks that reach several feet high. These cool catfish are also called poisonous catfish because, like many in the catfish group, they have a poisonous spine. The behavior and formations of this species never ceases to amaze me. // From @natgeo assignment Philippines: OceanNation. // #ocean #Philippines #CoralTriangle #funnyfaces #Catfish for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet