Christian Vizl, Photographer: Christian Vizl was born in Mexico City and has been a photographer for three decades. He has won dozens of professional photography awards, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year and International Photographer of the Year, and his images have been published in numerous publications, including National Geographic and Ocean Geographic.
Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, Introduction: Dr. Sylvia A. Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue. She has been called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer.
David Doubilet, Contributor: David Doubilet is a National Geographic photographer, has published numerous books, and has won dozens of prestigious awards including the Lowell Thomas Award and the Lennart Nilsson Award in Photography. He is a member of the Royal Photographic Society, International League of Conservation Photographers, and the International Diving Hall of Fame.
Ernie Brooks, : Ernie Brooks is a trailblazer in the underwater black-and-white photography world. He was the president of the Brooks Institute of Photography for thirty years and has been featured in galleries around the world, won numerous awards, and been published in dozens of outlets.
Michael Aw, : Michael Aw is an author, explorer, and conservation photographer. He has won more than sixty-five international photographic awards and has been named as one of the world’s most influential nature photographers by Outdoor Photography.
Nora Torres, : Nora Torres is a member of CODEMAR, a nonprofit Mexican initiative that brings together representatives from throughout society with the objective of protecting the natural wealth of Mexico's marine ecosystems. For more information, visit www.endefensadelosmares.org.