Behind the Lens with Brian Skerry

PopPhoto.com's Zach Honig interviews underwater photographer Brian Skerry as part of the Behind the Lens question & answer series.

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A blue shark cruises through the waters off the coast of New England. A red colored parasitic copepod, attached to the shark’s dorsal fin, streams behind.

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A loggerhead turtle hatchling feeds amongst sargassum weed off the coast of Florida.

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A Caribbean Reef Squid hovers just beneath the surface in Venezuela.

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A manta ray leaps out of the water in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

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A Great Hammerhead Shark moves just below the surface at sunset in the Northern Bahamas.

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A red pigfish swims through a school of blue maomao in Poor Knights Marine Reserve in New Zealand.

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A school of blue maomao fish swim over thick kelp in New Zealand’s Poor Knight Island Marine Reserve.