David Shale’s Amazing Photographs of Deep Sea Creatures 

David Shale has captured thousands of creatures from deep water, here’s how he does it     

by Dan Richards

David Shale has been filming and photographing these creatures of the deep for nearly four decades, for both scientific research as well as TV nature programs. His experiences give him a long perspective on the advances in photography and exploration of this strange undersea world.

Shale, who holds a doctoral degree in marine biology, began photographing deep-sea animals in the 1970s for the U.K.-based Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (now the National Oceanography Centre). He left to become a wildlife filmmaker, but the two paths merged in the 1990s when The Blue Planet, the BBC oceanography series, took him on as a cinematographer…

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