Anne in shark cage and her first image of the Great White Shark, Dangerous Reef, South Neptune Islands, South Australia

Anne L. Doubilet is an underwater explorer, writer and photographer. She has logged thousands of dives worldwide working as a freelance photographer and dive-team member for National Geographic Magazine on 34 stories about the seas.   A member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, Anne has worked in the Red Sea, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, Indonesia, Madagascar, Japan, the Galapagos, all around Australia’s coasts, and throughout the Caribbean. She is a recipient of a Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Award from Scuba Schools International. Now officially “bi-polar!” she recently photographed melting and shifting ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. A member of the National Arts Club in New York City, she premiered her photography exhibition Coral and Ice there and has traveled it to several locations. Author and contributing photographer of the award-winning children’s book, Under the Sea from A to Z, Anne’s work has also appeared in various National Geographic Society publications and The Explorers Journal. She was featured in Vogue Magazine August 2009 and is an “Ambassador of the Sea” in the book Ocean Portraits by Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones, published in Fall 2010 from Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. A Fellow of The Explorers Club--an international organization with a one hundred year legacy of who's who in exploration-- she served on the Board of Directors as Vice President in charge of Lectures/Programs; and chaired the Rolex Artist in Residence grant.  Lecturing at various national and international venues, Anne speaks to the issue of oceans in peril as seen through her 40 years of working underwater.

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HOPE Help Ocean Protect Earth: Images and Musings from the Blue Planet

Speaking to the issue of oceans in peril, Anne draws upon her worldwide diving experiences of the past four decades to show what we have lost, what we stand to lose, and what we can sustain. Journey with Anne from the top of the world to the bottom--from the Arctic to the Antarctic with many places in between including the Bahamas, Papua New Guinea, the Red Sea, Japan and Australia. Sharks and coral polyps and humans are all connected. Healthy oceans provide Earth with water to drink, food to eat, air to breathe: No Ocean No Earth (NONE)®. But we are now at a critical point of HOPE~ Help Ocean Protect Earth. It's a time for HOPE not NONE!

Anne underwater Hoplo Reef, PNG.                                     Anne on Cuverville Island, Antarctica