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AMOS NACHOUM

Photographer, Explorer and Conservationist

Amos Nachoum, world acclaimed wildlife photographer is the recipient of numerous photography awards and acknowledgements for his ground breaking work in free diving with Polar Bears, Great White Sharks, and Orcas in the open ocean.

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Amos’ explorations and work has been featured on National Geographic, BBC, and the Discovery Channels.

Amos has over 35 years experience as a wildlife adventure guide, and 18 years experience diving in Antarctica. His work generates attention for endangered species to aid in their preservation and to provoke public awareness and opinion.

Above all else, Amos loves people as much as he does wildlife. His concern for both inspired him to co-found Israel’s Marine National Park on the Red Sea. His interest in conservation brings attention to the most fragile regions of the underwater realm, with preservation of the environment foremost in his mind.

Award-Winning Artist and Trailblazer 
for Ocean Conservation

Amos Nachoum pioneered Big Animals Global Expeditions and developed award-winning photography that depicts protected wildlife. He led National Geographic expedition teams with dignitaries such as Dr. Eugenie Clark, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

A lifetime adventurer, Amos began his life as a survivor against insurmountable odds. He survived drowning as a child, later becoming a major influencer for our oceans. He served as an Israeli commando, part of the special forces units. He transitioned to war photography, where he learned about unimaginable hardships.

Amos' dedication and total immersion into his work has helped him create an exceptional photography collection that is globally recognized by prestigious organizations such as The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Time and Life. His awards include best in photography with Communication Arts, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Nature's Best. His photos and essays have appeared in more than 500 publications in North America, Europe, and Japan. His work has also been included in The Living Ocean, Oceans, and The World of Nature.

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PADI

EXTREME SCUBA DIVING ADVENTURES - AN INTERVIEW WITH AMOS NACHOUM

Amos Nachoum is a wildlife photographer, expedition leader, explorer and environmentalist with an incredible history of extreme wildlife encounters.

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Dive Photo Guide

PHOTOGRAPHING POLAR BEARS WITH AMOS NACHOUM

Amos offers these “very cool” encounters to experienced photographers through his BigAnimals expeditions. But even if you’re not able to fly to the remote Arctic to hop in the water with polar bears, you may soon be living the experience vicariously on the big screen.

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Dive Photo Guide

INTERVIEW WITH AMOS NACHOUM

After serving in the Israeli special forces and working as a war photographer in hotspots Rwanda and Bosnia for more than a decade, the last thing Amos Nachoum wants is to put himself in harm’s way. Instead, Amos unwinds by swimming with great white sharks in the open water, being chased down to 70 feet by polar bears, and coming nose-to-nose with anacondas.

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The Living Oceans

PROTECTORS

Amos Nachoum is an internationally awarded marine and wildlife photographer; leader of National Geographic expedition teams which have included Dr. Eugenie Clark, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and Buzz Aldrin; co-producer of television documentaries with Stan Waterman; and he is anauthor as well.

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Alert Diver

AMOS NACHOUM: MASTER OF MEGAFAUNA

It is appropriate that an article on the photography of Amos Nachoum should appear in the same issue of Alert Diver as a feature on the Red Sea, for the genesis of Nachoum's career is inextricably linked with diving there.

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Lens Culture

ABOUT AMOS NACHOUM

Amos Nachoum is a master of photographing big animals and Expedition leader to remote locations worldwide. Amos’s photographic vision and expedition leadership is to raise awareness of the ocean giants in their natural habitats. His images and stories reflect respect and compassion for the endangered, threatened animals and wilderness.

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