Flip Nicklin

Marine Biologist, Photographer

National Geographic Photography Expert and marine biologist Flip Nicklin is one of the world's leading photographers of whales. Flip has been documenting marine mammal behavior in oceans around the world for the last 40-plus years–from the Arctic to Antarctica, with ongoing research in the North Pacific. His majestic photos and amazing audio tracks of humpbacks and killer whales have appeared in numerous National Geographic publications and television specials. He has shot dozens of stories for National Geographic magazine, beginning with his first assignment as a diving assistant in the 1970s and working with whales since 1979. Nicklin's work has also been featured in several books including “With the Whales” and “Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises” with National Geographic Books, as well as “Among Giants, A Life With Whales,” among others. The North American Nature Photography Association has named him Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year. Flip migrates with the humpbacks, spending summers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska and winters off Maui, Hawai'i.