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Among Giants: A Life with Whales
Among Giants: A Life with Whales Charles Flip Nicklin, K. M. Kostyal 0226580997 9780226580999 <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>It all started in 1965 with a guy riding a whale. The guy was Flip Nicklins father, Chuck, and th
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Among Giants: A Life with Whales by Charles Flip Nicklin, K. M. Kostyal

<p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>It all started in 1965 with a guy riding a whale. The guy was Flip Nicklins father, Chuck, and the whale was an unlucky Brydes Whale that had gotten caught up in some anchor line. Hoping to free the whale, Chuck and some friends took their boat as near as they could, and, just before they cut it loose, Chuck posed astride it for a photo.</p> <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal><br /> That image, carried on wire services nationwide, became a sensation and ultimately changed the life of Chucks young son, Flip. In the decades since that day, Flip Nicklin has made himself into the worlds premier cetacean photographer. Its no exaggeration to say that his photos, published in such venues as National Geographic and distributed worldwide, have virtually defined these graceful, powerful creatures in the mind of the general publiceven as they helped open new ground in the field of marine mammalogy.</p> <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal><br /> Among Giants tells the story of Nicklins life and career on the high seas, from his first ill-equipped shoots in the mid-1970s through his long association with the National Geographic Society to the present, when he is one of the founders of Whale Trust, a nonprofit conservation and research group. Nicklin is equal parts photographer, adventurer, self-trained scientist, and raconteur, and Among Giants reflects all those sides, matching breathtaking images to firsthand accounts of their making, and highlighting throughout the importance of conservation and new advances in our understanding of whale behavior. With Nicklin as our guide, we see not just whales but also our slowly growing understanding of their hidden lives, as well as the evolution of underwater photographyand the stunning clarity and drama that can be captured when a determined, daring diver is behind the lens.</p> <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal><br /> Humpbacks, narwhals, sperm whales, orcasthese and countless other giants of the ocean parade through these pages, spouting, breaching, singing, and raising their young. Nicklins photographs bring us so completely into the underwater world of whales that we cant help but feel awe, while winning, personal accounts of his adventures remind us of what its like to be a lone diver sharing their sea.</p> <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal><br /> For anyone who has marveled at the majesty of whales in the wild, Among Giants is guaranteed to be inspiring, even movingits unmatched images of these glorious beings an inescapable reminder of our responsibility as stewards of the ocean.</p

Author: Charles Flip Nicklin, K. M. Kostyal

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 192

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 2011-04-15

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ISBN: 0226580997


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