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Dr. Joe Bunni

Joe_Bunni_Alligator-lgDr. Joe Bunni

Photographer & Author

Citizenship: French
Paris, France

Dr. Joe Bunni is a Paris-based dental surgeon, scuba diver and winner of the prestigious BBC Veolia prize for ‘Wildlife photographer of the year 2011. Joe is the author of “± 5 m : Man’s future, the sea” which showcases the spectacular colours of the animal and plant world found within ± 5 metres of the sea level–above and below. Joe founded SOS Océans, an organization designed to create ocean awareness for all ages.

His book, “± 5 m : Man’s future, the sea,” contains close to 700 exceptional photographs—many were captured in the snorkel zone under extreme conditions—of species that are under threat. Raising awareness of ecological issues facing the ocean, ± 5 m contains a preface by Prince Albert of Monaco and contributions from 14 authors around the world. These poetic, literary and environmentally committed contributions structure the book—which was translated in 14 languages—and a child’s drawing graces each chapter. The book was published under the patronage of UNESCO with support from the French Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing.

Below is the link to ± 5 m is on the UNESCO and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC) website. The book was published by SOS Océans.

http://petapixel.com/2013/05/05/the-story-behind-joe-bunnis-award-winning-photo-of-a-polar-bear-swimming/