As a master of photographing big animals, Amos Nachoum is accustomed to dramatic encounters with blue whales off the eastern Pacific coast, crocodiles in the Okavango Delta and great white sharks worldwide. Since 1980, he has explored every significant body of water from the North Pole to Antarctica, and his mission is to raise awareness of ocean giants in their habitats with images that reflect respect and compassion.
Amos is a two-time winner of the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, and his photos and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, Time, Life, The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler and more. In 2019, Picture of His Life, a movie about Amos’s life and epic quest to dive with polar bears, premiered—watch it today. Currently, Amos leads wildlife photography expeditions with his company BigAnimals.