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Andy Mann

photographer @natgeo // senior fellow @sealegacy // commercial director @3stringsproductions // climber // diver // folkie // father // Niwot, CO USA

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  • After showing great leadership by becoming the first G20 country in the world to enact a ban on the trade of shark fins, it is disappointing and saddening to see Canada abandoning sharks when it matters by threatening to vote against their inclusion in CITES appendix II. You can make a difference by demanding that Canada change their position and vote ‘YES’ to add mako sharks to Appendix II of CITES. This addition will ensure any continued trade in mako sharks is both legal and sustainable and will provide the protection that they desperately need. Link in bio! It’s so simple to help...🦈🙏🏼 // 📸: The great @shawnheinrichs @sealegacy #cites4sharks
  • After showing great leadership by becoming the first G20 country in the world to enact a ban on the trade of shark fins, it is disappointing and saddening to see Canada abandoning sharks when it matters by threatening to vote against their inclusion in CITES appendix II. You can make a difference by demanding that Canada change their position and vote ‘YES’ to add mako sharks to Appendix II of CITES. This addition will ensure any continued trade in mako sharks is both legal and sustainable and will provide the protection that they desperately need. Link in bio! It’s so simple to help...🦈🙏🏼 // 📸: The great @shawnheinrichs @sealegacy #cites4sharks

  •  11,138  59  8 August, 2019
  • Sale ends today on this special 8x10 print offer. These are my favorite moments in nature ever captured, available for a limited time to hang on your wall. Order your print from @lookandseen today, link in bio! 🙏🏼 #printsale
  • Sale ends today on this special 8x10 print offer. These are my favorite moments in nature ever captured, available for a limited time to hang on your wall. Order your print from @lookandseen today, link in bio! 🙏🏼 #printsale

  •  8,538  54  7 August, 2019
  • 8x10 Print Pop Up Sale💥 Some of my favorite moments in nature ever captured, now available for a limited time to hang on your wall. Order your print from @lookandseen today, link in bio. Sale ends August 7th! 🙏🏼
  • 8x10 Print Pop Up Sale💥 Some of my favorite moments in nature ever captured, now available for a limited time to hang on your wall. Order your print from @lookandseen today, link in bio. Sale ends August 7th! 🙏🏼

  •  14,907  78  5 August, 2019
  • 8x10 Print Pop Up Sale💥 Some of my favorite moments in nature ever captured, now available for a limited time to hang on your wall. Order your print from @lookandseen today, link in bio. Sale ends August 7th!
  • 8x10 Print Pop Up Sale💥 Some of my favorite moments in nature ever captured, now available for a limited time to hang on your wall. Order your print from @lookandseen today, link in bio. Sale ends August 7th!

  •  8,194  39  4 August, 2019
  • 8x10 Print Pop Up Sale💥 Some of my favorite moments in nature ever captured, now available for a limited time to hang on your wall. Order your print from @lookandseen today, link in bio. Sale ends August 7th! 🙏🏼
  • 8x10 Print Pop Up Sale💥 Some of my favorite moments in nature ever captured, now available for a limited time to hang on your wall. Order your print from @lookandseen today, link in bio. Sale ends August 7th! 🙏🏼

  •  14,075  87  3 August, 2019
  • Cheeky Tigers. 💙
  • Cheeky Tigers. 💙

  •  16,065  93  28 July, 2019
  • Backyard adventures resuming now that we’re back down into double digit temperatures...geez, summer, could ya? Nothing like pounding out long, unknown, ridge traverses between even longer editing sessions. 👌🏼⛰ @eaglecreek #findyourunknown
  • Backyard adventures resuming now that we’re back down into double digit temperatures...geez, summer, could ya? Nothing like pounding out long, unknown, ridge traverses between even longer editing sessions. 👌🏼⛰ @eaglecreek #findyourunknown

  •  6,580  29  23 July, 2019
  • Flying over Greenland in an inflatable zodiac boat. Picture a small “dingy” with a hang-glider wing on it. I love the grand perspectives you get from the sky. I’ve spent over 6 weeks in this valley, climbing with good friends over the years. Unforgettable memories. @mikelibecki @ladzinski @ethan_pringle
  • Flying over Greenland in an inflatable zodiac boat. Picture a small “dingy” with a hang-glider wing on it. I love the grand perspectives you get from the sky. I’ve spent over 6 weeks in this valley, climbing with good friends over the years. Unforgettable memories. @mikelibecki @ladzinski @ethan_pringle

  •  6,610  21  23 July, 2019
  • Happy birthday to the one and only @paulnicklen! Join me in wishing him a great one! I’m grateful for all the time we’ve spend together over the years and all your inspiration that has led me from the mountains to the sea in hopes of using my camera for the good of the planet. Missing those cold ones shared at the end of a long and successful expedition about now. Here’s to ya buddy! Another trip around the 🌞! @sealegacy
  • Happy birthday to the one and only @paulnicklen! Join me in wishing him a great one! I’m grateful for all the time we’ve spend together over the years and all your inspiration that has led me from the mountains to the sea in hopes of using my camera for the good of the planet. Missing those cold ones shared at the end of a long and successful expedition about now. Here’s to ya buddy! Another trip around the 🌞! @sealegacy

  •  7,226  81  22 July, 2019
  • Shifting landscapes in the Savage Islands, Portuguese territories off the west coast of Africa. Amazing watching these monsters waves smash against off shore sea mounts. Shot on assignment for @natgeopristineseas. // @sonyalpha #a7riii #bealpha @sealegacy
  • Shifting landscapes in the Savage Islands, Portuguese territories off the west coast of Africa. Amazing watching these monsters waves smash against off shore sea mounts. Shot on assignment for @natgeopristineseas. // @sonyalpha #a7riii #bealpha @sealegacy

  •  8,091  50  16 July, 2019
  • The highlight of my summer as been being part of the science/media team attempting to tag a sixgill shark from a depth of -500 meters below the surface of the sea. It's a profound experience, to spend your evenings at the bottom of the ocean, looking for 5 meter-long sharks. These subs are a sight to see in the water! A sincere thank you to @zodiacwatches for the ongoing support of my crafts and the chance to take the new blue #superseawolf to the sea floor 🦈🦈🦈.
  • The highlight of my summer as been being part of the science/media team attempting to tag a sixgill shark from a depth of -500 meters below the surface of the sea. It's a profound experience, to spend your evenings at the bottom of the ocean, looking for 5 meter-long sharks. These subs are a sight to see in the water! A sincere thank you to @zodiacwatches for the ongoing support of my crafts and the chance to take the new blue #superseawolf to the sea floor 🦈🦈🦈.

  •  8,390  60  15 July, 2019
  • ▶️🔊: Last night, on our final of four dives, we successfully tagged a bluntnose sixgill shark at depth (~520 meters). I have no words to describe want it feels like to have an encounter like this. It is like traveling back 200 million years, into a place as wild and unknown as the outer limits of space. The effects are profound and humbling. This shark is estimated to be around 18 feet long, larger than the average Great White, and along with giant squid and sperm whales, is THE dominate predator of almost all of the world’s oceans between 200 - 1000 meters deep. 
This is the first time anyone has tagged a shark from a submersible, EVER. FSU’s Dr. Dean Grubbs, the lead scientist on this mission, is the first to ever tag a bluntnose sixgill with a satellite tag, but up until last night had only been able to do so by bringing them up to the surface. Because bluntnose sixgills are a deepsea species, it's hard on them physiologically to be tagged in this way. Now that we've proven this method can work for deep sea species like the sixgill, we can unlock the world of leviathan deep-sea dwellers and gain important insights into their  movement and behavior. 
The successful shot was fired by geneticist Gavin Naylor (seen here), Director of the Florida Program for Shark Research. 
On the policy side, so little is known about this species that it's nearly impossible to make science-based decisions on management. If this shark keeps getting caught as bycatch, for example, we don't know where and why they overlap with longline fisheries or what the population impacts will be—or even if they can survive capture and release. 
Now that we can track and observe the bluntnose in its natural environment, we can start answering some of those questions with data from the satellite tag. // Thanks to @oceanx and the best media team @janssenpowers @julienajarry @mdalio @swervy_swerverson for the honor of collaborating and visiting this special place. The work continues... 📷: @janssenpowers
  • ▶️🔊: Last night, on our final of four dives, we successfully tagged a bluntnose sixgill shark at depth (~520 meters). I have no words to describe want it feels like to have an encounter like this. It is like traveling back 200 million years, into a place as wild and unknown as the outer limits of space. The effects are profound and humbling. This shark is estimated to be around 18 feet long, larger than the average Great White, and along with giant squid and sperm whales, is THE dominate predator of almost all of the world’s oceans between 200 - 1000 meters deep.
    This is the first time anyone has tagged a shark from a submersible, EVER. FSU’s Dr. Dean Grubbs, the lead scientist on this mission, is the first to ever tag a bluntnose sixgill with a satellite tag, but up until last night had only been able to do so by bringing them up to the surface. Because bluntnose sixgills are a deepsea species, it's hard on them physiologically to be tagged in this way. Now that we've proven this method can work for deep sea species like the sixgill, we can unlock the world of leviathan deep-sea dwellers and gain important insights into their movement and behavior.
    The successful shot was fired by geneticist Gavin Naylor (seen here), Director of the Florida Program for Shark Research.
    On the policy side, so little is known about this species that it's nearly impossible to make science-based decisions on management. If this shark keeps getting caught as bycatch, for example, we don't know where and why they overlap with longline fisheries or what the population impacts will be—or even if they can survive capture and release.
    Now that we can track and observe the bluntnose in its natural environment, we can start answering some of those questions with data from the satellite tag. // Thanks to @oceanx and the best media team @janssenpowers @julienajarry @mdalio @swervy_swerverson for the honor of collaborating and visiting this special place. The work continues... 📷: @janssenpowers

  •  13,148  386  30 June, 2019