Bowie Seamount Salps

Photograph by Emory Kristof

Photographer Emory Kristof has pushed the boundaries of underwater photography over his long career, from pioneering the invention of remotely operated vehicles, high intensity lighting, and robot cameras, to exploring wrecks like the Titanic and shooting deep sea creatures like these fish and floating salps in the Bowie Seamount. For his contributions to the field, Kristof is known at National Geographic as the king of deepwater photography.