State of Great Barrier Reef Worsens

After a very recent survey of the Great Barrier Reef (specifically the region near Lizard Island), Justin Marshall—who works at the University of Queensland and is the chief investigator of citizen science program Coral Watch—has reported devastating news for the coral and wildlife that exists there. Coral has continued to bleach (even in the winter) and many fish species have disappeared from the area in …

The Galápagos: Nature’s Laboratory

Why the sea lions, blue-footed boobies and more are so docile at this ecologically significant archipelago

While snorkeling along the rocks of Devil’s Crown, a volcanic crater that protrudes from the equatorial waters off the coast of the Galápagos’ Floreana Island, I find myself nearly nose-to-nose with a native sea lion. He seems just as eager to check me out as I am him. Yet right as we’re about to fully nuzzle, I flinch and shriek into my mask, unaccustomed to …

Interview: Photographer Michael Muller

How he takes his mesmerizing, intimate shark portraits (hint: get out of the cage)

LA-based photographer Michael Muller has captured celebrities (including Rihanna for her album cover Unapologetic) to mutants and superheroes (the movie posters for “X-Men Apocalypse” and “Captain America: Civil War” to name a few), but the most fascinating subject that’s challenged him continuously over the past decade lives far from the hills of Hollywood. Since 2007, Muller has been swimming among the sharks, shooting in a …