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Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry

Keynote Speaker: National Geographic Magazine Photographer, Specializing in Marine Wildlife & the Underwater World; Exploration & Conservation Speaker

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Brian Skerry Biography

Brian Skerry is a photojournalist and film producer specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine, covering stories on every continent and in nearly every ocean habitat. In 2014 he was named as a National Geographic Society Photography Fellow and then named a National Geographic Society Storytelling Fellow in 2017. In 2017 he was also awarded the title of Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year.

For National Geographic Magazine, Skerry has produced a wide range of stories, from the harp seal’s struggle to survive in frozen waters, to the alarming decrease in the world’s fisheries, to dolphin intelligence. During his coverage of a story entitled Saving Our Oceans, Skerry produced the first images of a sitting US President underwater. He has had six NGM cover stories (US) and dozens worldwide. He is currently at work on his 30th feature story for NGM.

Skerry’s work has also been featured in publications such as The NY Times, The Washington Post, Paris Match, Esquire, and Audubon. He is the author of 12 books including the acclaimed monographs "Ocean Soul" and "SHARK." His latest book, "Secrets of the Whales," was released in April 2021 by National Geographic as part of a multiplatform project he created that also includes a cover story in National Geographic magazine and a 4-part documentary film series, streaming on Disney +, that won the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary.

Skerry is an 11-time award winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and has also been recognized with awards from Pictures of the Year International, Nature’s Best and Communication Arts. He the only photographer to win the coveted Peter Benchley Award for Excellence in Media. In 2010 National Geographic magazine named one of Skerry’s images among their 50 Greatest Photographs of All Time and in 2016 he was awarded the National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer Award, an honor bestowed by his colleagues, other National Geographic photographers. The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences awarded Skerry the 2019 NOGI Award for Arts, an award frequently referred to as the ‘Underwater Oscar,’ and in 2020 he received the President’s Award from the Conservation Law Foundation. In May 2021 Skerry was awarded the title Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Worcester State University in Massachusetts.

Skerry frequently lectures on ocean exploration, storytelling and conservation, having presented at venues such as The United Nations General Assembly, The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, TED Talks, The National Press Club in Washington, DC, The Royal Geographical Society in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

He has had numerous solo photographer exhibits including ‘Portraits of Planet Ocean,’ a two-year exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC and ‘Ocean Soul’ at Visa pour l’image in Perpignan, France. Other exhibits of his work have been held in cities worldwide including Geneva, Barcelona, Sharjah, Lisbon, and Shanghai.

Skerry is the Explorer-In-Residence and a Trustee at the New England Aquarium, a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and a Fellow National of The Explorers Club. He also serves as a Nikon Ambassador.

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Brian Skerry Speaking Topics

A Day at the Office

For Skerry, a day at the office might mean watching his boat sink, being nipped by sharks, getting chased by a sperm whale, or tangling with giant squid. The keys to success in the business of ocean exploration and wildlife photography are disciplines that translate to any business: setting goals, managing risks, working with team members of varying skill levels and backgrounds, and solving problems on the fly. Dive into a day in the life of an underwater photographer as he explores some universal business challenges.

Ocean Soul

In the last 50 years, 90 percent of the big fish in the ocean have disappeared. Over 100 million sharks are taken annually and species of whales and sea turtles are on the brink of extinction. In his trademark presentation, Skerry showcases his stunning photography and describes his adventurous life in a gripping portrait of the ocean as a place of beauty and mystery, a place in trouble, and ultimately, a place of hope that will rebound with the proper attention and care.

Brian Skerry Videos

Brian Skerry: 2021 Commencement Address | Worcester State University
Virtual Explorer Trivia Night Feat. Brian Skerry & Asha de Vos
#AudTalk with Nat Geo Live Speaker Brian Skerry

How to book Brian Skerry?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Skerry for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Skerry, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Skerry or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Brian Skerry?

Booking fees for Brian Skerry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Skerry, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Brian Skerry?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Skerry for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Skerry for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Skerry or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Skerry or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Brian Skerry is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Conservation, Environment and Science. The estimated speaking fee range to book Brian Skerry for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Brian Skerry generally travels from Portland, ME, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Doubilet, Sylvia Earle and Frans Lanting. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian Skerry for an upcoming event.

Brian Skerry Speaking Topics

  • A Day at the Office

    For Skerry, a day at the office might mean watching his boat sink, being nipped by sharks, getting chased by a sperm whale, or tangling with giant squid. The keys to success in the business of ocean exploration and wildlife photography are disciplines that translate to any business: setting goals, managing risks, working with team members of varying skill levels and backgrounds, and solving problems on the fly. Dive into a day in the life of an underwater photographer as he explores some universal business challenges.

  • Ocean Soul

    In the last 50 years, 90 percent of the big fish in the ocean have disappeared. Over 100 million sharks are taken annually and species of whales and sea turtles are on the brink of extinction. In his trademark presentation, Skerry showcases his stunning photography and describes his adventurous life in a gripping portrait of the ocean as a place of beauty and mystery, a place in trouble, and ultimately, a place of hope that will rebound with the proper attention and care.

Brian Skerry Videos

Brian Skerry: 2021 Commencement Address | Worcester State University
Virtual Explorer Trivia Night Feat. Brian Skerry & Asha de Vos
#AudTalk with Nat Geo Live Speaker Brian Skerry
Brian Skerry - National Geographic Underwater Photographe
Brian Skerry: Ocean Soul | Nat Geo Live

How to book Brian Skerry?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Skerry for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Skerry, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Skerry or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Brian Skerry?

Booking fees for Brian Skerry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Skerry, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Brian Skerry?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Skerry for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Skerry for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Skerry or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Skerry or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Brian Skerry is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Conservation, Environment and Science. The estimated speaking fee range to book Brian Skerry for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Brian Skerry generally travels from Portland, ME, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Doubilet, Sylvia Earle and Frans Lanting. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian Skerry for an upcoming event.

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