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Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic since 1998. Skerry’s photographers have also been featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, Esquire, Audubon, and Men’s Journal. Two of his images were named to the International League of Conservation Photographers’ list of the Top 40 Nature Photographs of All Time.


The Hottest Blood

Under the Miami skyline, beneath bits of trash collected at the margin of the Florida current, a tiny female creature struggles on a warm, moonless night in April. She is only six millimeters long, opaque, with a head larger than her body. Electric impulses run down her developing spinal cord, twitching her trunk and tail side to side, side to side, in a motion that won't stop until she dies.