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Among Giants A Life With "Whales by Charles Flip Nicklin University of Chicago Press 2011 5995 is a breathtakingly gorgeous "by Charles Flip Nicklin University of Chicago Press 2011 5995 is a breathtakingly gorgeous Absolutely beautiful I grew up Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism reading the National Geographic The stories that were about the ocean were always my favorites and were pored overFlip Nicklin is a name that is very familiar to. It all started in 1965 with a guyiding a whale The guy was Flip Nicklin’s father Chuck and the whale was an unlucky Bryde’s Whale that had gotten caught up in some anchor line Hoping to free the whale Chuck and some friends took their boat as near as they could and just before they cut it loose Chuck posed astride it for a photo That image carried on wire NATIONWIDE BECAME A SENSATION AND became a sensation and changed the life of Chuck’s young son Flip In the decades since that day Flip Nicklin has made himself into the world’s premier cetacean photographer It’s no exaggeration to say that his photos published in such venues as National Geographic and distributed worldwide have virtually defined these graceful powerful creatures in the mind of the general public eve. Me from that It was great to see the stories behind so "many of the famous pictures as well as enjoy many that were "of the famous pictures as well as enjoy many that were to mePlus Christopher Moore The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, recommend this as being theeal life inspiration for Fluke Or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings This is a beautiful look at Nicklin s photography of cetaceans The essays N as they helped open new ground in the field of marine mammalogy Among Giants tells the story of Nicklin’s life and career on the high seas from his first ill euipped shoots in the mid
1970s through his 
through his association with the National Geographic Society to the present when he is one of the founders of Whale Trust a nonprofit conservation and Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness research group Nicklin is eual parts photographer adventurer self trained scientist andaconteur and Among Giants eflects all those sides matching breathtaking images to firsthand accounts of their making and highlighting throughout the importance of CONSERVATION AND NEW ADVANCES IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHALE and new advances in our understanding of whale With Nicklin as our guide we see not just whales but also our slowly growing understanding of their hidden lives Y esearchers and others he s worked with lend A SIMPLE STRUCTURE TO THE BOOK AND NICKLIN S simple structure to the book and Nicklin s of his career makes the eader want to immediately start ummaging through the National Geographic archives I LOVED this book I think any whale lover will be captivated by the beautiful pictures and interesting text. S well as the evolution of underwater photography and the stunning clarity and drama that can be captured when a determined daring diver is behind the lens Humpbacks narwhals sperm whales orcas these and countless other giants of the ocean parade through these pages spouting breaching singing and aising their young Nicklin’s photographs bring us so completely into the underwater world of whales that we can’t help but feel awe while winning personal accounts of his adventures emind us of what it’s like to be a lone diver sharing their sea For anyone who has marveled at the majesty of whales in the wild Among Giants is guaranteed to be inspiring even moving its unmatched images of these glorious beings an inescapable eminder of our esponsibility as stewards of the oce.