Senior Fellow @ Sea Legacy
Photographer @ National Geographic
Explorer in Residence @ New England Aquarium
Co-Founder @ 3 Strings Productions
Andy Mann is an Emmy nominated director, National Geographic Photographer & marine conservationist whose imagery is helping tell the story of our rapidly changing planet. In 2013 his work alongside Pristine Seas was awarded the Crystal Compass Award from the Royal Geographic Society for the storytelling that led to the designation of the world largest Arctic National Park in Franz Josef Land, Russia. In 2015 Andy directed the first Oceano Azul Foundation expedition to Azores leading to the declaration of 150,000 square kilometers of new Marine Protected Areas in the Azorean Sea. In 2017 he co-directed the award-winning National Geographic / Sea Legacy expedition to Antarctica, presenting the final work at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Buenos Aires, Chile. Often best known for his shark work in the Bahamas, Andy has worked tirelessly since 2014 across the country tagging pregnant Oceanic Whitetip Sharks in hopes of finding and protecting their pupping grounds where he partnered with Google Expeditions to create the first shark tagging 360 VR classroom lesson plan and works closely with NOAA on the recovery plan for the species.
Andy became the founding member of the Sea Legacy Collective in 2016 and the first Senior Fellow for Only One. Andy is also a public speaker touring nationwide with National Geographic Live! and continues to work with students and classrooms around the world to inspire the next generation of ocean ambassadors.
Having worked on all 7 continents, Andy’s imagery is remarkably memorable, reminding us how the emotion of an image can touch our spirit.
Andy is also the co-founder and director at 3 Strings Productions, the commercial and documentary film studio in Boulder, CO and works with clients such as Red Bull, Toyota, The North Face, National Geographic and more. He also a founding member of the Sea Legacy Collective and senior fellow with Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier.
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