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The NOAA Photo Library owes its existence to generous individuals who are willing to share their remarkable images and observations with America and the rest of the world. These individuals range from those who have worked their whole professional life for NOAA in far-flung corners of our Nation and the World to private citizens who are willing to share their observations of the atmosphere, oceans, and coastline.

They have taken their pictures on all seven continents from ships, boats, aircraft, and submersibles; they have taken their pictures while hiking, diving, or conducting their work at sea, on the land, or in the air; they have taken their pictures from beaches, marshes, rocky shorelines, mountaintops, cities, plains, islands, glaciers, frozen seas, and sometimes even their own backyards; and in many instances they have taken these photographs at considerable risk to life and limb. This remarkable collection would not be here but for these public-spirited individuals. It is time now to meet the men and women who have made the NOAA Photo Library possible ---

  • Carol Askren Baldwin - Program support assistant with the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.
  • Commander John C. Bortniak, NOAA Corps (Retired) - World traveler with the NOAA Corps; currently working with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service.
  • David Burdick - Coastal Zone GIS specialist, coral reef environmentalist, world traveler, underwater photographer.  David's passion for understanding and protecting  coral reefs is evident in his photography.
  • CDR Emily B. Christman - Commander in the NOAA Corps and owner of the world's smartest dog!
  • Edward "Budd" Christman - Captain, NOAA Corps Retired; duties included helicopter pilot in Alaska.
  • Lt. Liz Crapo - avid traveler whose favorite destinations include Italy, Antarctica, and many tropical Pacific islands.
  • Becky Dayhuff - Environmental educator, author, wildlife photographer, scuba diver.  Becky lives her philosophy by helping protect the environment, rescuing marine animals, and sharing her knowledge of the sea.
  • William B. Folsom - A Foreign Affairs Specialist with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service.
  • Mary Hollinger - Native Marylander; NOAA Marine Biologist at NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center.
  • Edgar Kleindinst - Avid ocean kayaker who designs and builds his own wooden kayaks; one of NOAA's premier webmasters.
  • Sean Linehan - Former Navy photographer; currently works as an aerial photographer with NOAA's National Geodetic Survey.
  • Dr. Dwayne Meadows - Currently Species of Concern Program Coordinator for NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service; SCUBA diver and award-winning underwater photographer since age 15.
  • Dr. James P. McVey - Currently Program Director for Sea Grant Aquaculture Program; world traveler.
  • Richard B. "Ben" Mieremet - World traveler and expert in Coastal Zone Management and environmental issues.
  • Steve Nicklas - Aerial photographer with NOAA's National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division.
  • Rear Admiral Harley D. Nygren, NOAA Corps (Retired) - Began his Coast & Geodetic Survey career in 1947; became the first director of the NOAA Corps.
  • Dr. Anthony R. Picciolo - Marine biologist/oceanographer with NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center.
  • Frank Ruopoli - Graphic designer/illustrator for the NOAA Coastal Services Center.
  • Capt. Albert E. Theberge, NOAA Corps (Retired) - Former Sea Captain with the NOAA Corps; currently at the helm of the NOAA Photo Library.
  • Dr. Michael Van Woert - Chief Scientist for the United States National Ice Center; veteran of the Antarctic.

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