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.
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 ---
Askren Baldwin - Program support assistant with
the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.
John C. Bortniak, NOAA Corps (Retired) - World traveler with
the NOAA Corps; currently working with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries
- 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.
Emily B. Christman - Commander in the NOAA Corps and owner
of the world's smartest dog!
"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.
B. Folsom - A Foreign Affairs Specialist with NOAA's National
Marine Fisheries Service.
Hollinger - Native Marylander; NOAA Marine Biologist at NOAA's
National Oceanographic Data Center.
Kleindinst - Avid ocean kayaker who designs and
builds his own wooden kayaks; one of NOAA's premier webmasters.
Linehan - Former Navy photographer; currently works
as an aerial photographer with NOAA's National Geodetic
- 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.
James P. McVey - Currently Program Director for
Sea Grant Aquaculture Program; world traveler.
B. "Ben" Mieremet - World traveler and
expert in Coastal Zone Management and environmental issues.
Nicklas - Aerial photographer with NOAA's National Geodetic
Survey Remote Sensing Division.
Admiral Harley D. Nygren, NOAA Corps (Retired) - Began
his Coast & Geodetic Survey career in 1947; became the
first director of the NOAA Corps.
Anthony R. Picciolo - Marine biologist/oceanographer
with NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center.
Ruopoli - Graphic designer/illustrator for the NOAA
Coastal Services Center.
Albert E. Theberge, NOAA Corps (Retired) - Former
Sea Captain with the NOAA Corps; currently at the helm of
the NOAA Photo Library.
Michael Van Woert - Chief
Scientist for the United States National Ice Center; veteran of the