WORLD SHOOTOUT
Underwater Photo Grand Prix
15 Years | 667 Winners | $267,000 Cash
Amos Nachoum, USA

Amos Nachoum is a master of photographing big animals worldwide. He free dives with blue whales off the Eastern Pacific, scuba dives in the Okavango delta with crocodiles and goes face to face with the great white shark. One of only five people ever to swim and photograph Polar bear underwater…More people were on the moon …12.

Since 1980, he has explored every significant body of water from the North Pole to Antarctica. Amos’s photographic vision is to raise awareness of ocean giants in their habitats. His images reflect respect and compassion for animals and wilderness. His photographs strive to dispel the myth of “dangerous” wildlife and show harmonious interactions between man and animal.  Also, Amos is an explorer.  He leads wildlife photography expeditions with his company BigAnimals.com.

Amos's photos and essays have appeared in publications including National Geographic, Time, Life, The New York Times, Explorers Journal, Yachts, Condé Nast Traveler, Le Figaro, Terra Sauvage, Airone, Der Spiegel, Unterwasser, Explorer Journal and Fifty Fathoms. Amos's photography won the Nikon contest. He is a two-time winner in the animal behavioral category of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. In 2012 he placed first in the American Photography Artist competition. In 2014 he shared his vision “in the company of Ocean Giants” at the prestige Ted Talk to standing ovation. 2018 first place SIPA competition. 2019, the premier of the movie about his life and diving with Polar bear, Picture of his life. International SeaKeepers, Men’s of year award, in the company of Jacques Cousteau, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dr. Sylvia Earle, James Cameron and Prince Albert.