25 Nov '11, 7pm

Stormy Waters: National Geographic's David Doubilet, Part I - unEARTHED, from Earthjustice (blog)

What made you first want to document the underwater world? David Doubilet: I began to go underwater not very far away from where I live now in a small lake in the Adirondack Mountains. I was at summer camp. I was a terrible camper. I hated the horse; I hated the mountains; I didn't like to hike. And the counselor said, "Why don't you try this mask and go underwater? Put your head underwater and look under the dock." I put on a French blue rubber mask, I put my head underwater, and everything that I knew about in life completely changed. Here was an entire world completely different than the world we live in. It was mind-altering, even for an eight year old, and I knew this was the direction that I wanted to go in. There's a certain amount of hypnotic quality to being underwater. You're in a world that's weightless. You're in a world of blues and greens. And what you see un...

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