Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia A. Earle Alliance (SEA) to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots special places that are vital to the health of the ocean, the blue heart of our planet. From the seamounts of the high seas to the shallow sunlit reefs, Mission Blue seeks to bring about a significant increase in ocean protection from less than four percent today to 20% by the year 2020.
About Kip Evans, Director of Photography and Expeditions:
As Director of Photography and Expeditions, Kip manages SEA’s image database, expedition planning and documentary production. He is an active participant in nearly every SEA expedition, functioning as producer, director and chief cinematographer for all content. Kip’s eye for great images is constantly sought by the team to ensure the most compelling and effective messaging and storytelling. He is also a Google Ocean Partner and has authored numerous postings throughout the “Explore the Ocean” layer in Google Earth. He joined the SEA in 2008 as its lead consultant for technology and expeditions.
Kip’s images have been widely published in books, exhibits, advertisements and magazines worldwide, including National Geographic Magazine, Patagonia, Outside, Sea and Coastal Living to name a few. During the past several years he has been on contract with National Geographic to provide photographic support to the California Education and the Environment Initiative, a state-mandated program designed for California’s K-12 education system.
Currently Kip is focusing his attention towards highlighting marine protected areas both in California and throughout the world. His documentary, “Isla Holbox Whale Shark Island,” won “best non-broadcast documentary” at the 2010 BLUE Film Festival held in Monterey, California. Produced in the spring of 2010, “A Wave of Change” Central Coast Marine Protected Areas, is Kip’s latest environmental film.
Kip graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1990, with a degree in Environmental/Marine Studies. In addition to his work in the oceans, Kip also enjoys rock climbing, backpacking and cycling. He currently resides in the Monterey Bay area with his wife and two children. His current selection of fine art photography can be viewed atwww.KipEvansPhotography.com.
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