Career of the Month: An Interview With Scientific Photographer Flip Nicklinby: Megan Sullivan

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Scientific photographers use special photo imaging techniques to record experiments, illustrate information, and capture both the hidden and visible world around us. This Career of the Month column features an interview with underwater photographer Flip Nicklin. Through his camera lens, Nicklin tells the stories of whales and the scientists who study them.

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  • on Tue May 13, 2014 6:38 PM

My favorite quote from this article is "Although it may be easier said than done, find a field you really love—if you are passionate about your work, time flies." This is excellent advice to high school students...try to follow a career that includes your personal interests. This article describes the subjects interests and how that led to his career. It is extremely interesting.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:47 AM

Becoming a scientific photographer can be a fun and exciting career. This particular person is interested in whales and with his photographic abilities he is able to help document research about humpback whales. This particular photographer doesn’t have a science background but rather followed his dad’s interest in diving and underwater cinematography with a love of whales. As an author of a book he had been able to show his art and inspire others with his skills and love of whales.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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