Episode 12: How Do You Photograph a Shark… Safely?

Meet the Expert:  Keith Ellenbogen

Keith Ellenbogen portrait with underwater camera, strobes and housing ©Keith Ellenbogen

Keith Ellenbogen is an acclaimed underwater photographer with a focus on environmental conservation. Through Keith’s photography, he seeks to evoke a sense of discovery and create intimate, personal connections to inspire positive social change and a global understanding of the world around us.

Keith is currently an assistant Professor of Photography at SUNY/The Fashion Institute of Technology, a  Visiting Scholar/Artist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Sea Grant, an Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Award, a Senior Fellow, International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), an Affiliate Partner, Mission Blue / Sylvia Earle Alliance, and a Fellow of The Explorers Club.

Listen to Keith’s very cool  TED Talk about “New York’s Surprising Underwater Wildlife” 

Keith Ellenbogen and Large Marge, Great White Shark. Keith is using a 360˚ multi-camera system to capture this image. ©Keith Ellenbogen




  See Keith’s Video of the Great White Shark


Portrait of Great White Shark in the Northeast coast of the United States. ©Keith Ellenbogen












  Pick a shark that you like and do some research on it. See what cool facts you can learn.

Then draw  your own picture of the shark and share it with your family and friends.

With your parents permission, send us one of your pictures via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR

tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve

If you send in your challenge OR just leave a comment below about the episode, you will be entered into a giveaway to win a FREE copy of the book listed below.



FREE book giveaway for this episode!

The Ultimate Book of Sharks by Brian Skerry (NGKids)

Dive into the wild world of sharks! Get up close to learn the truth behind these fantastic, ferocious fish with famed National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.







Book List:

The Great White Shark Scientist  by Sy Montgomery  (HMH Kids)   Keith is the photographer in this book!

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist
by Jess Keating and Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Sourcebooks)

If Sharks Disappeared (If Animals Disappeared) by Lily Williams (Roaring Brook Press)

Science Comics: Sharks: Nature’s Perfect Hunter by Joe Flood (First Second)

Super Shark Encyclopedia: And Other Creatures of the Deep by DK

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