Photographer Tom Gruber is entranced by the world’s oceans. “I think the ocean is the greatest frontier for exploration of life today,” he says at TEDxGunnHighSchool. Gruber has spent years photographing the world’s marine life, learning about each species he snaps as he goes.
In a colorful talk at TEDxGunnHighSchool, Gruber shares stories from photo expeditions across the globe, and with each photo, the lessons he’s learned about the creatures caught on film — from pygmy seahorses to whale sharks.
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Insight from the TEDx office — why we like this talk
This talk is fun, interesting and full of engaging visuals and facts. The speaker, a photographer, presents his craft by sharing why he takes photos — to understand more about life within the ocean — and uses that aspiration to shape the narrative of the talk. He presents his photos with context, sharing what he learned from each photo and why these lessons matter in the world outside his lens.