Penguin Plunge

As a photographer, I feel an urgency to remind my fellow humans that our destiny is inexorably tied to the fate of the sea. As a scientist, I am motivated by the knowledge that continuing to ignore the failing health of our oceans now, while we ponder the consequences later, is an invitation for disaster.


Combining the two, I am a fierce advocate for our planet and strive every day to make a tangible difference. With hope as a beacon, my dream is that together we can turn the tide and achieve healthy, abundant oceans for all.

– Cristina Mittermeier

National GEO Photographer & SeaLegacy co-founder


Photo Credits:  Penguin Plunge by Susan J. Preston, Albuquerque Bio Park © 2021, all rights reserved