July 25, 2010

Underwater Photographer Wes Skiles Dies During Dive: Renowned underwater photographer Wes Skiles died Wednesday while undertaking a "routine filming dive" off West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 52. His personal site contains examples of his work. One of his shots of Bahama's Blue Holes appears on the cover of this month's National Geographic along with a online gallery. "He was very enthusiastic about the sport, worried about conservation and did documentaries on the river, and had a great love for the water," said longtime friend Rick Crawford. "Every picture you see of him, he is working with his camera with a big smile."

posted by rcade to extreme at 02:56 PM - 2 comments

He was very enthusiastic about the sport

Not meaning to diminish the tragic loss, but this quote shows that "sport" means something, anything, everything different to different people.


posted by graymatters at 05:20 PM on July 25, 2010


posted by yzelda4045 at 10:48 PM on July 25, 2010

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