info@mindenpictures.com | 831 661 5551  | Login | Register

Premium wildlife and nature stock photos

for professional use
Norbert Wu (50) More files...
Norbert Wu is an independent photographer and filmmaker focusing on underwater and wildlife subjects. He has covered the ocean realm from the surface to the deep sea, and from the tropics to the polar regions. His wildlife coverage includes deep-sea life, dolphins, jellyfish, sharks, whales, and animal behavior.

Wu's writing and photography have appeared in thousands of books, films, and magazines, including Audubon, Le Figaro, GEO, International Wildlife, National Geographic, Omni, Natural History, Time, and Terre Sauvage. He is the author and photographer of fifteen books on wildlife and photography and the originator and photographer for several children's book series on the oceans.

Exhibits of his work have been shown at the American Museum of Natural History, the California Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

His background includes degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering from Stanford University and doctoral studies at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

He was awarded National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Grants to document wildlife and research in Antarctica in 1997, 1999, and 2000. In 2000, he was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America "for his contributions to exploration and science in the U.S. Antarctic Program."

His recent films include a high-definition television program on Antarctica's underwater world for Thirteen/WNET New York's Nature series that airs on PBS.

In 1999, he was awarded a Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship which he used to document, in stills and high-definition video, the world's most unique and threatened underwater habitats. From 2000 to 2003, Norbert Wu served as the primary cinematographer for many of the featured exhibits in the new Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History. He has just been named "Outstanding Photographer of the Year" by the North American Nature Photographers Association. When he is not traveling Wu makes his home in Pacific Grove, California near the biologically rich Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) silhouetted group swimming overhead, Little Bahama Bank, Caribbean  -  Norbert Wu
00135665
00135665 Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) silhouetted group swimming overhead, Little Bahama Bank, Caribbean© Norbert Wu
Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) has bony, hard body, unlike most deep sea fish, Eastern Pacific  -  Norbert Wu
00135263
00135263 Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) has bony, hard body, unlike most deep sea fish, Eastern Pacific© Norbert Wu
Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) group swimming quickly with bubble trail, can dive to 600 meters and stay down for 20 minutes, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
00977149
00977149 Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) group swimming quickly with bubble trail, can dive to 600 meters and stay down for 20 minutes, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Anemonefish, gain protection and food among stinging tentacles of host Magnificant Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica), Palau  -  Norbert Wu
00136102
00136102 Anemonefish, gain protection and food among stinging tentacles of host Magnificant Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica), Palau© Norbert Wu
California Bigeye Octopus (Octopus californicus) deep sea species swimming underwater, California  -  Norbert Wu
00136047
00136047 California Bigeye Octopus (Octopus californicus) deep sea species swimming underwater, California© Norbert Wu
Oceanic White-tip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot Fish (Naucrates ductor), Bahamas, Caribbean  -  Norbert Wu
00499772
00499772 Oceanic White-tip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot Fish (Naucrates ductor), Bahamas, Caribbean© Norbert Wu
Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus) can generate up to 220 volts, freshwater, Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, California  -  Norbert Wu
00135085
00135085 Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus) can generate up to 220 volts, freshwater, Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, California© Norbert Wu
Candy Cane Sea Star (Fromia monilis) on Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) foot, Sipidan Island, Borneo  -  Norbert Wu
00135126
00135126 Candy Cane Sea Star (Fromia monilis) on Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) foot, Sipidan Island, Borneo© Norbert Wu
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) mother and calf, Little Bahama Bank, Caribbean  -  Norbert Wu
00135217
00135217 Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) mother and calf, Little Bahama Bank, Caribbean© Norbert Wu
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) mammal with hard shell, burrows quickly, Florida  -  Norbert Wu
00135295
00135295 Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) mammal with hard shell, burrows quickly, Florida© Norbert Wu
Io Moth (Automeris io) a member of the Giant Silkworm Moth family, eyespots may serve to scare away predators, Florida  -  Norbert Wu
00135301
00135301 Io Moth (Automeris io) a member of the Giant Silkworm Moth family, eyespots may serve to scare away predators, Florida© Norbert Wu
Bald Notothen (Pagothenia borchgrevinki) living in iceberg, notothenioid fish has glycoproteins for antifreeze in blood to keep from freezing, silvery color acts as camouflage, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
00135313
00135313 Bald Notothen (Pagothenia borchgrevinki) living in iceberg, notothenioid fish has glycoproteins for antifreeze in blood to keep from freezing, silvery color acts as camouflage, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea) group, a favorite prey of Great White Sharks, South Australia  -  Norbert Wu
00135502
00135502 Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea) group, a favorite prey of Great White Sharks, South Australia© Norbert Wu
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini) schooling around a seamount, Cocos Island Costa Rica Pacific Ocean  -  Norbert Wu
00135541
00135541 Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini) schooling around a seamount, Cocos Island Costa Rica Pacific Ocean© Norbert Wu
Spotted Seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) male who has just given birth to babies, surrounded by his offspring  -  Norbert Wu
00136032
00136032 Spotted Seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) male who has just given birth to babies, surrounded by his offspring© Norbert Wu
Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) pair, Cuverville Island, Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
00136251
00136251 Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) pair, Cuverville Island, Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) being cleaned by reef fish, Hawaii  -  Norbert Wu
00977058
00977058 Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) being cleaned by reef fish, Hawaii© Norbert Wu
Nudibranch (Chromodoris sp) breathes through gills on back, Borneo  -  Norbert Wu
00977108
00977108 Nudibranch (Chromodoris sp) breathes through gills on back, Borneo© Norbert Wu
Giant Pelagic Jellyfish (Pelagia panopyra) many animals are associated with this poisonous floating object, Monterey, California  -  Norbert Wu
00135150
00135150 Giant Pelagic Jellyfish (Pelagia panopyra) many animals are associated with this poisonous floating object, Monterey, California© Norbert Wu
Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) schools under kelp forest canopy, Monterey, California  -  Norbert Wu
00135155
00135155 Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) schools under kelp forest canopy, Monterey, California© Norbert Wu
Goldman's Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus goldmanni) school, Papua New Guinea  -  Norbert Wu
00977140
00977140 Goldman's Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus goldmanni) school, Papua New Guinea© Norbert Wu
Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing fishing pole with bioluminescent lure used to attract prey  -  Norbert Wu
00977198
00977198 Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing fishing pole with bioluminescent lure used to attract prey© Norbert Wu
Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing bioluminescent fishing pole attracts deep sea prey, California  -  Norbert Wu
00977201
00977201 Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing bioluminescent fishing pole attracts deep sea prey, California© Norbert Wu
Medusa (Desmonema glaciale) near the surface, bell can reach over one meter in diameter, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
00977051
00977051 Medusa (Desmonema glaciale) near the surface, bell can reach over one meter in diameter, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Masked Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) endemic to Red Sea, Egypt  -  Norbert Wu
00977062
00977062 Masked Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) endemic to Red Sea, Egypt© Norbert Wu
Flamingo Tongue Snail (Cyphoma gibbosum) feeding on Common Sea Fan (Gorgonia ventalina) showing deep purple tone where the Sea Fan has released protective compounds, Saba, Caribbean  -  Norbert Wu
00977089
00977089 Flamingo Tongue Snail (Cyphoma gibbosum) feeding on Common Sea Fan (Gorgonia ventalina) showing deep purple tone where the Sea Fan has released protective compounds, Saba, Caribbean© Norbert Wu
Jacare Caiman (Caiman yacare) group in wetland, Pantanal, Brazil  -  Norbert Wu
00136141
00136141 Jacare Caiman (Caiman yacare) group in wetland, Pantanal, Brazil© Norbert Wu
Sea Anemone (Isotealia antarctica) group on volcanic slope, crack in sea ice behind diver, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
00135008
00135008 Sea Anemone (Isotealia antarctica) group on volcanic slope, crack in sea ice behind diver, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Small-toothed Rock Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei) group lounging around pool at Mara Serena lodge, closest living relative of the Elephant, feet possess hoof-like nails, Kenya  -  Norbert Wu
00135349
00135349 Small-toothed Rock Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei) group lounging around pool at Mara Serena lodge, closest living relative of the Elephant, feet possess hoof-like nails, Kenya© Norbert Wu
Coral Grouper (Cephalopholis miniata) a type of grouper, changes color at will, Great Barrier Reef, Australia  -  Norbert Wu
00135099
00135099 Coral Grouper (Cephalopholis miniata) a type of grouper, changes color at will, Great Barrier Reef, Australia© Norbert Wu
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchling, making its way to the sea, Borneo  -  Norbert Wu
00135127
00135127 Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchling, making its way to the sea, Borneo© Norbert Wu
Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) creates healthier Kelp forest by eating Abalone, California  -  Norbert Wu
00977110
00977110 Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) creates healthier Kelp forest by eating Abalone, California© Norbert Wu
Orca (Orcinus orca) pod resting at end of lead of ice, make deep dives under ice to hunt Antarctic cod, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
00135397
00135397 Orca (Orcinus orca) pod resting at end of lead of ice, make deep dives under ice to hunt Antarctic cod, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) group on ice edge, calls are used to recognize each other and form pairs for mating, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
00135457
00135457 Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) group on ice edge, calls are used to recognize each other and form pairs for mating, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Dwarf Cypress (Taxodium sp) tree on edge of rock cliff bordering Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach, California  -  Norbert Wu
00135508
00135508 Dwarf Cypress (Taxodium sp) tree on edge of rock cliff bordering Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach, California© Norbert Wu
Ice floes that have broken off sea ice edge in late summer, coast guard icebreaker in background, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
00977166
00977166 Ice floes that have broken off sea ice edge in late summer, coast guard icebreaker in background, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) group playing with Sargassum weed, passing it back and forth, Little Bahama Bank, Caribbean  -  Norbert Wu
00135210
00135210 Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) group playing with Sargassum weed, passing it back and forth, Little Bahama Bank, Caribbean© Norbert Wu
Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) caught in fishing net, population is threatened by overfishing, worldwide, Sardinia, Italy, Mediterranean sea  -  Norbert Wu
00135673
00135673 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) caught in fishing net, population is threatened by overfishing, worldwide, Sardinia, Italy, Mediterranean sea© Norbert Wu
California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) playing in shallow water, Channel Islands, California  -  Norbert Wu
00977178
00977178 California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) playing in shallow water, Channel Islands, California© Norbert Wu
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis), Little Bahama Bank, Caribbean  -  Norbert Wu
00135778
00135778 Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis), Little Bahama Bank, Caribbean© Norbert Wu
Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezii) underwater, Caribbean, Bahamas  -  Norbert Wu
00135942
00135942 Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezii) underwater, Caribbean, Bahamas© Norbert Wu
Split-view showing swimming school of fish and buildings on beach, Sipadan Island, Borneo, Celebes Sea  -  Norbert Wu
00136084
00136084 Split-view showing swimming school of fish and buildings on beach, Sipadan Island, Borneo, Celebes Sea© Norbert Wu
Snorkeler Deanna Mah at The Baths, British Virgin Islands  -  Norbert Wu
00977054
00977054 Snorkeler Deanna Mah at The Baths, British Virgin Islands© Norbert Wu
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) being cleaned by Yellow-eyed Surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus), Hawaii  -  Norbert Wu
00136171
00136171 Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) being cleaned by Yellow-eyed Surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus), Hawaii© Norbert Wu
West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus), Crystal River, Florida  -  Norbert Wu
00977090
00977090 West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus), Crystal River, Florida© Norbert Wu
The Blue Hole, largest underwater sinkhole and popular diving site, Lighthouse Reef, Belize  -  Norbert Wu
00977109
00977109 The Blue Hole, largest underwater sinkhole and popular diving site, Lighthouse Reef, Belize© Norbert Wu
Japanese Lionfish (Pterois lunulata) adult, Izu Oceanic Park, Japan  -  Norbert Wu
00977114
00977114 Japanese Lionfish (Pterois lunulata) adult, Izu Oceanic Park, Japan© Norbert Wu
Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) swimming underwater, Monterey, California  -  Norbert Wu
00977126
00977126 Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) swimming underwater, Monterey, California© Norbert Wu
Brittlestar (Ophiothrix purpurea) on Sea Fan, Solomon Islands  -  Norbert Wu
00977141
00977141 Brittlestar (Ophiothrix purpurea) on Sea Fan, Solomon Islands© Norbert Wu
Aerial view of Rock Islands, limestone islands have been cut into mushroom-shaped formations, Palau  -  Norbert Wu
00977175
00977175 Aerial view of Rock Islands, limestone islands have been cut into mushroom-shaped formations, Palau© Norbert Wu
powered by infradox.com