Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
a photo of a sea turtle swimming just below the surface of a turquoise sea inches from the camera, with text on image "two worlds: above and below the sea"

WCC Speaker Series: David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes

April 9 @ 7:30 pm

This event is generously supported in part by the Broussard Family. Free tickets are available for students of all grade levels.


Two Worlds: Above and Below the Sea
Immerse yourself in unseen worlds with scientist and photographer Jennifer Hayes and underwater photographer David Doubilet. These globetrotting partners in work and life have produced stories together about every topic under the sea, from endangered coral reefs to what lies below polar ice. Known as the “Audubon of the Sea,” David’s photography brilliantly captures life above and below the water’s surface. Onstage, these two master storytellers combine decades of knowledge, passion, and experience into a remarkable visual odyssey that tells the unique story of our ocean like never before.

About David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes
David Doubilet has spent five decades as a National Geographic photographer exploring and documenting the far corners of the underwater world—from beneath interior Africa, remote tropical coral reefs, rich temperate seas, and polar ice. David is a contributing editor for several publications and an author of 12 titles including the award-winning Water Light Time. His numerous photographic awards include Picture of the Year, BBC Wildlife, Communication Arts, and World Press Photo. David is a member of the Academy of Achievement, Royal Photographic Society, International League of Conservation Photographers, and International Diving Hall of Fame. He was named a National Geographic contributing photographer-in-residence in 2001 and has been the recipient of the Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award and Lennart Nilsson Award for Scientific Photography. David has been a Rolex Testimonee since 1994.

Aquatic biologist and photojournalist Jennifer Hayes is a contributing photographer and speaker for National Geographic. She specializes in natural history, conservation, and the documentation of freshwater and marine environments. Jennifer and her partner, David Doubilet, collaborate on assignments from the equator to the polar ice. With graduate degrees in marine ecology and zoology, Jennifer focuses her research on shark finning as well as the population dynamics and movements of sturgeon. She also works with scientists around the globe to share their stories. Jennifer is an award-winning photographer, contributor to numerous global publications, and an author and contributor to books about marine environments. She is a trustee of the Shark Research Institute, Explorer Club fellow, editorial board advisor for the Ocean Geographic Society, and recipient of the SUNY-ESF President’s Medal for her contributions to the natural world.


Wachholz College Center, FVCC
795 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901