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Director Profile: Bob Talbot


Occupation: Marine Photographer/Cinematographer/Director
Active Years: 16

When marine photographer/cinematographer Bob Talbot began his career just 15 years ago, his dream was to capture on film his unique vision of whales and dolphins. His hope was that through his images, others would come to love these animals as he does, and therefore work to protect them. His marine mammal posters have sold by the millions, and his photographs have appeared in books and magazines such as National Geographic, Omni, Natural History and National Wildlife. Mr. Talbot has worked as cinematographer for television productions such as CBS's Dolphins, Whales and Us, and ABC's World Discovery episode, Beautiful Killers, as well as on Discovery Channel, PBS productions and several Cousteau Society specials. He filmed the wildlife sequences for the 1993 Warner Bros. hit Free Willy, and it's sequel, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home. His most recent feature film work was in the Universal Pictures' release, Flipper. Filmed in the Bahamas, Flipper included Talbot's footage of dolphins in the wild. In 1993, he released Dolphins and Orcas, a 30-minute fine art tribute to the most enchanting creatures in the sea.

In recent years, Talbot has become involved with Big Movies. For MacGillivray Freeman Films' 2000 release Dolphins (nominated for an Oscar in the Documentary - Short Subject category), Talbot shot the underwater, wild dolphin footage in the Bahamas. Talbot then served as director for HB5B's 2001 release, Ocean Men.

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