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Chris Gug
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Chris Gug enjoys snapping photos while scuba diving or swimming in shallow waters with a snorkel. He focuses on how each photograph will make the audience feel, rather than on capturing a favorite animal. As a self-taught photographer, he enjoys putting himself in dangerous situations underwater and experimenting with photography techniques. When he’s not photographing, you can find him reading about marine mammals or researching a new shooting location. He currently lives in Florida. Fun fact: In high school, Chris had 38 inches of curly hair; now he shaves it off to be more hydrodynamic for swimming.

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Chris Gug 6/21/2014 | 11:52 AM

Hi all- I'm currently in Chicago setting up a huge double booth at the Gold Coast Art Fair in Grant Park near downtown Chicago. The weather is beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing some of my old customers and making some new friends. If anyone is in the Chicago area stop by my booth to see my latest releases. Nest week I will be back in Florida diving with the glass minnows in Key Largo to create more images that I hope you all will love!

A Dip in the Sea
by CHRIS GUG

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2009, limited edition of 250
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing. Includes a certificate of authenticity.
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All elephants love to swim. It's just that they swim in rivers and mudholes. And I'm not a fan of dysentery from those rivers. This is the world's only ocean-swimming elephant, making him (in my humble opinion) the world's smartest elephant! He is a retired worker from a logging camp in India, but that is not why his tusks were trimmed - like many Indian elephants, the tusks were crossing badly, and preventing him from feeding himself, so it was for his own good. I flew to India specifically to photograph this elephant and his most unique behavior. I spent nearly a month near the beach where he is spending his well-earned retirement, waiting and waiting for the right moment when he walked down the beach into the sea.

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