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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!

The Staredown
by CHRIS GUG

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2011, 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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While on a two-year expedition photographing underwater Papua New Guinea, I had several opportunities to find extraordinarily rare situations or phenomena. A bleached white anemone is one such thing that I had been seeking for my entire career, as the combination of white and red makes for such a striking image. If ocean temperatures elevate for an extended period, stony corals, and rarely some anemones, may expel their zooxanthellae, which is the organism living within the host's tissue that gives it its color. During that time, the anemone may starve unless the water gets cooler again and it regrows its zooxanthellae, and the happy news is that it only took about a month to do so in this case and the anemone recovered fully, returning to its dark green natural color. But during that time, it was the photographic bonanza of my career, as I spent dozens and dozens of hours underwater on the reef capturing different compositions of this most wonderful and rare color combination. It's very likely that it will be a once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunity, regardless of how many more thousands of hours I put in underwater.

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