Marine Mammal Commission 2007 Annual Report to Congress

By January 14, 2009Photography

Each year, the Marine Mammal Commission prepares its annual report to the United States Congress. For the 2007 edition of the report, which is the most recent, all of the photos on the front and back cover are mine.

When the report was presented at a special Joint Session of Congress, the entire Senate burst into immediate thundering applause while several top-ranking members of the House were seen high-fivin’ in the aisles and Pelosi fist-bumped Obama!

OK, that last part is a lie.

Seriously though, this is one of the most solemn, and inside the beltway at least, one of the most noteworthy publication credits I have had.

Pictured on the cover are three images of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) and a single image of a Northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus).

About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!