Tony Wu combines his love of visual art with his interest in the marine world through underwater photography. Since 1995, Wu has used his photographs and writing to encourage others to appreciate and protect the beauty of the oceans. Most recently, he’s devoted his attention to photographing whales and other cetaceans, as well as mass spawning aggregations of fish. His images have received international awards in Japan, Europe, and the US, including Grand Prize in Japan’s largest marine photo contest and first place in the underwater category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Tiny Dancers 08.18.2022 Spotlight - Even without true wings, a subspecies of Siberian flying squirrel endemic to Japan executes astonishing aerial acrobatics.
Beautiful Ugly 04.22.2022 Spotlight - While the Asian sheepshead wrasse’s allure may be debatable, the fish’s color-changing, sex-changing abilities are hard to disregard.
Single Mom 11.24.2021 Spotlight - In a delicate ritual that might last only a few minutes, this female squid demonstrates remarkable self-sufficiency.
Unexpected Playmate 08.27.2019 Spotlight - A young humpback whale is spotted off the coast of Sri Lanka. Is it a sign of a promising trend, or just a fluke?
Allure of the Flower Hat 02.27.2019 Spotlight - What looks like a flamboyant fashion accessory is actually this jelly's brilliant evolutionary strategy for attracting prey.
Mystic Minipizza 04.24.2018 Spotlight - This might be your only chance to meet the best-named fish in the sea.
Head over Heels 02.13.2018 Spotlight - To woo a potential mate, a male humpback whale pulls out some surprisingly smooth—and tender—moves.
Graceful Giant 03.21.2017 Spotlight - Their record-setting heft doesn't stop blue whales from being surprisingly sinuous swimmers.