Jonathan Atkin – In-Your-Face Maritime Aerial Photographer

Independence Maritime Agency’s Rena, 80,000 ton bulk carrier waits in English Bay to load canola seed and wheat in Vancouver, BC, March 2011

Jonathan Atkin shoots ships— aircraft carriers, cruise ships, tugs, cargo ships, speedboats and everything in between. If you spend just five minutes browsing through the images on his website, www. shipshooter.com, you’ll understand why this maritime photographer is regarded as one of the world’s best.

There, you’ll be greeted by a burst of fireworks over Manhattan saluting the Cunard Line’s “Three Queens”-Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Vic- toria – as they gathered for a rare “Royal Rendezvous” in New York Harbor in January 2011. And if you click on any of the titles listed to the left of the opening slide show you’ll see an extraordinary gallery of ships, sea captains and sailors presented by an artist with superb tech- nical skills, an eye for the unusual and a willingness to do almost anything to get the right shot.

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