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Source:  San Francisco Chronicle

In an early scene in the new documentary “Picture of His Life,” Amos Nachoum sits alone in a dark San Francisco studio projecting slides on the wall.

Nachoum, one of the world’s most accomplished wildlife and underwater photographers, clicks slowly through highlights of a 40-year career dedicated to his lifelong fascination with the planet’s most fearsome and formidable creatures.

There he is, Nikon in hand, crouched on the ice just steps from massive tusked walruses, or snapping his famous photo of an Antarctic leopard seal about to devour a small penguin and, most audaciously, swimming just body lengths away from a great white shark.

Each scene is representative of Nachoum’s trademark, controversial approach — going into the water without the protection of a cage and positioning himself face-to-face with the ocean’s apex predators.

“Picture of His Life” recently screened at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Read the story at the San Francisco Chronicle.

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