Mountainfilm is saddened to announce the death of Wes Skiles, the enormously talented underwater photographer whose luminous photographs of Blue Holes graced the Silver Bell Gallery in 2010. Working with scientist Kenny Broad, Wes saw a world we could only imagine and only when he brought us his stellar photographs did we begin to understand what he had seen. We were lucky to have him in Telluride for the festival this year and very much hoped he’d be back again and again.

Wes Skiles

Please honor his work by getting this month’s National Geographic, which has his photos on the cover, like the one below.

Chimney Vortex, photograph by Wes Skiles

You can read more about his life and work here.