Marine Engineer/Underwater Specialist
Wildlife & Nature Photography
60067 Frankfurt/Main, Postfach 16 04 04, Germany
Phone (0049) 61 02 43 29 30
Fax: (0049) 61 02 43 2932
Inquiries for marine life please contact:
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740-2281
Inquiries for Wildlife & Nature Photography please contact:
Peter Arnold, Inc.
1181 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
The main emphasis of Klaus Jost's work lies on wildlife, nature and underwater photography worldwide. Numerous trips in the last few years have led him among other things to the big bears into the wilderness of Alaska. He is extremely fascinated by the country and the animals.
His special interest lies in the Great White Shark, Tiger Shark and Bull
Shark, which are potentially dangerous to humans (any animal could be
dangerous to humans) - and the whole underwater world. Decades of experience
as a marine engineer and underwater specialist in several oceans fit in very
well with his work. Klaus Jost has spent almost 13,000 hours under water in
large-scale harbor construction projects for professional reasons alone, and
has got to know the fauna and flora of most tropical countries very closely.
As a person responsible for the marine and underwater work - this has always
been critical for the success of a construction site - Klaus Jost has
developed a method which made it possible to produce extensive underwater
foundations for quay walls with a degree of accuracy in the area of
centimeters - alone in Dammam, Saudi Arabia (contract value: DM 2,650
million), they measured approx. 4 kilometers. Another exceptional
achievement is certainly the construction of four complicating block quay
walls: in Karachi/Pakistan, San Pedro/Ivory Coast, Alexandria/Egypt and
Conakry/Guinea. The concrete blocks were placed floating (exception:
Karachi) and had a weight of up to 100 tons. During the employment of large
equipment in a very confined space, most of the time with zero sight under
water, water depths of up to 21 meters, an enormous time pressure and 24
hours' work, the demands on all persons participating were great. Also in
this area, the underwater foundations and work were a requirement for
Since February 2001, Klaus Jost has been a freelancer in the area of
wildlife, nature and underwater photography.
He only wants to do creative work in future - possibly except for a
short-term employment as a consultant if his special knowledge is in demand.
Photo and text reports are published worldwide in large magazines, journals
and newspapers (National Geographic Germany, GEO, Terre Sauvage, Universum,
terra and many others). His photo of the "Breaching Great White Shark" has
gone around the world. He has been working with international agencies for
many years and he also offers his material directly under
Another aim of Klaus Jost is to document the types of sharks which are on
the red list and to make them known to the broad public.