Charles “Flip” Nicklin (born 1948) is a nature photographer best known for his underwater photographs of whales.
He has been called “one of the world’s leading whale photographers.”
Nicklin’s father Chuck is an underwater cinematographer.
He taught Flip and his brother how to scuba dive at a young age—by age 14, he was an assistant dive instructor to his father and teaching others how to dive.
Nicklin’s family owned a dive shop near Pacific Beach, San Diego called the Diving Locker.