Award-winning nature cinematographer
Mike deGruy, 60, an award-winning marine scientist and nature cinematographer best known for documentaries featuring underwater footage that brought viewers up close to sea creatures, plants and geographical features, died Saturday in a helicopter crash in eastern Australia, National Geographic said.
Australian television writer-producer Andrew Wight, 52, also died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed soon after takeoff from an airstrip near Nowra, 97 miles north of Sydney.
DeGruy, a Santa Barbara resident, produced and directed documentary films primarily about the ocean. An accomplished diver...