I am a marine biologist currently researching marine education in Australia and the Pacific as part of my PhD while being the co-founder and Director of the Euakafa Island Research Centre. I'm also a member of the IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas and the Commission for Education and Communication and was recently inducted as an International Fellow of the Explorers Club.
While I'm a relatively recent convert to the art of photography I have observed and interacted with nature all my life, and, with a marine career spanning almost a quarter of a century and with over 4000 dives I luckily know where to look for inspiration. My photos have won or been placed in numerous international and national photography competitions and used in publications ranging from journals, articles in magazines, books and exhibited in galleries. I am a passionate conservationist and have found photography to be an incredibly powerful communication tool for any conservation campaign. I believe that wildlife photography is a deeply personal and reflective process that expresses my genuine love of, admiration for, and wonder I feel for the animals I encounter - both above and within the watery world I feel most at home in.