Some of my images were published online as well as in issue #115 (July/August 2013) of Australian Geographic Magazine! The accompanying story presents some of the research I have been involved with on east Australian manta rays and highlights some challenges for their enhanced national protection. The full story can be read here.
Check out the latest issue of Ocean Geographic (#27) to see one of my photographs that recently received the Merit of Excellence Award at the 2013 Pictures of the Year competition!! So proud to have one of my images published in this prestigious magazine! In stores now. Also available for download here!
A few weeks ago I hosted a University of Texas “Reporting on our Changing Environment” journalism course while working on Lady Elliot Island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Each student had an individual project to work on, ultimately producing either radio, newspaper or TV features. Below is a short interview I gave to one of the students, Rachel Robillard, on sharks. Obviously, there is a lot to say about sharks. Most people will shiver at the sound of the word. I was o
Over the past year or so I’ve developed a real taste for ‘half and half’ photographs… But as I’ve learned (the hard way…) it’s VERY challenging to get a decent ‘half and half’ shot! So I’ve decided to share with you some of the basic things I’ve learnt along the way. Hopefully this will help you in your quest. First of all, my best advice will be to NOT do as I initially did: rush to the water with a camera and try getting ‘the shot’ until the memory card is full! I’ve realis
My latest scientific paper is out: This paper is one of the highlights of the research I conducted as part of my PhD research with The University of Queensland’s Project Manta. It took a lot of funding and sweat in the making but I am thrilled that it is finally out! This paper represents one of the first detailed movement studies on manta rays. Using satellite-tracking technology (and quite a few statistical models and analyses), my co-authors and I explored movements of ree
For the second year in a row I’ll be leading a ‘Ray of Hope’ Expedition to Myanmar & Thailand for the Marine Megafauna Foundation. The 2015 expedition will take place from 28th February – 8th March 2015, onboard the luxurious Deep Andaman Queen liveaboard vessel. This year the trip will start by exploring Myanmar’s vibrant waters with some of the best and most experienced dive guides in the region, before re-entering Thailand and visiting its most prestigious dive sites. One
Some of my images have just been selected as finalists for the SAVED Photography Compeition organised as part of the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress. The IUCN World Parks Congress is a gathering of the most influential people involved in protected area management that takes place once every 10 years. This year this landmark event is held in Sydney, Australia. Here is one of the images I submitted along with its caption, which account for 50% of the judging process: AGAINST ALL
I just received the most incredible news!! The image above has been selected has the Grand Prize winner (Specialist Category) of the ‘SAVED’ Photography Competition, organised as part of the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress! I am left speechless. This means a lot to me, with regards to my photography but also with regards to the winning image which depicts an interaction between a diver and a reef manta ray. I am thrilled that manta rays were highlighted during the World Parks
After recently joining the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), I was delighted to have two of my images awarded a Silver Award at the 2015 EPSON Queensland Professional Photography Awards over the weekend! The AIPP runs the annual prestigious Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs), providing professional photographers with a platform to expand their creativity, evaluate their progress against others in the industry, and network with the commun
Join me on an 11-day adventure of a lifetime to swim with Humpback Whales in the clear, warm waters of the Kingdom of Tonga! This is an incredible opportunity to share in-water time with me and the whales, and get in house expert photography advice from legendary Canon Master Darren Jew! With a maximum of 6 participants on this tour, you will get plenty of time in the water with whales! For more information, visit Darren’s website – click here. For booking enquiries, contact