As a child I used to sit on the shore and watch my father descend beneath the waves. He would emerge soon after full of tales about the unique and awe-inspiring creatures below; underwater spiders, intricate coral, rainbow coloured fish and of course, sharks.
For years I begged to go with him but I wasn’t yet old enough for scuba. But, on my 13th birthday I was gifted a scuba diving course and was finally able to accompany him on his adventures. I was blown away by what a discovered beneath the waves!
It wasn’t long before I picked up an underwater camera and started documenting what I saw in the underwater world. My first camera wasn’t expensive, it was one of the early GoPro’s, and my photos and footage were pretty substandard to say the least. But I enjoyed sharing and, with the support of my family and friends, my love for underwater photography bloomed. It did not take long I had a DSLR in my hand and was travelling the globe and photographing the incredible wildlife that inhabits the Ocean.
When I’m not underwater, I enjoy back country hiking, terrestrial wildlife photography and kicking back with a beer and watching the sun set. But I am never too far from the ocean.