Underwater photography

Sections within Underwater photography

As an experienced underwater photographer I have been lucky enough to visit and dive in many beautiful places. I first started taking pictures beneath the surface way back in 1992, well before the advent of digital photography. In 1994 I was part of an expedition to Eritrea on the Red Sea. We were a group of divers from Aberystwyth University, surveying the reefs in this relatively (even to this day) unexplored part of the World. This really cemented my love for the underwater world. I still remember vividly my first dive on a tropical coral reef. The colours, movement of the many fish and the busy sounds of the reef are still clear in my mind.

Twenty years on and my photography has had to move with the times. In 2014 I returned to the Red Sea, this time in Egypt, with a fellow student from Nottingham university. As part of my Master’s course in Biological Photography and Imaging I produced a book on Coral reefs and the life they support.

This section of the website includes links to my blog posts on underwater photography as well as other sections on specific areas of underwater photography.

More information:

Marine Invertebrates Photography

Coral reefs

Underwater blog:

Racing Stripe Flatworm on colourful coral

Racing stripe flatworm

Racing stripe flatworm swims over Discosoma coral Location & date Chocolate Island, Malapascua, Philippines. 16th November 2014 Subject The racing ...
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Biodiversity of coral reefs in one picture

Biodiversity of coral reefs

Coral reef scene in the Red Sea Location & date Emperor divers house reef at Palace and Sahara Sands Hotels, Marsa ...
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Fluorescent polyps of reef building coral

Fluorescent coral polyps

Image under ultraviolet showing fluorescent coral polyps Location & date Wadi Lahami, Red Sea, Egypt: 23rd June 2014 Subject Corals of ...
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Double-spined urchin

Double-spined or banded sea urchin

The double-spined or banded sea-urchin Echinothrix calamaris   Location & date Malapascua, Philippines: 14th November 2014 Subject A close-up of ...
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Soft coral with fish shoal in the background, Calanggaman

Coral reef scene in the Philippines

Soft coral reef scene with shoal of fish in the background   Location & date Malapascua, Philippines: 19th November 2014 ...
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A sense of calm - spinner dolphins in the Red Sea

Pod of spinner dolphins

Spinner Dolphins Stenella longirostris in the Red Sea   Location & date Fury Shoals, Egypt: 26th June 2014 Subject Spinner ...
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Where life begins on coral reefs - {Favia favus}

Favia favus – Head coral

Head coral Favia favus under super macro Location & date Malapascua, Philippines: 17th November 2014 Subject Favia favus is a ...
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Pixie Hawkfish

  Pixie Hawkfish photo factsheet: Commonly found amongst hard corals on the reef, the Pixy Hawkfish is very photogenic and ...
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