I am a marine biologist, keen SCUBA diver and wildlife photographer, and am currently at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) studying for a PhD on the effects that humans may have on deep-sea fish populations (particularly related to the oil industry). I am a BSAC Advanced Diver and Open water Instructor and have been the Diving Officer for the Glasgow University Sub-Aqua Club (GUSAC) since 2009 which keeps me busy! I love being at sea, and this is where I find most of my photographic subjects, both above and below the surface of the waves.
The vast majority of my diving is done in the green waters of Scotland, which I love. The diversity of life around our coasts can be phenomenal, but I think it is relatively unknown to most people. I would love to be able to share some of the passion I have for the marine world through my photography, and this is what I am trying to achieve in this gallery. Hopefully, you'll see something new and interesting in these pages.
I believe that a good wildlife photograph should be an honest representation of a moment in the life of an animal or the environment, and to that extent do not manipulate or 'photoshop' my photographs beyond the necessary basic adjustments (e.g. levels, curves, sharpening). I also believe that wildlife photography should be of wild animals in their natural environment, and so you will not find any images of captive or trained animals in these galleries (except for the occasional SCUBA diver!).
All the photographs displayed on this site have been taken using professional standard equipment, including:
Canon 400D (underwater)
Canon 300mm L F4 IS
Canon 70-200mm L F4 IS
Canon 60mm F2.8 macro
Canon 1.4x Converter
Tamron 17-50mm F2.8
Tokina 10-17mm fisheye
Ikelite housing (for Canon 400D)
2x Ikelite DS51 Strobes