Crustacea click here >>>
Of all the creatures that live in the sea crabs, lobsters, shrimps and amphipods must be the most fascinating. They range from plankivores to large, predatory crabs and even no we have not seen them all. Various colours, shapes and sizes make for great macro shots, but you must be prepared to spend more time on night dives if you want to photograph them when they venture out of their daytime haunts on the hunt for food.

United Kingdom creatures click here >>>
UK diving is where it all started for me and I am often asked by non-divers "Is there anything down there"? In my pictures I have tried to show a small 'snapshot' of the life around the British Isles, with its huge colour and variety. Low light levels and colder conditions do not detract from the abundance of marine life around our coasts. Pollution is a problem in some areas but nature continues to fight back.
Invertebrates click here >>>
It is difficult to pick one name which describes all the creatures that slither and slide over the sea bed. So I chose Invertebrate (no back bone) for my mixture of nudibranchs, snails and flatworms. Some years ago I worked on a reef project in Indonesia helping to photograph and identify nudibranchs. 30% of what we found were previously unidentified, illustrating the number and variety of these colourful creatures to be found in our oceans.
Wrecks click here >>>
I have been fascinated by wrecks ever since my first wreck dive in 1965 on the Garonne in Cornwall. Wrecks make wonderful subjects for photographers. Using any lens, there is always a macro subject or a fisheye shot to be taken. Capturing the light to create the mood you are trying to achieve is the greatest challenge in wreck photography. Here are some pictures of my favourite wrecks.

Butterflyfish click here >>>
Well known among my friends as my favourite subject, I have selected a range of butterflyfish taken world wide, many from the Indo-Pacific region which contains nearly 90% of the species. I am still adding to my collection which is by no means complete. I love the challenge of trying to photograph these lively little fish, darting from one coral head to the next, feeding on the fin. I often use my homemade ring flash for these shots, as it has a low profile and can illuminate the butterflyfish over a meter away.

Fish soup click here >>>

This section is devoted to many of the fish I have photographed around the world. There is simply not enough room to fit all the fish pictures I have, so I have chosen a variety of colours shapes and species which I hope you will enjoy.

Sharks and big animals click here >>>

When I show my pictures of sharks to friends I receive many different reactions. Divers are always interested in when and where, but non-divers give a shiver and ask, "were you scared?". I have a fascination for sharks and I love to photograph them as close as they want to come to me. I admit to using a cage - it's a piece of sanity in the presence of the most aggressive of the species, but being in the water with them is a huge 'buzz' which has almost no parallel for me above water. The big ones are easy to photograph because they come for a look, but there are many which require a measure of stealth if you want to get 'close up'. I have also included pictures of humpback whales from Rurutu and a mola mola taken in the giant kelp forests of California.

Photos taken near the surface click here >>>
So often divers miss seeing what is just below the surface. Here, the light is good and reflections add a different dimension to a picture. There can be so much going on, predators and their prey are often to be found in this zone and there is an infinite variety of angles and creative techniques that can be employed here. You don't even have to dive, many good shots can be taken using just a snorkel and a light weight-belt.

Reefs click here >>>

Reefs are magical places, day or night, colourful soft corals, architectural hard corals and masses of fish and animal life. Different lighting conditions can produce the most breath taking images of nature at its best. However we must remember it is a fragile place and easily damaged by greed, pollution and careless actions, often by those not even aware that such wonders of nature exist.

Shoaling fish click here >>>

I find great enjoyment in swimming with shoaling fish. Many large fish shoals will ignore a diver, particularly if they are having their annual 'get together'. The shapes, patterns and colour make for fantastic wide-angle photography, and capturing that perfect image is a big challenge for the underwater photographer.

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