Who I am
My name is Judith Scott and I am an international whale watching guide. Having wanted to work with whales since I was seven, I have spent more than twenty years whale watching all over the world. I trained as a marine guide with a naturalist who had studied whale watching education as her masters, so was an incredible teacher. I also worked for two and a half years on Dr Roger Payne’s research boat Odyssey, sailing around the world studying sperm whales. Dr Payne was the scientist who discovered humpback whale song. Through this I cemented my love of cetaceans as well as falling in love with travelling, photography and nature. I have since travelled in all the world’s continents and sailed on the Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans following my dreams. I have worked in many great whale watching spots, most recently in west Iceland, Baja, Mexico, Arctic Norway and South Africa. I currently spend most of the year in Iceland, as well as working in Antarctica.