Who doesn't smile when they see dolphins?


The Northern Lights

I have been lucky enough to run tours to see the northern lights



Why are whale tails one of the most incredible shapes on our planet?


Atlantic Puffins

When in Iceland I spend a lot of time with the photogenic puffins



My job has brought me into contact with orcas around the world

Welcome to Judith Scott Photography

My adventures across the world with wildlife

Who I am

My name is Judith Scott and I am an international whale watching guide. I have wanted to work with whales since I saw one on TV when I was around seven. Currently I work in Iceland, Norway, South Africa and Mexico with a variety of different species. 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 a 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 fell in love with travelling, photography and nature, as well as even more in love with whales. I have since travelled in all the world’s continents and sailed on the Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans following my dreams. I hope that you enjoy seeing some of my photographs and learning about what is out there in the amazing natural world.

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My photography

After studying art at university I now find my art in my photography.
I feel very privileged to have been all around the world visiting places unknown to many, and to have experienced what I have captured in my photographs, all through my love of whales. I have also seen a lot of destruction that is happening in the natural world due to human actions. From turtles we found sailing that were entangled in fishing gear to albatrosses full of plastic. I hope my images may do just a little to inspire people to help save the natural world; goodness, it needs all the help it can get right now. It can feel over-whelming in the face of such destruction to try and make a difference, but if you can just pick a species or a habitat you care about, we can all make a small difference. We need the natural world, not just to take nice pictures, but for all our health and well-being.

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Get in touch

If you like my photos and are interested in buying one, please let me know.
If you would like to order any prints, canvas prints, cards or other items using one of my photographs, please send me an email. Quotes for items available upon request. Once a year I also sell photography calendars so look out for them. I have blank cards available also that can be used for letters or greetings cards. Please ask.
Also, if you are considering going whale watching somewhere I have been or worked and are interested in knowing more about how to choose the most responsible company and the best time of year for the species you are keen to see, try me. I might be able to help point you in the right direction. I certainly do not know about all the amazing places you can see whales nowadays, however I can do my best to try and help.

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