I was born in South Africa but brought up in England. From as far back as I can remember I have wanted to work with whales and dolphins. After graduating from university I started chasing the dream and went volunteering on various whale research projects around the world. This included working with humpback whales in the USA, Gray whales in Mexico, Blue whales in Australia and Killer whales in Norway. I also spent two years sailing on a research boat named 'Odyssey' which sailed around the world studying pollution levels in the ocean using samples from Sperm whales. I was lucky enough to sail to the Galapagos Islands, around Australia, the Seychelles and across the Atlantic to the Caribbean on Odyssey. During these trips a passion for photography developed and even though I now have a 'proper' job in the UK, I continue to travel and take photos whenever possible. More recent travels have taken me back to Africa, to Borneo and to the Dominican Republic to swim with humpback whales.