Sharing passion for the marine environment by providing a visual experience of life at locations visited

Colin has had an affinity with the ocean since childhood; be it catching waves, freediving for crayfish or collecting fish as a 12 year old for his marine aquarium. He missed not having a camera to capture life underwater on early travels to far away places.

Later as a dive instructor he followed his interest in the underwater world and in 2001 with his first underwater camera he won a gold medal with one of his first underwater images.

While he found the survival rate of life captured through the lens to be higher than that of his childhood attempts at preserving life in a fish tank other factors now threaten the very survival of much marine life.

Colin chaired SEAFANZ, an underwater photographic society of which he was a founding member. His aim is to continue promoting awareness of the underwater environment through his images. He hopes to instil in people a greater consciousness for the importance and fragility of our oceans by providing a moment's escape and respite from busy life. Underwater photographic travels outside of his home country of New Zealand have taken him to the Galapagos Islands, the Solomons, many South Pacific destinations, Mexico, the Malay Archipelago and Southern Africa. In recent years Colin has embraced low level aerial technologies to complement his underwater imagery with top down perspectives.


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