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Alex Mustard

Alex Mustard is a well-known underwater photographer and marine biologist from the UK. He took his first underwater photos when he was just 9 years old. He has a Ph.D in marine ecology and worked as a marine scientist until 2004, when underwater photography became his career.

He has been winning international photography awards since his teens, and his work is particularly well known from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest where it has featured in 14 different portfolio books of winning photographs over the last 20 years. In 2021, he won the category ‘Natural Artistry’ with a photo of a ghost pipefish photographed in the Philippines.. In 2013, he was named overall winner of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and is still the only underwater winner of that title. He is also a founder and chair of UPY: the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition.

He is especially known for sharing his knowledge – his best-selling book Underwater Photography Masterclass (2016) was reprinted just two weeks after being released. He runs highly popular underwater photography workshops all over the world. In 2007, Nissan built a concept car version of the NV200 specifically designed around his needs as an underwater photographer, although he does not get to use it as it is now displayed in the Nissan museum in Tokyo! In 2018, he received national recognition, receiving the title of MBE from Queen Elizabeth II.

Dive Conference Topic: Breaking the Rules of Macro

Schedule: August 20, Saturday (Day 2) | 4:05 PM – 4:30 PM


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Back into the Blue:
One with the Sea
August 19-21, 2022 | 11AM-8PM