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Alex Mustard

Dr Alex Mustard has been widely regarded as one of the world’s leading underwater photographers for the last 20 years. He has a PhD in marine ecology and has received national recognition in the UK being made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘services to underwater photography' in 2018.
His photographs have won many awards including regularly in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year - being awarded in 9 different categories and appearing in 15 different books of winning pictures in the last 20 years. He is a founder and chair of the jury for UPY, the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition, and has been a committee member of the British Society of Underwater Photographers for the last 21 years.
 

Slug Spotter: A Guide to Photographing Nudibranchs

Expert Alex Mustard guides readers on the best places to see nudibranchs and how to find and photograph the slugs on a dive.

How to Take Flawless Photos of Sweetlips

Bright colors, large eyes and pouty mouths make sweetlips particularly photogenic fish. Learn these tricks to help guarantee picture-perfect results every time.

Photographing Blennies With Personality

Taking good and interesting pictures of fish isn’t easy—you really need their personalities to shine for the average person to take notice. Here’s how to coax blennies into putting on a show for your camera.

Expert Alex Mustard Shares His Secrets on How to Photograph Dolphins in the Wild

Dolphin encounters can be tough to photograph because they are unpredictable and highly variable, but few subjects will be so warmly appreciated by your friends. Learn from expert Alex Mustard the best tips and tricks for photographing dolphins.

Shrimp in the Spotlight: Making Crustacean Photo Magic

Tips and tricks on how to photograph shrimp.

Winged Wonders: Making the Most of Magical Manta Encounters

Photo expert Alex Mustard shares his tips and tricks on how to photograph stunning images of manta rays.

Going Green: How to Improve Your Turtle Photography

Learn from expert photographer Alex Mustard how to capture the good side of the charismatic, sometimes fickle green turtle.

Think Big: How To Put Grouper in the Spotlight

Groupers have been a favorite fish since the pioneering days of diving. Widespread in the tropics and subtropics, they are slow-moving, curious and intelligent, and many are highly colored. Their big eyes and rubbery lips give them a cartoonish charisma. Groupers are long-lived and can become so infatuated with divers that they follow them closely— much to the enjoyment of any shooter. Such big personalities deserve the best photographic treatment.

Say Cheese! How to Orchestrate Stunning Fish Portraits

Fish are always on the move, darting in and out of focus. While portraits can be challenging, these tips will help you take photographs that truly stand out.