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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.

How to Take Underwater Photos in the Maldives

The Maldives rewards the adaptable photographer, so packing a flexible wide-angle zoom lens and booking the right resort are some of the ways to maximize your trip.

How to Focus on One Photo Style in a Destination that Has Everything

The Cayman Islands present only opportunities to underwater photographers, which calls for a disciplined approach.

What Underwater Photogaphers Should Know About Raja Ampat

The challenge isn't finding what to shoot but keeping your focus to bring home the best images possible!

How to Photograph the Red Sea's Wrecks and Reefs

The Egyptian Red Sea is a dream combination of conditions and subjects for wide-angle underwater photography.

What Underwater Photographers Need to Know About the Galapagos

Cold, currents and low visibility make the Galapagos a challenging bucket list location for scuba shooters.

How to Photograph Cenotes

Balance your lights, focus and flash to get a great photo of the cenotes in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

How to Take Beautiful Seahorse Photos

Use these tips to capture stunning underwater pictures of seahorses, one of the ocean's most iconic creatures.

How to Take Abstract Underwater Images

Play with the ocean's diversity and photographic technique and you will create one-of-a-kind images.

How to Take Great Photos of Coral Reefs

Practice and lighting are two integral components to capturing sweeping reef images.