Awards

Major Awards

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2015 Winner Underwater Category NHM Photographer of the Year

2013

Recipient - NOGI - American Acadamy :Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences
2012 International Book of the Year Palme D’or 39th World Underwater Pictures Festival Marseille - Global Treasures
2012 Merit of Excellence, Diver of the Year – Art: Beneath the Sea NJ
2010 NHM BBC Photographer of the Year Competition - High Commendation
2010 Gold Diver: Portfolio - 37th World Underwater Pictures Festival, Marseille
2010 Gold Diver: Diaporama - 37th World Underwater Pictures Festival, Marseille
2010 Recipient of the WYLAND ICON Award for Conservation
2009 Silver Diver – Slide show AV “Wonderful World” 36th World Underwater Pictures Festival
2009 International Book of the Year Palme D’or 36th World Underwater Pictures Festival Marseille - Heart of the Ocean
2008 Recipient of SRI Peter Benchley Shark Conservation Award – Media
2008 Silver Diver -  Slide Show AV 35th World Underwater Pictures Festival, Antibes
2008 Bronze Diver - Portfolio: 35th World Underwater Pictures Festival, Antibes
2006 Silver Video - Open Category Mediterranean Underwater Film Festival
2006 Bronze Diver - Portfolio: 33th World Underwater Pictures Festival, Antibes
2005 Gold Diver: B/W Print - 32th World Underwater Pictures Festival, Antibes
2005 BBC Natural History Museum - SHELL Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2006 competition - Winner: underwater category
2001 Nikon International Photographic Competition - Open Section - Highest Commendation
2001 Silver Ocean NZ - Plight of Napoleon Wrasse Video
2000 BBC Photographer of the Year Competition - Highest  Commendation
2000 Gold Ocean NZ - Marine Life - Static
2000 Silver Ocean NZ - People Underwater
2000 Silver Ocean NZ - Video "Rainbow Sea"
2000 Bronze Ocean NZ - Marine Topside
1999 Best Music Adaptation for Music Documentary – World Underwater Film Festival, Antibes
1999 1st Place Open Section Marine Photographic Festival Japan
1999 Silver – Ocean NZ People Underwater
1997 Seascapes - First Place, Ocean Society, NZ
1996 People of the Sea - Silver award - Ocean Society NZ
1995 Highest Commendation Awards (Seascapes), Ocean Society NZ
1995 Best Superb Close-Up Award , Nikon International Photographic Contest
1994 Silver, Marine Animal Life, OCEAN SOCIETY Photographic Competition, New Zealand
1994 Highest Commendation, Aquatic Seascapes, OCEAN SOCIETY Photographic Competition, NZ.
1994 First Place, Close Up, 32nd International Underwater Photographic Society Competition. USA
1993 Honorable Mentioned and Bronze Medallion, Nikon International Photographic Competition
1993 3rd Place - Top Side, New Zealand Ocean Society Underwater Photographic Competition.
1992 Finalist, Sportdiving Magazine, "Ultimate Photographic" Competition
1992 3rd Place, Close Up, New Zealand Ocean Society International Photographic Competition
1992 Highest Commendation, Antibes Festival, France International Photographic Festival
1991 2nd runner-up, Animal Life, Flores International Underwater Photographic Competition
1990 2nd Place, Wide Angle, Flores International Underwater Photographic Competition
1989 Best of Show, Malayan Nature Society Underwater Photo Competition
1989 First Place Best Picture - Photographer of the Year, Malayan Nature Society
1985 THE GONG GOLD AWARD – TV Commercial “That’s Life”  Singapore

Published Work

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