Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

I am so very honoured to be the 2021 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. Being awarded in one of the most prestigious and respected nature photography competitions in Australia if not the world, is a privilege to say the least. The exhibition has a high caliber of beautiful work from so many talented photographers.

Whale Vision Exhibition in Reykjavík

The Whale Vision Exhibition premiered in Iceland’s capital with hundreds of visitors stopping by each day at the first whale conservation exhibition organized by the conservation group “Hard to Port”. My work was exhibited with some of the worlds best whale photographers to help support education and hopefully inspire others to act for our oceans and their inhabitants. Photo Curtesy of Hard to Port.

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year Exhibition 2019 – Australian Museum

Showcasing my award-winning image from the ANZANG 2019 competition.

Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 Exhibition London

The 2018 award winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year go on display in London from March 28 to April 30 2019. My image of the Dusky Dolphin just before it took a breathe as it almost breaks the surface will be part of the exhibition.

Lord Howe Island “Reef to Cloud Nine” at The Gallery, Hyatt Regency Sydney 2018

This remarkable exhibition which I am proud to be part of, showcases the collaborative works of Danielle Harte James Tobin (Channel 7 Weather Presenter) and myself as we share our perspectives on this stunning location. One of Australia’s truly untouched paradises.

I have been visiting Lord Howe Island for over a decade and have enjoyed getting to know the locals, their beautiful island and the many talents they possess. especially the local photographers.

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year Exhibition – Australian Museum 2017

Showcasing my award-winning image from the ANZANG 2017 competition.


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Headon Festival AIPP exhibition, Paddington Town Hall 2017

Showcasing a number of award winning prints from the AIPP APPA annaul awards

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, Maritime Museum, Sydney 2017

Showcasing my award-winning image from the WPY 2016 competition.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, London 2016

Showcasing my award-winning image from the WPY 2016 competition.



Sony World Photography Awards exhibition 2016

Showcasing my Australian National award from the 2016 Competition.


Travel Photographer of the year exhibition Malta 2016

Showcasing my winning images from the 2015 Travel Photographer of the year competition



We’re for Whales exhibition @ Customs House Sydney

IFAW have launched their “We’re for Whales” photographic exhibition at Customs House in Sydney. A number of our photos of Humpback Whales feature on the massive digital wall on the ground level and throughout the exhibition.

IFAW - We're for Whales exhibition Sydney Customs House

Elysium Antarctic Expedition

In 2010 a team of 57 explorers from 18 countries, created this spectacular photographic and video record and conducted scientific research as a reference for monitoring climate change in the future. The culmination of a team of dedicated Photographers and scientist, the Elysium exhibition at the Australian Maritime Museum showcases some of the most amazing aspects of Antarctica.


Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Award Winners will be exhibiting at the Sydney Opera House from the 24th October – 20th November 2011. This is a digital exhibition of all previous Australian winners located in the Western Foyer at the Sydney Opera House. My image of a Sperm Whale received a Highly Commended award in Nature and Wildlife category.

Sony World Photography Exhibition

All images taken under a special permit granted by the Regiao Autonoma Dos Acores, Secretaria Regional Do Ambiente E Do Mar, Dreccao Regional do Ambiente.

HSI Extinction Denied

This exhibition showcases a number of the species the Humane Society international has managed to save from the brink of extinction. This was held at Customs House Sydney from September – October 2011 to help raise awareness for the many threatened species around the world.

HSI Extinction Denied Exhibition


Whales in Paradise

Humpback Whale Eye

This collection of photography reveals a rare insight into a world we seldom see. It’s a world that creates thought provoking images, and is a world that needs our help. The subjects of these amazing images are the Humpback whales. In response to the Japanese’s decision to commence whaling, all money raised from this exhibition will be donated to Greenpeace and The Humane Society International.

Exhibition Opening Night

A number of friends supported the exhibition and helped make it such a success.

exhibition opening night

Exhibition Prints

Whales in Paradise exhibition