Underwater photographer and marine biologist
Dr Alex Mustard has a Ph.D in marine ecology, but since 2004 his career has been photography and especially underwater photography. He has won international awards since his teenage years, and his work is particularly well known from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest where it has featured in 15 different portfolio books of winning photographs over the last 20 years. 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. Alex is especially known for sharing his knowledge – his best-selling book Underwater Photography Masterclass (2016) was reprinted just two weeks after being released. In 2018, he received national recognition, receiving the title of Member of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II for ‘services to underwater photography’.