WPF Conference – Paul Colley – Purposeful Photography


WPF Zoom Conference – Free access to Aberdare CC Members

Paul Colley CB OBE FRPS


At the Millennium he started to pursue photography as a serious interest and eventually as a full time career. He was inspired to focus on wildlife photography through his love of the underwater world. Seeing at firsthand how the oceans are being destroyed by overfishing and climate change it naturally led into support of wider conservation efforts in the natural world. Paul is well known for his underwater photography and he has photographed almost everything from blue sharks in Cornwall and freshwater fish in southern UK chalk streams to marine iguanas in the Galapagos islands and oceanic white tip sharks in the Red Sea. He is renowned for his work with major conservation agencies helping to create marine reserves, most recently in the Koh Rong archipelago in Cambodia and around Ascension Island in the South Atlantic. In the UK he really enjoyed working on the chalk streams of southern England, where he photographed trout, grayling and other underwater life. One of his favourite locations is Coate Water Country Park where he photographed the images of bats that have now become well known through the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Author of the award-winning book Winning Images with Any Underwater Camera, Paul hopes that his winning images will help protect all wildlife suffering from loss of habitat. Organisations he has worked with include Fauna & Flora International, the Blue Marine Foundation, the Bat Conservation Trust, and the Wild Trout Trust. All need excellent imagery to support their work, which includes scientific papers and education programmes. 3