How does photography in the sea compare to working in freshwater?
"Freshwater lakes are a great, wild environment. They are so rich; there are many more species in the freshwater, so it's incredible. Often, when I show my pictures at exhibitions, people say to me, 'You must have to go far away to take some good pictures.' But the answer is no – you just have to look in your garden, or close to you, and be curious. Jump in the water with a mask, and you'll see some amazing things. I am just as happy in a small river as I am in the ocean."
Where do you get your inspiration from?
"It all comes from nature and the world around me. I have loved being in the wild ever since I was a child, when I would go camping in the wilderness with my father. The outdoor world is an endless source of inspiration for me."
Do you prefer to tell a story through photos or videos?
"For me, it is two different ways of telling a story, but I love both, and of course, with my Canon EOS R5, now I can do both in the same way. Some days I'm only filming and some days I'm only taking images, but I love to capture both."
You've published several fine art books. What's it like seeing your work displayed in this way?
"I love the books. I learnt how to print my photography when I was a student in the lab in black and white, and now I have a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer. I love to see my pictures on good quality paper, and in frames. When you offer it to someone like that or showcase it at an exhibition, it's something very noble. It's a real art form for photography."
What's been your most memorable wildlife experience?
"Swimming with orcas in Norway was a very strong encounter and experience. There, a humpback whale bumped me as she came up to catch the herrings, and she stayed at the surface in front of me with all the herrings in her mouth. She then made this sound; the most powerful sound, something I'd never heard before, and she was looking at me. I will never forget that; it was unbelievable."