early childhood, Linda's interest in the natural world drew
her to a career as a biologist, specializing until recently in research on
insects at The Natural History Museum in London (see Scientific Publications). But for decades
her passion for nature has led her also to photograph marine
life. She approaches this with a biologist's fascination for
living organisms, but even more with a photographer's eye
for composition and lighting.
started in scuba diving in 1979 and took up underwater photography
a year later, in 1980, joining the British
Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP). Diving usually
with Brian, her husband, she has travelled around the world
in search of a wide range of underwater subjects, from immense
whale sharks to tiny shrimps, and scenic views of reefs and
wrecks. She is equally at home in tropical seas and in the
colder waters of the UK and Northern Europe.
is the author and photographer of four books, and a number
of articles. Her stock photography features widely in books,
newspapers, magazines and journals, including Professional
Photographer, BBC Wildlife, Nature, and leading diving magazines.
Other uses of her photographs include calendars, brochures,
cards, advertising, and in an IMAX multi-screen presentation.
Linda also undertakes commissioned photography.
serves occasionally on juries for photography competitions,
and has been a jury member for BAFTA (The British Academy
of Film and Television Arts), for the 2002 Television Craft