Richard is an underwater photographer and communication specialist. He is executive director of the Catlin Seaview Survey , a global project creating a baseline record of the world’s coral reefs, in high-resolution 360-degree panoramic vision. He drives the survey and occasionally the camera itself with a goal to bring the magic of underwater into our everyday lives. Richard has a background of 10 years working in advertising in London, followed by 10 years as an underwater photographer, artist, designer and communicator, working with a range of conservation organisations and companies including the Sydney Aquarium. Richard's favourite dive is the isolated oceanic Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea and favourite sea critter is the Mantis Shrimp, the epitome of how diverse and bizarre life underwater can really be.