Featured Photographer | Lee Hankinson 

Featured Photographer lee



Lee Hankinson is a marine ecologist and conservationist from the southeast coast of NSW, Australia. His love of the ocean is evident in his photography where he shares images of marine creatures and underwater habitats, typically coupled with a scientific story behind them. 

Lee first got into scuba diving over a decade ago when undertaking his degree in Townsville while studying at James Cook University. Since then he has been lucky to travel extensively for his career and is always trying to find the time to squeeze in underwater photography dives whenever possible along the way.

Despite having dived some of the most pristine tropical regions, Lee’s most fond dives are with the playful and inquisitive local Australian and New Zealand fur seal colonies close to where he grew up. Now based in Scotland, the local grey seals and harbour seals are now coming in a close second.


 Big belly seahorse Mornington Peninsula

Big belly seahorse,
Mornington Peninsula 


Cuttlefish Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat 


Denises pygmy seahorse

Denise's pygmy seahorse,
Raja Ampat 


Big belly seahorse Narooma

Big belly seahorse,
Narooma, NSW, Australia 

Clown fish in anemona Raja Ampat

Clownfish in anemone,
Raja Ampat

Green sea turtle Komodo

Green sea turtle,

Grey sealsssLundy Island

Grey seal,
Lundy Island

Kunies Chromadoris Raja Ampat

Kunies Chromodoris,
Raja Ampat

Pygmy seahorse Raja Ampat

Pygmy seahorse,
Raja Ampat


Rabbit fish Aborek jetty

Aborek jetty


Grey seal Lundy Island

Grey seal,
Lundy Island


Nembrotha kubaryana Raja Ampat

Nembrotha kubaryana,
Raja Ampat


Weedy seadragon Mornington Peninsula

Weedy seadragon,
Mornington Peninsula


Find more from Lee on his Instagram @lee_hankinson or on his website

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