Featured Photographer | Lee Hankinson 

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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

Cuttlefish,
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,
Komodo


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

 Rabbitfish,
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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