Ocean photographer / cinematographer, freedive instructor & environmental scientist

Jono is an Australian underwater photographer, freedive instructor, environmental scientist, marine megafauna guide and filmmaker dedicated to capturing powerful visuals to catalyse meaningful change for our oceans.

His work is driven by one motivation: to inspire positive action by facilitating meaningful connections with wildlife. He has gained extensive in field experience working with both terrestrial and marine megafauna across the world including; Kenya, Tonga, Mexico, Maldives, Indonesia, Azores, Fiji and the vibrant reefs of his ocean home in Australia.

Jono’s life took an unexpected turn when he helped rescued an entangled whale shark in the Maldives together with a local friend and diver. Shortly afterwards he co-founded the Fuvahmulah Marine Foundation to help address plastic pollution and wildlife entanglement on the island and has since also become the Media Director of the Miyaru Programme.With a deep love for non-intrusive forms of research and expeditions, he is both a passionate freedive instructor and scuba diver.

Jono’s work has been featured in world-class underwater photography competitions and publications.

Photographer / Videographer

Capturing the infinite beauty of our oceans is no small feat. The never ending pursuit demands constantly pushing limits across multiple disciplines and endless hours of commitment. After thousands of hours in the water Jono is an accomplished freediver, scuba diver, drone pilot and underwater photographer / videographer with experience operating DSLR and RED camera systems both on scuba and breath-hold.

Marine Megafauna Expedition Leader

Whether redirecting tiger sharks, navigating hunting marlins or dancing with giant humpback whales Jono possess a deep understanding of marine life and is dedicated to facilitating both safe and life changing encounters underwater.

Freedive Instructor

Discovering the ability to explore the underwater world through the power of our own breath was an experience that changed Jono’s life forever. Several years later after hundreds of hours of ocean experience and professional training he now has the privilege of passing this skill set and life changing experience onto others. Specialising specifically in marine life connections, Jono is deeply passionate about developing the ability to safely and respectfully interact with marine life while enjoying face to face encounters.

Conservationist

Deeply passionate about conserving the last remaining corners of our blue wilderness. Meaningfully connecting others with the ocean is the driving force behind both Jono’s underwater photography and guided expeditions. Jono is co-founder of the shark conservation initiative the Miyaru Programme an organisation that works to redefine the intersection where sharks and humans meet.

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