Jono is an Australian underwater photographer, environmental scientist, wildlife guide and filmmaker driven by a desire to capture powerful visuals and catalyse change. Jono’s work is guided by one motivation: to inspire action by facilitating meaningful connections with wildlife. He has gained extensive 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. With a deep love for non-intrusive forms of research and expeditions, he is a passionate freediver and scuba diver. His work has been featured in world-class underwater photography competitions and publications.
Jono’s life changed when he helped rescued an entangled whale shark in the Maldives together with “Lonu” one of the island’s local dive legends. Shortly afterwards he co-founded the Fuvahmulah Marine Foundation to address plastic pollution and wildlife entanglement on the island and has since then also become the Media Director of the Miyaru Programme.