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Jim Catlin

I am from United Kingdom
Member since: Saturday, January 26, 2013
I first became interested in marine photography over 10 years ago when working as a volunteer on a marine expedition to Fiji.

After completing an MSc in marine science in 2008 studying the Bumphead Parrotfish, I worked in the Caribbean and Egypt for various marine conservation NGo’s. My underwater photographs from Tobago were used by Coral Cay Conservation to help promote marine awareness throughout the Caribbean and images from the TCI appeared in Caribbean Reef Magazine. My photos have also appeared in the Thailand Pocket Dive Guide 2013 and the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution, cover shot April 2013. I currently work as an underwater photography instructor at Cathy Church's Photo Centre in the Cayman Islands.

Underwater photography experience

Fiji, Soloman Islands, Tobago, TCI, Egypt, Madagascar, Thailand, Cayman Islands


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1851 point member

My Portfolio

  Velvet Eyes shrimp nocturnal species around inch long amazing blue eyes. Shot using Oly 60mm 15 subsee manual focus precision. precision
  Reef squid night
  Hidey Hole cleaner shrimp inside tube sponge
  Arrow Eyes
  Xray backlit seahorse bw 'X-ray' 'Xray' 'X ray' b/w
  Colour Wheel different images backgrounds shot situ using coloured backdrops except blue water

My Contest Stats

I have 85 entries in the photo contest
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entered Thursday, December 3, 2015
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entered Sunday, November 15, 2015
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entered Monday, November 9, 2015


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)33712
Fashion155
Humorous166
Macro - Close-Up66410
Macro - not swimming913014
Macro - Nudibranchia34013
Macro - Super macro1822212
Macro - swimming67111
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)37625
Sharks22613
Wide Angle - Close Focus1519513
Wide Angle - Divers5499
Wide Angle - Marine Life1116214
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)22412
totals 85110713
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified3289
Andaman Sea1214311
Caribbean Sea7093613
totals 85110713
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Cayman islands7295713
Thailand1315011
totals 85110713

My Forum Posts

I have 4 forum posts
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