Colin grew up scuba diving with his family, and fell in love with the ocean at an early age. He has been fortunate to dive in many exotic corners of the world, and to work on a number of undersea research projects studying whale sharks and several deep water fish species. After graduating from the University of Vermont, he began working in various capacities aboard expedition ships. During his travels he photographed and shared his adventures as a way of making remote areas and cultures more accessible. It was in Santa Barbara, California that he learned how to photograph underwater, and combined two of his great passions, photography and the sea. Exploring and documenting the vast richness, diversity, and beauty of the underwater world continues to be a lifelong endeavor.
Colin has explored many remote destinations aboard expedition ships and icebreakers. He has lead expeditions throughout both polar regions including excursions to the North Pole. His work has also brought him to South East Asia, the Amazon, Seychelles, the Russian Far East, the South Pacific, Micronesia, the Canadian and Russian Arctic, Svalbard and Greenland. Colin also worked on a small crew filming brown bears in Halo Bay, Katmai National Park. The team spent eight weeks living among the bears, capturing their majestic beauty as they explored, fed, played, fought, and interacted with each other.
Colin's thirst for adventure, love of the natural world, and devotion to the sea is evident as he strives to find new ways to bring the natural world into the hearts and minds of those around him.