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From early childhood, my interest in the natural world drew me to a career as a biologist, specializing until 2006 in research on insects at The Natural History Museum in London (see Scientific Publications). But for decades my passion for nature has led me also to photograph marine life. I approach this with a biologist's fascination for living organisms, but even more with a photographer's eye for composition and lighting.

Linda &  Brian Pitkin

I started in scuba diving in 1979 and took up underwater photography a year later, in 1980, joining the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP). Diving usually with Brian, my husband, I have travelled to many parts of the world in search of a wide range of underwater subjects, from immense whale sharks to tiny shrimps, and scenic views of reefs and wrecks.

I am the author and photographer of four books, and a number of articles. My stock photography features widely in books, newspapers, magazines and journals, including Professional Photographer, BBC Wildlife, Nature, and leading diving magazines. Other uses of her photographs include calendars, brochures, cards, advertising, and in an IMAX multi-screen presentation. I also undertake commissioned photography.

I serve on juries for photography competitions, and have been a jury member for BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts), for the 2002 Television Craft Awards.

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Last updated 14-Feb-2018  Dr B R Pitkin