Tony Wu

He devotes most of his time to researching and documenting rarely seen marine animals and environments, spending more days at sea that he does on land. His approach to and philosophy about photographing nature is summed up in the phrase ars gratia scientiae, which in Latin means art for the sake of knowledge.

In recent years, Tony has devoted the bulk of his time to the pursuit of photographing large cetaceans such as humpbacks, sperm whales, blue whales and such, as well as documenting fish spawning aggregations. His newest project is an exploration of the rich marine environments of Japan.

Tony has received a number of awards, including Grand Prize in Japan's largest underwater photography contest, the prize for Best Book of the Year at the Festival of Marine Images in Antibes, and first place in the Under Water category of the London Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest in 2010 and 2016, as well as in the Behaviour: Mammals category in 2017.

Tony  Wu