Nat Geo photographers descend down under

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Underwater photographers and National Geographic alumni David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes, along with underwater macro photographer William Tan, will speak at a series of events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth this May.

The three photographers will keynote the second annual Underwater Tour 2019. 

© David Doubilet
© David Doubilet

David Doubilet

David Doubilet is a feature presenter of National Geographic Live, a columnist, contributing editor and author of 12 books, as well as the recipient of many awards including The Academy of Achievement Award, The Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award and The Lennart Nilsson Award in Scientific Photography.

Doubilet is a member of both the Royal Photographic Society, International Diving Hall of Fame and founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He has logged more than 26,000 hours underwater, and had more than 75 features published with National Geographic. 

© Jennifer Hayes
© Jennifer Hayes

Jennifer Hayes

Having logged more than 11,000 hours underwater, Jennifer Hayes’ photography and journalism is underpinned by her marine science background and focus on science communication and conservation of endangered species. Her current work includes documenting the global status of UNESCO World Heritage Site coral reef ecosystems at risk of climate change, exploring the science and solutions to restore North American sturgeon populations and documenting harp seals as a Face of Climate Change in the Gulf of St Lawrence as their birth ice disintegrates beneath them.

She is the recipient of the Presidents Medal for natural history, a trustee of the Shark Research Institute and Explorer Club National Fellow.

© William Tan
© William Tan

William Tan

A pioneer of the blackwater macro underwater photography niche, William Tan captures images of the phototaxic movement of plankton and wonderfully bizarre marine critters in their nightly vertical migration from the deep or mid-water column to the shallows.

A violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, between concert seasons, he leaves his prized antique Italian violin at home while diving throughout the Pacific region.

The Underwater Tour 2019

  • Brisbane 9 May Gardens Theatre, QUT
  • Sydney 11 May Hoyts Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
  • Melbourne 12 May Hoyts Melbourne Central
  • Adelaide 13 May NEW Adelaide Festival Centre, Space Theatre
  • Perth 14 May Octagon Theatre, UWA

Tickets are on sale now from $75. For more information visit

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