Mark Strickland Photography
526 Ebbtide Circle
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 271-9798 Work
- Fine Art
Mark Strickland's passion for underwater photography started the moment he began diving in the mid 1970s. Since then he has done over 10,000 dives, rarely without a camera. Extensive travels have led him to many of the world's best dive locales, including Thailand, where he spent 17 seasons as Cruise Director / Photo-Pro on a series of live-aboard vessels. He currently lives in California, but specializes in the tropical Indo-Pacific, including Indonesia, India, Thailand and Myanmar, as well as many other destinations worldwide.
Strickland's favorite subjects range from tiny invertebrates to reef scenics to big animals like sharks and whales. Throughout his body of work, Mark strives to reveal the essence of his subjects, with an emphasis on color and form, as well as unusual behavior and interspecies relationships. He also seeks to create awareness of marine conservation issues by focusing on threatened species and delicate habitats, many of which are disappearing at an alarming rate. An avid marine naturalist, Mark has discovered several nudibranch species, including his namesake, Halgerda stricklandi.
Mark's images and articles have appeared in magazines and books around the world, including Action Asia, BBC Wildlife, Conde Nast Traveler, Geo, National Geographic World, Natural History, Ocean Realm, Outside, Scuba Diving, Sport Diver, Tauchen, Unterwasser and many others. He is also primary photographer and co-author of Lonely Planet's award-winning book, Diving and Snorkeling Thailand. Currently, he leads several photo expeditions each year to his favorite dive destinations, while working on a career-spanning pictorial book. Mark is represented by several stock photo agencies including his own, Mark Strickland Photography (www.markstrickland.com)