Stephen Cooper has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years covering all aspects of photography originally for newspapers, working for a number of mastheads including, The Daily Telegraph, The Australian and The Sunday Telegraph.
He now spends most of his spare time in the water scuba diving, snorkelling, freediving and likes nothing better than to combine his two passions – the ocean and photography.
“I have always had a love of the underwater world, the way light penetrates the surface, the sea life and how people and animals are so graceful below the surface”. His most recent projects have included freediving in the clear, warm waters of Tonga with the huge yet gentle humpback whales, spending time with the seals of Montague Island as they dart around so playfully and curiously like puppies of the sea and exploring the waters of Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia swimming with the world’s largest fish the whale sharks.