Mike Parry is an Australian, born and raised in Papua New Guinea. He first discovered the captivating aura of apex marine predators whilst free diving alongside Orcas in the Bismarck Sea. The event sparked off a passion for the pursuit of, and further interaction with, large marine animals. When not travelling within Papua New Guinea, Mike spends his time following the seasonal migrations and concentrations of marine life around the world.
His primary objective is to observe and experience the behavioural characteristics of wild marine animals in their natural habitat in order to gain an insight into their personality and spirit. With a love for the open ocean and the ability to free dive one hundred feet, Mike has gained the necessary skills to make intimate approaches to within inches of his subjects in order to capture their character on film.
Amongst a portfolio of the many shark and whale specie, Mike has specialized in the Great White Shark and Saltwater Crocodile for their dominant primal presence. Other favourite subjects include the Southern Right Whale and Humpback Whale for their leviathan size and animated character.
Mike hopes through his photography other people may also gain a deepened appreciation for the magical beauty of these animals.