underwater photography

Justin Gilligan: What it takes to become a nature photographer

Justin Gilligan has been working as a nature photographer for Australian Geographic for more than a decade. He specialises in marine wildlife and underwater photography, travelling everywhere from the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Australian Bight and the coral reefs of Western Australia. In this episode, he shares his passion for photography and how he ended up with a job that many would consider a dream. Here you can find out more about JustinĀ“s work: www.justingilligan.com This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic.

A photographer’s guide to the reef


Diving the Great Barrier Reef is the best way to appreciate this natural wonder, but to preserve those memories, you need photos. Welcome to the challenge and the fun of underwater photography.

Into the blue

Reader Photos

A blue dragon nudibranch braves the stinging hydroids in Bass Point, NSW in our latest AG Reader Photo of the Week.