underwater photography by dan bolt
About Dan

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Some of my work
see instagram for my latest photos or click a portfolio

Award Winners

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Westcountry Waters

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Scotland Underwater

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What I get up to
web developer & content designer by trade, underwater photography is my passion
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Award winning photographer

Over a number of years I have been fortunate to have been awarded for my images in competitions such as BWPA, UPY, BUPC, BUIF and Ocean Art

Feature Writer

My images and words are regularly used in Underwater Photography magazine, SCUBA magazine, and more local publications

Co-founder UPY

As a co-founder of UPY, I design, write and run the bespoke website and competition-management system for the Underwater Photographer of the Year awards

A photographic Guide to Nudibranchs of South West England
buy the electronic book for £9.99

Photo ID

Hundreds of image of over 60 species of nudibranch

Detailed Descriptions

Details of body types, food source and habitat

Multi Format

Available in iBook and ePub formats

(com)passionate photography

From over 30 years exploring the waters of south Devon, I have learned how to spot unusual behaviour, rare visitors and even potentially new species.

  • First recorded sighting of cleaning behaviour between John Dory (Zeus faber) fish and the Leach’s Spider Crab (Inachus phalangium)
  • The only non Norwegian sighting of the nudibranch Janolus cf hyalinus
  • With Terry Griffiths the only reported sighting of a pink Eubranchus species of nudibranch
  • With Terry Griffiths helped to document the spread of the Anemone Shrimp Periclimenes sagittifer
  • Located and reported a new colony of Pink Sea Fingers (Alcyonium hibernicum)

Knowledge

Over the years I have worked with, or provided free images to, the following charities/organisations to help with their marine, wildlife and ecological campaigns:

  • The Wildlife Trusts
  • Sea Search
  • RNLI
  • National Marine Aquarium
  • BSAC
  • Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust
  • Exeter RAMM
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Understanding

Inspirational Places in the UK
some of my favourite areas for photography
Babbacombe

South Devon

My home patch, and one I have found fascinating in over 30 years of snorkelling and diving

Western Scotland

Possibly the most amazing shore diving in the UK, and an annual pilgrimage for me

Lundy

Lundy Island

Some of the best seal diving you can get, in a stunning setting with clear waters and abundant wildlife

River Dart

These ancient peaty waters present colour, shape, form and aquatic life very differently to the marine environment