About me – Marine Wildlife Photographer Paul Kay  BSc  HSE Part 4  FRPS

I hold a degree in Scientific Photography, from what is now the University of Westminster, and an HSE Part 4 commercial diving certificate which allows me to operate as a professional underwater photographer/videographer. I also hold an FRPS (Fellowship) distinction from the Royal Photographic Society. Temperate underwater photography has been my specialisation for over 30 years and I have written a number of books, many articles and given hundreds of talks about the marine environment, its inhabitants and underwater photography.

Although I’ve specialised in underwater work, I am also a very versatile above water photographer and tackle a wide range of subject matter. This has included aerial, underground, tourism, macro, product, documentary, and much more. I am now represented by both Getty and Photoshot, and they both carry a selection of my stock images.

As I am based on the North Wales coast within a mile of the A55 North Wales coast road I have excellent access to anywhere in the UK.

Where it all started.

Telegraph Letter

The wonderful Telegraph Letter!

MWPA3017 © Paul Kay

The runner up photo (transparency)

In 1978 I was already interested in photography and after starting with a Zenith B and 50mm f/3.5 Industar lens, had managed to buy a then current Olympus OM1 complete with its standard 50mm f/1.8 lens. A photographic competition was announced in the Telegraph Sunday Magazine and I entered a photo – of the sun peeping through a window of a ruin on an otherwise cloudy day. Rather to my surprise, and much to my delight, it was awarded runner-up status and I attended the presentation in a Kodak office in High Holborn where Lord Mountbatten gave out the prizes. This was a pivotal moment and I began to take photography seriously……









Please note that ALL the images on this website are © Paul Kay and MUST not be used without permission. Please contact me for details of terms, conditions and costs should you want to use any. Images are available at high resolution and can be supplied as the equivalent of 50MB TIFF files (as JPEGS). I can supply smaller files via email, or large files via FTP or other methods as required.