Dave Abbott has been a cinematographer and DoP for nearly two decades, filming around the world in locations as diverse as Africa and the Arctic, from the mountains of Alaska to the tropical waters of Papua New Guinea, - documenting iconic wildlife from Grizzly bears to whales and Great White sharks. 
Although shooting both above and below the water Dave’s overriding passion lies with the aquatic world and he has specialised in underwater cinematography since 1999, spending thousands of hours in temperate and tropical waters shooting for documentaries on such diverse subjects as Giant octopus and Saltwater crocodiles, Mako sharks and Manta rays, while working for many of the world’s top broadcasters - including National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, NHK and PBS. Fascinated by all marine life both big and small, Dave is never happier than when underwater with a camera in his hands and a challenging filming goal to achieve. Aside from a love of wild animals and wild places, his driving motivation is to increase people’s awareness and respect for the wildlife with which we share the planet through his images.