Mike’s underwater photography career spanned over 10 years. During that time he was working as a freelance writer/photographer specializing in the marine environment, recreational scuba diving, ecology, and marine sciences. Publishing credits span worldwide press including over 100 magazines, trade journals, educational materials, newspapers, advertising, and local and national cable television. Among the most notable are National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Outside, and US News and World Report. Dive press included Rodale’s Scuba Diving, Sport Diver, Dive Training, Scuba Times, Dive Travel and others.
Mike’s work has received wide recognition and won awards in advertising photography and in underwater photo venues. His photographs were part of a traveling exhibit and displayed at the Smithsonian. Mike was a member of and has done pro-bono work for CORAL (Coral Reef Alliance) and Colorado’s Ocean Journey and he has been a guest speaker at dive industry trade shows and scuba events