Dr. Steve Alexander's photographs have appeared in publications such as
International Wildlife, National Geographic, National Geographic Books, Skin Diver
Magazine, Natural History, Geo, Airone, and many others. He has also authored
many scientific publications in journals such as Nature, Cell Biology, Foraminiferal
Research, and Marine Biology.
He began diving at the age of 13 in England where 10 foot visibility is a luxury
and frigid water the norm. One year later he bought a Minolta in a plexiglass
housing and began to experiment with underwater photography. Many years later,
after completeing a B.Sc. Hons. in Oceanography and Zoology, and a Ph.D in Oceanography
at the University of Wales Swansea , Steve
accepted a post-doctoral position at Scripps
Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, CA with Dr.
Ted DeLaca. The project was to study giant foraminifera
(protozoa) in Antarctica, and it was there that Steve's passion for photography
came alive and a life-long pursuit of new images and adventures began.
After a period as a cell-biology researcher in Albany, New York working with Dr
Sam Bowser, he married his beautiful wife Jennifer, moved back to San Diego,
and spent seven years seeking a way to travel and photograph the world's oceans
unconstrained by research grants and time schedules. Realizing the potential of
sail power for unlimited travel, the dream was born, and
they bought Sojourner, in 1997 and began
outfitting her for a round-the-world voyage. In 1999 they cast of the lines in
San Diego and headed to the South Pacific on their "World Oceans Voyage".
After almost 3 years of exploring the South Pacific islands and reefs, Steve and
Jen are currently in Antarctica while Sojourner is in storage in Fiji for the
hurricane (cyclone) season. Steve and Jen will return to Sojourner in February
of 2002 to begin exploring Fiji's spectacular reefs.