Jennifer Hayes is an aquatic biologist, writer and photographer specializing in natural history. She is the author of numerous articles on marine environments, with images appearing in countless books, magazine publications and advertising campaigns. Her work has appeared in DIVE, National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler and The Best of National Geographic, Science, Skin Diver, Sports Illustrated, , Stern, Terre Sauvage, Sport Diver and Sport Diver magazine where she is a feature contributor. Her contract advertising clients include Mercedes Benz and Rolex Watch Company.
Jen’s passion is primitive fishes and she is currently finishing a PhD at State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY, where she studies the life history and population dynamics of sturgeon species.
After studying shark exploitation and finning in the western North Atlantic, Jen obtained an M.S. in marine biology from the University of Maryland. She lived and worked in Washington D.C. as project scientist and manager of an environmental division before sur
rendering to an obsession for all things aquatic.
In 1999, Jen and David Doubilet formed their own studio and stock photography company, Undersea Images, Inc, located on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, New York, where they collaborate on project development, story production, featured articles and books. David and Jennifer recently collaborated on a new book Face to Face with Sharks.
Jen and David’s National Geographic assignments have taken them to investigate the riches of Cuba reefs, the remote and bizarre beauty of Tasmania’s cold waters, great white sharks, the bounty of South Africa’s Seas, the dark secrets and dangers in Africa’s Okavango Delta and a current Indonesian project.