Michael is an award-winning underwater photographer, author, publisher, and Founding Director of OceanNEnvironment, an NGO which initiates research-based conservation projects. Through OceanNEnvironment, he initiated the 'Say No to Shark Fins" campaign in the South East Asia and we are are working with Michael on "No Shark Fins Singapore," a project to remove shark fins from restaurants in the country. Michael’s work on environmental issues and natural history have been featured in BBC Wildlife, National Geographic, Asian Geographic, Scuba Diver and Smithsonian Magazine, to name a few. He has published 27 books, and was a contributing author to another 11 books. His photographs have received more than 50 awards from several international organizations including the prestigious Nikon International Photo Contest on three occasions.