Storyteller in Residence

Photojournalism bringing critical ocean stories to life.

Henley Spiers


Henley Spiers

Henley Spiers is a highly decorated wildlife photographer, writer, and expedition leader. An avid waterman, he started out as a dive instructor, before falling in love with underwater imagery and making the transition to full-time photojournalism. Henley lives in Devon, UK, with his wife, Jade, and their two young daughters.

Throughout the next 12 months, Henley will be sharing all his incredible photography and stories from the field on this page – expedition diaries, behind-the-scenes videos and in-print Oceanographic features will all be available below.

Expedition photography

Keep up with all the beautiful and impactful work Henley is creating in the field. We'll be sharing the best images here, along with incredible behind-the-scenes content.

Prior to Henley's first expedition, here's a range of the stunning photography he has created to date. Click on an image to discover the story behind it.

Despatches: From the field

During his residency, Henley will be producing a series of digital articles and behind-the-scenes insights, 'Despatches: From the field'. These articles will appear here.

Before the first of those, Oceanographic asked Henley a few questions about his expectations and plans for the year ahead.

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Printed features

Over the course of the next 12 months Henley will be producing a range of articles for the printed version of Oceanographic Magazine. All those articles will be available to read here.

In the meantime, you can enjoy an article Henley wrote for Oceanographic in 2022, 'Rapt by the Deep'.

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Expedition updates

From the field, as it happens

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