Alexandra Barron, ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research
Lex has been working within the fields of marine conservation and research for six years. Originally from the UK, Lex grew up with an unexplicable passion for the ocean and all that lives in it having lived all her life in land-locked cities.
In her young but successful career Lex has worked with sea turtles, basking sharks, African penguins and great white sharks in Greece, England, South Africa and Canada. Lex is currently based in the Maldives as manager of a small, independent field research facility which runs projects to conserve and study corals, sea turtles, reef sharks and stingrays, as well as many other aspects of reef ecology. Lex is a skilled and experienced environmental educator and passionate conservationist.
Lex’s interest in photography came slightly later but rapidly blossomed; she purchased her first SLR camera in 2004 and in 2005 was already upgrading to a digital SLR, which is now her most prized possession, “I am priveleged to have a career which has taken me to some truly amazing places and let me encounter some incredible marine life, I try to capture or interpret as much of what I have been lucky enough to experience – initially just for memories, but if some of my pictures can be used to educate, motivate or inspire others then that makes them more valuable. I have seen first hand the fragility of our oceans and our ocean life and hope to be able to show the same to other".