Whale sharks at St Helena Island in the Atlantic Ocean

Simon Pierce

Image: Simon Pierce, Alpha 7R III (A7RM3B) Whale sharks at St Helena Island in the Atlantic Ocean

Dr. Simon J. Pierce is a wildlife photographer and marine biologist from New Plymouth, New Zealand. He specialises in marine wildlife and conservation photography, both above and below the water's surface, and works with polar expedition companies in Antarctica and the Arctic. His work has been published by National Geographic, BBC, NASA, Washington Post, Discovery, The Guardian, New Scientist and others, and used to support conservation initiatives by the United Nations, World Heritage Areas, national governments, and a range of international non-profits.

What is in your camera bag?

I've been shooting exclusively with Sony Alpha cameras since 2018. I have two Alpha 7R III camera bodies, one of which is usually partnered with my 100–400mm GM or 200–600 mm G lens, and the other with my 24–105mm G lens. When I'm shooting underwater, I normally have one camera set up for wide-angle with a fisheye lens, and the other for macro with my 90mm G lens

What is your go to in your Alpha kit and why?

When I'm shooting wildlife you'll have to prise the 100-400mm GM lens out of my cold, dead hands.