The Sea of Dreams is the second photographic portfolio by two-time Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalist Christopher Swann, featuring both whales and other marine mammals seens in the waters of Baja California.
The photography of Christopher Swann, better known as Swanny, has featured in magazines and media across the world including National Geographic and he has twice been an awarded finalist in The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Swanny is based in Baja California Mexico and the west coast of Scotland.
Swanny first went under the water as a young man in the Royal Navy because he wanted to be a diver and the sea had been his lifeblood for the last forty-five years. He sailed old square riggers, dived in the oil fields of the North Sea, spent several months filming killer whales in the sub-Antarctic and travelled with Inuit in the Arctic Ocean.
For almost 30 years he ran his own whale-watching company, helped with films and research; whales and dolphins were at the heart of everything he did. Slowly, through all that, he came to photography; initially ‘just looking’ was all the delight he needed. Now he is concentrating on photography, mainly his two passions; cetaceans and the wildlife of Baja California. He still runs whale-watching trips occasionally for those interested and he is available for talks, film help and photography assistance.