Peter Scoones is the Emmy Award winning underwater cameraman who brings the oceans into our homes. His work, always perfect and always evocative has inspired many people to dive and inspired many divers to take up underwater photography.
Peter is one of those very rare filmmakers who cannot only visualise a new and exciting way to reveal a different side to his subjects, he can also invent the technology to make his vision reality. His naturalistic images are testimony not just to his imagination with a camera but also to his innovative equipment designs.
Peter Scoones has been diving and taking underwater photographs since 1959. originally trained as a naval architect and,with a keen interest in dinghy racing, his service with the RAF in the Far East initiated his underwater interests.
Earth - (Cinematographer/2009/Lensing/Awaiting Release)
Deep Blue - (Cinematographer/2005)
Planet Earth ( 2006 / Released ): Photography
Golden Seals of the Skeleton Coast ( 2001 / Released ): Photography
Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth ( 2000 / Released ): Photography
Humpback Whales ( 2000 / Released ): Photography
Otters -- In the Stream of Life ( 2000 / Released ): Photography
Warnings From the Wild ( 2000 / Released ): Photography
Battle of the Sexes ( 1999 / Released ): Photography
Wild Indonesia ( 1999 / Released ): Photography
Crocodiles! ( 1998 / Released ): Photography
India: Land of the Tiger ( 1998 / Released ): Cinematographer
In the Wild ( 1995 / Released ): Photography
The Great White Shark ( 1995 / Released ): Photography
Antarctica: Life in the Freezer ( 1994 / Released ): Camera
Lifeforce ( 1992 / Released ): Photography
The Trials of Life ( 1991 / Released ): Camera
Peter's work first came to notice when he won the Gold Medal for the Best Amateur Film at the first Brighton International Film Festival. Since then he has gone on to win many awards including Underwater Photographer of the Year at Brighton (twice) and Best British Underwater Photographer at Birmingham (twice) to name just some of the awards. In 2002, he was awarded the Colin Mcleod Award for “Furthering international co-operation in diving” by the British Sub Aqua Club.
Peter currently works as a freelance cameraman working extensively in both TV and other fields.
- "Colin Mcleod Award". British Sub Aqua Club. Retrieved 10 March 2013.