WADE HUGHES, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a Member of the Explorers Club, New York. He took up underwater photography in the 1960s. After working as a wool classer and photojournalist, and a corporate career in Australia, the USA and the Middle East, he now devotes his time to conservation photography and writing. He has repeatedly been an Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year finalist, winning the 2016 award for the year's best animal portrait. In 2017 Britain's Natural History Museum selected his humpback whale entry in the year's Best 100 photographs. ROBYN HUGHES, who began diving in the 1980s, is an accomplished wildlife and documentary photographer, who has travelled in almost 60 countries. They live on the WA coast, south of Perth.