Amanda Cotton is a professional Nikon Photographer specializing in underwater imagery. As an avid scuba diver and ocean enthusiast, Amanda’s goal is to help the general public embrace the beauty below the waves, in hopes that with awareness comes concern. While she enjoys owning and operating a conservation-minded design/media company, A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works LLC, Amanda takes great pride in working with like-minded organizations and individuals that genuinely care about the planet and its inhabitants, both above and below the waves.
Amanda was the first female photographer to photograph American Crocodiles underwater, in Banco Chinchorro in Mexico, for a feature on the Discovery Channel showcasing the UNESCO Marine Biosphere Reserve Project. She was the lead underwater photographer on the USS Mohawk artificial wreck project for a 360 spherical mapping survey for Google. Amanda is an experienced cave diver and cave/tech diving photographer, and has worked on several dive industry equipment advertising campaigns.
Amanda and her imagery have been featured in major publications and news sources worldwide including National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, Smithsonian Magazine, Times Publishing, CNN, Scuba Diving Magazine, Sport Diver Magazine, Natural History Magazine, Earthweek, Science Daily and more.
Working with organizations such as Scholastic Books, The Conservation Fund, Consortium For Ocean Leadership, Marine Life Protection Act, and Rourke Publishing has allowed Amanda’s imagery to have a positive impact on the oceans through education and outreach programs designed to improve awareness toward the plight the oceans now face.
Amanda is honored to be a Member of The Explorers Club, the Ocean Artists Society. She was recently inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
Email Amanda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda’s Website: www.acottonphoto.com
Amanda’s Organization: www.waterwomeninc.org
Amanda’s Vimeo Page: https://vimeo.com/acottonphoto