Justin Hofman Expedition Leader, Photographer EYOS Expedition

Justin Hofman

Expedition Leader, Photographer & Naturalist

With a lifelong passion for the ocean, Justin has spent his career observing and documenting wildlife both above and below water. As a university student, Justin first honed this focus by obtaining a marine biology degree, and continued this pursuit in his post-graduate scientific illustration study.

More recently, Justin has traveled extensively aboard expedition ships as a naturalist, photographer, and dive master. Justin utilizes his extensive knowledge of ecology, conservation and animal behaviors to enhance others’ travel experiences, and create his own unique illustrations and photography. In this role, he’s worked aside some of the most preeminent wildlife photographers. Justin’s influences are both diverse and deeply rooted, and his knowledge of various photographic techniques and styles resonate in his work. In addition to his photography focus, Justin’s scientific illustrations have been featured in several U.S. collegiate textbooks to date.

From white sharks in Africa to Sierra Nevada caves, Justin has traveled to every continent in search of wildlife. He has extensive experience in the Polar Regions where he has explored the wonders of the Arctic and Antarctic both above and below water. Currently splitting his time between expedition ships, wildlife photography and illustration, Justin most enjoys when these distinct disciplines converge to help inspire others to care about the planet.