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Justin Hofman

Expedition Guide, Polar Divemaster, Photographer

Justin has a lifelong passion for the ocean. As a university student, he first honed this focus by obtaining a marine biology degree. He continued this pursuit in his post-graduate scientific illustration study.

Expedition Experience

Justin has traveled extensively aboard expedition ships as an Expedition Leader, Divemaster, naturalist and photographer. He has broad experience in the Polar Regions where he explores the wonders of the Arctic and Antarctic both above and below water. He uses his knowledge of ecology, conservation and animal behaviors to enhance others’ travel experiences—and to create his own unique illustrations and photography.


Justin’s influences are both diverse and deeply rooted. He has worked beside some of the world’s preeminent wildlife photographers, and his knowledge of various photographic techniques and styles resonates in his work.

The Wildlife Photojournalist Award Finalist

In 2017, Justin was a Finalist for the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image.

His photo, titled Sewage Surfer, of a seahorse holding a cotton bud was taken in Sumbawa, Indonesia while on expedition for EYOS.


In addition to his photography focus, Justin’s scientific illustrations have been featured in several U.S. collegiate textbooks to date.

View his work at Justin Hofman: Photography & Illustration and be sure to follow him on Instagram.