Shark Expert, Marine Biologist, Speaker
After a decade of eye-opening adventures in pursuit of the world’s most feared underwater species, Riley Elliott has had some experiences that only very few can relate to. It is his mission in life to communicate the wonders of the underwater world to the public at large. Riley is a shark scientist, documentary maker and marine advocate, who has recently completed his PhD in Marine Biology. Combining his scientific experiences with modern media, Riley has become a producer and presenter on various shows for National Geographic, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and BBC. He is also a successful author, with his book Shark Man being released in 2014. His abilities to capture stimulating imagery of marine life has earned him over 40 thousand social media followers. Through all of his work Riley encourages exploration, understanding, and most importantly conservation. It’s no surprise, then, that Riley prefers to live his life outdoors, if not underwater – even after coming face to face with a shark and being attacked! Despite that close encounter, Riley still maintains his love of the natural world and the creatures that inhabit it. Not just a great story teller, but a scientist with genuine insight, Riley is an entertaining, informative and passionate campaigner for our environment. Riley has been in the Bahamas, returning to New Zealand and ready to share his ever-growing knowledge of these misunderstood creatures.
His knowledge and passion for the marine world makes him a captivating and exciting presenter on a wide range of topics. He is not just a great story teller, but a scientist with genuine insight, Riley is an entertaining, informative and passionate campaigner for our environment.
Auckland, New Zealand