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Louise Murray

Louise Murray's bio


Based in London and a Freelance photojournalist from 1992 to date, Louise has been commissioned by leading magazines around the world, specialising in the natural world, travel, science and technology and the polar region. Her website contains representative examples of her photography and writing. She has been commissioned by publications as diverse as The Times, the Guardian, Geographical, BBC Wildlife and Sports Illustrated and her features are syndicated worldwide by Rex Features press agency in London and the Science Photo library. She is a member of the Association of British Science Writers.

Louise has been leading expeditions to the high Arctic since 1999, visiting Franz Josef land in Russia, Svalbard in Norway, Nunavut in Canada and Greenland. She spent 4 months in the high Arctic leading expeditions and on assignment during 2008 alone. She has worked with film crews from the BBC, National Geographic, Galatee and Brazilian TV in various Arctic productions supporting them in the region and is considered an expert in the field. Louise is an extremely experienced ice diver and Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Divemaster and she visited the Antarctic on the yacht Pelagic Australis to dive and photograph in January 2009.

Louise also works directly for television and film companies in scouting and production manager roles on a freelance basis. Recent assignments have included scouting for French film company Galatee in Greenland for narwhals, and planning the shoot and setting up all logistics for a basking shark shoot in Cornwall. She has an excellent working relationship with BBC Current Affairs and develops ideas jointly with them.

An exhibition of Louise\'s polar photography opened at the Scott Polar Institute in Cambridge in March 2008, the first by a contemporary photographer at the prestigious venue.


Polar photography exhibition by Earth Times writer Louise Murray

Posted Sat, 08 Oct 2011 17:55:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Microbes can cleanup uranium

Posted Mon, 05 Sep 2011 19:01:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Global climate affects stability of modern societies

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:41:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Salmon farming puts wild populations at risk

Posted Mon, 22 Aug 2011 19:44:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Sterile male mosquitoes could help in the battle against malaria

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:31:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Humpback whales in super-aggregation in Antarctica

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:10:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Scottish first marine reserve reaping rewards of protection

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:01:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Rapid increase in ice loss from the Canadian Arctic

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

UK soil bacteria DNA mapped in world first

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:01:00 GMT by Louise Murray

US wolves to be hunted again

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:07:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Arctic coasts slipping away

Posted Sun, 17 Apr 2011 23:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Antarctic penguins in trouble due to climate change

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Cave fish have evolved to sleep less

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Arctic ozone hole moving south

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:37:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Jet contrails major contributor to aviation's effect on climate

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:01:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Deep water thresher sharks come into the shallows for a wash and scrub-up

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:40:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Two new species of freshwater stingray discovered in the Amazon

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:45:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Death key to sex life of Satyrium pumilum orchid

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:29:00 GMT by Louise Murray

More ice leaving polar ice sheets than ever before

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:34:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Organic burials: corpse to compost in six months

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 15:12:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Is the sixth mass extinction of life on earth already happening?

Posted Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:20:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Endangered Great hammerhead sharks tracked into the north Atlantic

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:09:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Loggerhead turtle migration mystery solved

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:35:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Scavenger T.rex much more like a hyena than a lion

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:02:00 GMT by Louise Murray

'Thunderthighs' - a new species of dinosaur discovered

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:22:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Tapping volcanoes for superefficient geothermal energy

Posted Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:47:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Elephant numbers on the increase in Kenya

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:18:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Can plants evolve fast enough to cope with climate change?

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Asian tiger numbers could triple

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:07:00 GMT by Louise Murray

8,000 years of man made environmental impact

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:00:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Sharks dying for soup - stop shark finning

Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:55:00 GMT by Louise Murray

China, worlds biggest greenhouse gas emitter introduces more pollution controls

Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:22:06 GMT by Louise Murray

Lunch with a crunch - eco-friendly edible insects

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:36:28 GMT by Louise Murray

Growth rings in deep sea corals reveal climate data

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:05:41 GMT by Louise Murray

Glaciers in meltdown

Posted Sun, 19 Dec 2010 08:43:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Sumatran tiger survey reveals numbers strong

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:45:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Dolphins in rehab get hearing tests

Posted Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:29:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Tracking down the elephant poachers

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 09:35:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Deep-water corals in the Gulf of Mexico found fouled by oil

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:50:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Listen Live to whale song from your PC

Posted Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:33:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Hybrid tugboat - environmentally friendly shipping

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:55:06 GMT by Louise Murray

Atlantic sharks in deep trouble

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Narwhals used to explore frozen arctic waters

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 11:40:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Peak Coal: The New Black Gold?

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:39:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:37:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Past decade sees over 1000 tigers killed in continued illegal trade

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Wireless charging for electric cars

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:51:19 GMT by Louise Murray

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:33:04 GMT by Louise Murray