Walt Stearns

About Walt Stearns

Walt Stearns with French underwater cinematographer Didier Noirot.

Since the start of Walt’s a career in 1985 in the field of underwater photography and watersports photojournalist, he is well recognized for his talents as a prolific and highly skilled photographer with a expertise in creating advertising campaigns and editorial features.

Knowledgeable in boating, sport fishing, diving and marine natural history, Walt has held the honor of working with a broad list of publications as a feature writer, photographer, and columnist. This roster includes SaltWater Sportsman, Sport Fishing, Marlin, Field & Stream, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Fishing World, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Outdoor Photographer, Caribbean Travel & Life, Florida Travel & Life, Islands Magazines, Boating, Boating Life, Motor Boating and Power Cruising. Walt’s photography and writing are most recognized from past feature articles published in magazines such as Skin Diver (a contributing editor for 7 years), Scuba Diver, Sport Diver and Scuba Diving, Discover Diving and Ocean Realm.

Scuba Diver Destinations Magazine

Scuba Diver Destinations Magazine.

In addition to running his own blog site, UnderwaterJournal.com, and currently serving as Scuba Diver Magazine’s Editor-at-large for the North American publication Destinations. 

Walt’s editorial, photographic, and design skills are also applied to content creation work for web and blog sites, and in print material including advertising, brochures and catalogs. Together with his wife Karen, he has devised and handled an array marketing initiatives and campaigns for a number of clients, including Wakatobi Dive Resort, Caradonna Dive Adventures, Palm Beach County Diving Association, Mystery Author Charles Todd, SSI Petroleum and Palm Beach Marine Fuel.

Walt Stearns with a few sharks at Tiger Beach. Photo by James Chevreuil.

Walt Stearns with a few sharks at Tiger Beach. Photo by James Chevreuil.

“The ocean is where I am most comfortable, strengthened by an ongoing desire to convey a story through imagery and the voices of others. My dedication to preserving our ocean planet has fortunately led me down multiple paths, which have taken me across the globe to unforgettable locations leaving memories that will last a lifetime. The ocean is my playground with the greatest challenge bringing to light the still unanswered mysteries of our water planet.”  – Walt Stearns