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Richard Fitzpatrick
Works at Biopixel
Attends James Cook University
Lives in Cairns
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Shark Research, Emmy Award winning Cameraman
Marine Biologist & Natural History Camerman
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    Director of Photography, present
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Townsville - Adelaide - Rockhampton - Albury - Toowoomba
Emmy award winning camerman and Shark Researcher

Richard Fitzpatrick is an Emmy award winning cinematographer as well as being a qualified marine biologist specialising in sharks from James Cook University in Cairns. He has shot more than 50 films for clients such as the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channels and is renowned for filming complex behavioural sequences – many never seen before. With over 10000 hours underwater he has filmed around the world from the crystal clear coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef to the murky waters of the Amazon.


His most recent work is the three part series ‘Great Barrier Reef’ produced for the BBC/Discovery Channel/ Channel Nine where he was the principle cameraman and producer.

Richard's current research activities include a long-term reef shark monitoring program at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea and the satellite tagging of Tiger sharks in the Far Northern Section of the Great Barrier Reef. He has pioneered unique techniques for catching sharks by the tail – one of his inventions was even profiled on the ABCs ‘New Inventors’. His research has been featured in Discovery Channels Shark Week and has also been featured twice on Channel 9’s ’60 Minutes’. Richard also gets in front of the camera as a presenter featuring most recently in National Geographic ‘Australia’s – Most Deadly’ series.


Richards company Biopixel is based at James Cook University in Cairns where they have a unique bio filming and research studio.


Links            - Richards marine education website

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Emmy award
  • James Cook University
    Marine Biology, 1989 - present
  • Aberfoyle Park
    1986 - 1988
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Check out these dolphins taking baits from drumlins that I filmed off the Gold COast
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Quick send this to the people being accused of removing baits from the ones in WA. This would give them a great excuse. 
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Amazing, was in awe the whole time I was watching, always been something I wanted to get involved in, but leaving in London UK I can only follow on the internet. Fantastic achievement, well done!
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This footage from research cameras placed at a cleaning station at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. The proposed marine park means that this unique site will not be protected. To sign a petition goto

Osprey Cleaning Station
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