Jeff Foott began his career as a marine biologist in the late sixties. He
published several scientific papers on sea otters. His first photography was
part of his graduate work on the endangered California Sea Otters . After
working as a biologist in the Antarctic for six months, he then decided to
make cinematography and photography his full time profession. Jeff has been
going strong ever since; photographing and filming all over the globe.
His travels have taken him to locations such as Nepal, Botswana, Kenya, Japan, Argentina, Chile, South Pacific, Mexico, the South Pacific, China, Tibet, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, the Arctic, and all over the continental United States.
His photography has appeared in every major publication including National Geographic, National Wildlife, Time, Newsweek, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, and Terre Savage. He was an advisor to Outdoor Photographer Magazine. His most recent film was Patagonia: Life at the End of the Earth. Jeff was an Emmy finalist in 1998 and winner of the cinematography award at the Telluride Film Festival. He has produced books featuring his images: The Nature of Sea Otters and In the Company of Manatees. He has also received Honorable Mention awards in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest in 1997, 1998, and 1999.
Jeff has led photo trips and taught photo seminars for Natural Habitat Adventures, Voyagers International, Joe Van Os, and Great American Photo Weekend.
Jeff has done underwater science and photo projects all over the world including the Arctic, Philippines, Belize, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tumultuous, Maracas, Vanuatu, Argentina, Canada, and Palmyra Island.
Jeff has also worked as a National Park Ranger. He was hired as the first climbing ranger, and headed up the technical rock rescue team in Yosemite. Jeff is still working as a mountain climbing guide for Exum Mountain Guides in the Tetons. He has done two major climbing expeditions in the Himalayas.
He currently splits his time between Castle Valley, Utah and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.