Ryan Miller is an award winning and published underwater/wildlife photographer currently residing in Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Ryan's work has been published in Canadian Geographic, Canadian Wildlife, Canadian Business, Diver Mag and numerous other magazines, books, websites and scientific publications.
Most people are surprised to find out that Ryan grew up in a small town in Manitoba and its here, at the age of 10, Ryan watched “Jaws” for the first time and that was it, Ryan became fascinated with sharks and the ocean. Shortly after graduating from high school Ryan applied to numerous shark research stations around the world and was invited out to the Bimini Biological field station in the Bahamas. Ryan spent 3 months assisting in the Phd research of prey selectivity in juvenile lemon sharks as well as assisted in tagging large tiger, lemon, bull and hammerhead sharks. During his time in Bimini, Ryan met Tim Calver, a Canadian professional underwater photographer which sparked Ryan's interest in underwater photography. When Ryan returned to Canada he enrolled in the photography program at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba and shortly after finishing the program Ryan studied wildlife and forestry conservation and received his diploma is 2004. A year later the ocean was still calling so Ryan packed up and moved to Vancouver Island to take the commercial diving program at North Island College. Since graduating from NIC Ryan has logged thousands of dives; working all over Canada doing construction, salvage, engineering inspections and contaminated water diving. Ryan's focus over the last 8 years has been on ocean conservation, which has lead him to working with numerous biological consulting companies conducting environmental surveys all over British Columbia; from kelp, eel grass, abalone, herring spawn, urchin and geoduck surveys to creating artificial reefs and restoration projects.