Len's passion is the natural world. A biologist with more than 35 years experience in marine and coral reef research, education, management and ecotourism, he has two species of coral named after him for his contribution to marine science. He has written and illustrated the Lonely Planet Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Wild Discovery Guides Australian Wildlife Roadkill, Wild Discovery Guides Kimberley Coast, Wild Discovery Guides Shark Bay, Ningaloo Coast and Outback Pathways (with Susie Bedford), Australia's Great Desert Tracks Atlas and Guide (with Ian Glover)and most recently BBC Earth's Great Barrier Reef. He has worked as a field guide throughout the South Pacific, North Queensland, Great Barrier Reef Kimberley and Indonesia. He has also travelled as a lecturer, guide and photographer on many expeditions - from small private vessels to 1000-berth cruise liners and luxury super yachts. He has consulted for and appeared in many Australian documentaries, news and current affairs programs as well as for Discovery Channel, BBC Ushuaia, Ushuaia Nature TF1 France and Fox. He chaired Dive Queensland for two years, worked for six seasons on the wreck of HMS Pandora with the Queensland Museum, and while working for the University of Queensland's TraveLearn was the instigator and co-chairman of Australia's inaugural Ecotourism Conference in 1990.
Associate Publisher/Online Editor
One of Australia's leading travel journalists, Lee Mylne writes for many newspapers, magazines and publishers. After a career in daily newspapers, she has been a successful freelance for more than 15 years. Her work has appeared in a broad range of publications, including The Weekend Australian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Royal Auto, Mercedes Magazine and many others. A member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers since 1995, she served three terms as the society's president (2000 to 2003) and in 2006 was honoured with Life Membership for her services to the society. In 2010 she won the Jack Butters Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Society of Travel Writers. Lee has visited more than 50 countries but her specialist areas are the places closest to her, Australia and New Zealand. With a strong interest in people and nature, she creates evocative and original stories and is the author or a contributor to 11 books.
She blogs at www.aglasshalf-full.com and writes a wildlife column for Go Camping Australia magazine.