Our Team

The Picture Adventure team has led intrepid explorers and film crews on expeditions to view and document natural wonders above and below the water on all seven continents.

Patrick Dykstra

Patrick started Picture Adventure in 2008.  When not leading trips, he has become one of the wildlife film industry’s most sought-after cameramen.  He won a BAFTA for his cinematography work on the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 and has since filmed nature programs for Netflix, National Geographic, AppleTV+, Discovery, BBC and others.  

Joshua Barton

Joshua is an avid underwater photographer and expedition leader based in Bangalore, India. Joshua has been published in over dozens of newspapers and magazines over the years, including National Geographic, International Wildlife, Better Photography, the Washington Post and others. Joshua keenly explores the coasts and islands of the world for new locations and great sea life encounters.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

- Unknown -

In 2021, “Chasing Ocean Giants” (Discovery Channel) was released and has aired in over 150 countries. The eight-part series follows Patrick’s journey across the globe to assist some of the world’s leading scientists in discovering mysteries of the ocean. During the production the team filmed numerous world-firsts and provided a valuable platform for the scientists with whom they worked. 


In August 2023 “Patrick and the Whale”, a moving story of Patrick’s friendship with a sperm whale and directed by award-winning Mark Fletcher, was released to global critical acclaim.


Pat is a certified rebreather scuba diver, wingsuit skydiver, hang-glider and para-glider pilot and is passionate about wildlife conservation.


When not on the road Patrick is at home in Bristol, UK with his two dogs. 


Read more about Patrick on our travel partner’s site: www.naturalworldsafaris.com/patrick-dykstra

Taking the time to scout new locations, gathering information from locals, scientists, and like-minded adventurers, he has developed a knowledge base of diverse locations and the best times and ways to visit, for the best encounters. From Central Madagascar to North Sumatra, Southern Ethiopia to North-east India Joshua has searched for and found outstanding locations for pristine wildlife encounters and photography.


In 2016, Joshua’s group with Picture Adventure were the first non-professionals to photograph transient orcas underwater off Sri Lanka – and among the first anywhere in the world to do so. As an accomplished photographer himself, Joshua works with his expedition clients to guide them in using the right equipment, the right settings, and the finding the right moments and perspectives to get the shots that his clients come across the world to capture.  Read more about Joshua at our travel partner’s site: https://www.naturalworldsafaris.com/joshua-barton

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