Hugh Francis Anderson


Hugh is a writer and storyteller specialising in adventure and the environment.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Contributing Editor for both Oceanographic Magazine and Sidetracked Magazine, and the Adventure Correspondent for I-M Intelligent Magazine. He has written for National Geographic UK, The Sunday Times, Lonely Planet and has been shortlisted for the prestigious AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year Award.

Hugh strives to discover pertinent and gripping stories to communicate to a global audience. His numerous features for Oceanographic explore a range of contemporary issues and stories from the oceans. His writing for National Geographic UK includes stories of redemption for victims of sexual violence as a weapon of war in the DRC, and the first expedition to free dive with and document sperm whales in Arctic Norway.

Hugh recently embarked on the Jan Mayen 2021 Expedition with Andreas B. Heide, a Norwegian marine biologist and captain of the research vessel Barba. Their 2,000-nautical-mile scientific communication and storytelling voyage departed Svalbard in August 2021.

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