Kate Hildenbrand

Marine Ecologist and Educator


Octopus bimaculoides - California Two Spot Octopus

As a nature photographer and conservation filmmaker, I document the Earth’s biodiversity, human impact, and ecosystems. Since learning how to dive in 2018, I have added the underwater world to the places I document with my camera. I am available for assignments worldwide, but mostly focus on my own educational materials.


Why does it matter how many species are out there? Are corals upside down sea jellies? Who is causing the climate crisis? I am a professional marine ecologist and conservationist talking about biodiversity, the ocean, and society. On a second channel, I share my journey to a life in more balance with nature in VLOG-style videos.


Conservation Diver Kate Hildenbrand

A large part of my work is educating the public on marine ecology, biodiversity, and living a life this planet can support. I have lived in four countries and explored the cultures and ecosystems there. My bachelor thesis was an in-depth look at marine protection and its public perception, which is a special interest of mine.