Birgitte Wilms , 2002
Birgitte was born in Denmark, and began her diving career after moving to the United States in 1987. She started underwater photography after meeting her future husband, Chris Newbert. They founded Rainbowed Sea Tours, Inc., and have been leading divers around the world ever since. Birgitte co-authored In a Sea of Dreams, winner of the World Grand Prize for underwater photography books. Her photos have appeared in dozens of magazines internationally. Presently, Birgitte is working on a series of childrens’ undersea books.