A professional photographer since 2004, Nuno Sá has specialized in wildlife photography on marine themes, with six published books as well as dozens of published articles.
A member of the International Environment Photographers Association (IEPA), his curriculum includes about a dozen and a half distinctions in the leading international nature photography competitions. He was the first Portuguese ever to be distinguished in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world’s largest and most prestigious wildlife photography competition (in 2008 and again in 2011) as well as winning the Underwater Photographer of the year competition in 2015 and winning the Oceans category of the Natures Best Photography 2011 competition (the largest nature photography competition in the US). In 2017 he was part of the National team that won the World Photographic Cup.
Active in promoting the conservation of marine life since his early days of photography, his large format photography exhibition, Oásis by Nuno Sá, opened at the Lisbon Oceanarium and has been seen by over half a million people. It was shown in Portugal, from North to South, and several countries such as the USA, Germany and Italy.
In 2012 embarked on a new area of communication, focusing on video as a tool for environmental dissemination and awareness. This made possible for him to work regularly as a cameraman or director of photography for many of the major international television channels such as BBC, National Geographic Channel, NHK-Japan, ORF, ARTE, ZDF etc. It took him to places as distinct as diving with sharks in the Bahamas, following the start migration route accompanying groups of orcas and humpback whales in the icy waters of Norway, diving among right whales in Argentina or recently spending a month in a remote area of the Colombian jungle diving with humpback whales.
In 2016 he was part of the restricted team of underwater filmmakers who produced one of the most iconic series on marine life ever produced worldwide, the BBC – Blue Planet 2 series, and was awarded a BAFTA prize in 2018 as well as a Panda award for his participation in this series. The following year he was the main cameraman for the National Geographic Wild Channel documentary “Europes Wild Islands”.
In 2019 he produced for RTP 1 the first major series about the Portuguese Sea, the series “Mar, a última fronteira” in partnership with the Lisbon Oceanarium and the Oceano Azul Foundation.
He is currently part of the BBC series “Planet Earth 3” and the Netflix series “Oceans”.