Born and raised on Orust, an island off the Swedish west coast, Birgitta Mueck naturally got a strong passion for the ocean and its inhabitants. Already at a very young age, nature and underwater life became an important part of her life.
The high-spirited passion for nature and wilderness led Birgitta to education in wilderness tourism and nature photography. Since graduation, she has spent the majority of her time in the field as an underwater camera operator working on different natural history productions for national televisions.
Together with her father Armin and sister Nanna, they run a Swedish film company, producing underwater films in collaboration mainly with Swedish National Television with the aim of portraying the marine inhabitants to emphasize the importance of more significant protection of the marine environment.
As an avid scuba diver, adventurer, and ocean enthusiast, she loves to travel and has spent several years living on a smaller sailboat, in both tropical, warm waters, and in the cooler Nordic waters. Ocean travel and boat life have become a natural part of her life and she thrives to be out on film expeditions as well as to be able to share her passion for wild, remote places such as the Arctic and Antarctica, where she has been guiding since 2015.
Birgitta believes that when you are passionate about something it comes naturally to share it with others. That is also how she, through her work as both filmmaker and guide, hopes to inspire others to take a keen interest in the environment and its vulnerable inhabitants.
Birgitta has been operating as an underwater operator in the following TV productions:
2003–2005 “Journey of the Giants” -Sperm whales in the Azores and Norway.
2005-2007 “Last Giants of Europe” -In search for whales in the North Atlantic.
2007-2011 “Sharks of the North Atlantic” -Sharks in the cold Nordic waters.
2007-2011 “Corals of the North Atlantic” -Corals in the dark waters of Scandinavia.
2011-2013 “Expedition Red Sea -half a century later” -Sail- and dive adventure from Sweden to the
2012 “The Arctic Giant” -Bowhead whales in the High Arctic.
2013-2016 “Life Against All Odds” -Highlighting the importance of protecting underwater areas.
Including footage from Scandinavia, Azores, and the Mediterranean.
2016-2018 “Winter Whales of Norway” -Orcas & Humpbacks in Northern Norway
2018-2020 “Dolphins” -Dolphins in the North Sea, Nort