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.