Wildlife photography has been a part of my life ever since I picked up my first camera and has evolved into my passion. Although I have worked as a freelance wildlife photographer for the past twenty years I, like many wildlife photographers, am completely self-taught. I am blessed and privileged to be living in Africa; the extraordinary density and diversity of wildlife, nature and culture makes the continent an enviable arena for photographic artistry.
I consider myself a conservationist who photographs wildlife, rather than a photographer who chooses wildlife as subject matter. I do not regard photography as a profession, but rather as an obligation to arouse greater awareness of the fragility of our natural heritage and so promote its preservation.
Wildlife photographers are the keepers of an incredible gift and I firmly believe that those amongst us with a deep love and respect for nature produce the best images. Nature sets up moments for you to see and create images to be lost in for just a moment. A world where nature ignites the senses to create a single image frozen in time.
My photographs have been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, brochures and my limited-edition prints. Photography has enriched my life in many ways, but perhaps the greatest of all, is meeting likeminded wildlife photographers who share my love affair with conservation and seek to benefit their subjects through their talent.
Our mission as wildlife photographers is to be the guardians and visual storytellers of nature. Now more than ever we need to share stories about becoming better stewards to the places we visit. We need to unite and give a voice to the voiceless and stand up for the natural world. Together, we can make sure wild places stay wild and beautiful so the next generations of photographers can share their future stories with the world. Our responsibility is vast yet the reward is everlasting.