For whatever reason, birds have captured my imagination since I was a kid growing up in the bush in central Victoria. Watching birds in their wild environment has always provided me with enjoyment and it has introduced me to the beauty of the natural world among which birds are a magical part.
After years of casual observation of birds, I guess it wasn’t surprising that photography eventually became a part of my ever growing passion for birds. Working as a professional in the field of bird conservation for over twenty-five years now, photography provides a means by which I can extend my deep personal interest with my work - it is indeed a privilege to be able to combine my passion with my career.
Being able to work with birds and people, and using photography to engage people and raise the profile of birds and the issues affecting them, is deeply motivating and gives me an opportunity to give something back to my feathered friends.
Sharing my images with others and reliving experiences of capturing great moments in special places not only gives me enormous pleasure but also more excuses to set off into the bush again to find the next great moment.