I feel very privileged to have been all around the world visiting places unknown to many, and to have experienced what I have captured in my photographs. From the smallest lizard to the biggest whale, wildlife has fascinated me wherever I have been and the memories will last forever. I have also seen a lot of destruction that is happening in the natural world due to human actions. From turtles we found sailing that were entangled in fishing gear to albatrosses full of plastic. In the Serengeti National Park, I was told about the Tanzanian Government's plans to build a road across the park and in Borneo I saw mile upon mile upon mile of palm oil plantations and very little forest for the Orang-utans. I hope my images may do just a little to inspire people to help save the natural world. Just pick a species or a habitat you care about. We can all make a small difference and we need the natural world, not just to take nice pictures, but for our health and well-being.
I am currently working as a marine guide/naturalist for Laki Tours in Iceland. Situated on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland this beautiful spot boasts spectacular scenery along with some of the big, iconic whale species. We see orca and sperm whales on our whale watch trips, as well as having a good chance of seeing the white beaked dolphin and some of the baleen whales. This is an incredible place for photography with the midnight sun present during the summer.
A dream come true
In January 2013 a dream came true and I set foot on Antarctica. It is impossible to describe this incredible place and its abundant wildlife. I hope my images at least convey some of the beauty and majesty of the continent. Massive efforts are currently underway to try and secure international agreement on the protection of Antarctic waters that are vital to penguins, seals, sea lions, whales and dolphins. So far this has failed and krill, the little creatures that all of the big animals require for food, are being harvested by humans for fish meal and food supplements. I think Antarctica needs its krill more than we do.