A grey-faced petrel using me as a takeoff platform after being sampled. Taken on a research trip to Burgess Island in the Mokohinuas.

My adventure into photography began when I was living on Ulva Island while studying wildlife management. The small island is located in Stewart Island’s Paterson Inlet, and is free of introduced mammalian pests, allowing the native bird life to flourish. I occasionally saw kiwi walking around in the middle of the day, and many species rarely seen on the mainland.

Armed with my small point and shoot camera it became my goal to take photos which I could be proud of, but also to make the amazing wildlife of New Zealand more accessible to others.

I continue to be driven by the feedback of people who have not yet had the opportunity to see some of our less accessible wildlife.

Creek walks on Little Barrier Island/Hauturu – not a bad place to be weed searching.

Working in conservation means I spend a lot of time in remote, wildlife rich locations throughout New Zealand.

For over three years I worked on fishing vessels, allowing me to observe the impressive albatross, shearwaters and petrels off our coast, and attempt to capture their grace in the air, as well as the frantic scramble for fish scraps that erupt when tens or hundreds of seabirds are noisily competing for food.

Recently I’ve been based in the Wellington region, enjoying all that the local forests, mountains and predator-free reserves have to offer.

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