I am a photographer living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia on Canada's West Coast. I am captivated by wild life and wild places and I feel incredibly lucky that I can be surrounded by nature every day.
Photography gives me the chance to capture a moment in time. A moment of stillness before a bear chases a salmon; a raven harasses an eagle to protect its own nest; an eagle scans an estuary for prey; my dog plays in the snow; a glorious sunset is reflected in the Pacific Ocean. Moments of joy, anger, anticipation or splendour that are captured forever. These moments illustrate how much we have in common with the life that surrounds us. We are all just trying to survive so that we can give the next generation the best chance to succeed.
So much of the natural world is under threat from human development. I hope that my images can inspire and inform people on the wild lie and wild places that we stand to lose. While we still have the opportunity to save them!
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
The Minpins - Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
"Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes."
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004)
"The conservation value of a wildlife photograph might at first glance be subtle, but remember it is human nature to protect that which we love and appreciate. It is in our DNA, we do not need to be taught this. Every time a special wildlife photo is shared, an appreciation and love for wildlife increases. Eventually it will grow to a point where people will simply refuse to let these animals disappear."
Greg du Toit (Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013)