Humans  have learned to survive in almost all habitats and climates on earth. As our  population continues to grow, our need to exploit more of the planet’s natural  resources has grown with it. The effects are becoming more evident everyday in  our habitats and ecosystems, which are under great threat. As some of the rarest  and most endangered species are nearing total extinction, it is time to choose  to save them. For the first time, scientists and conservationists alike are posing  the question: ‘Is it too late?’

“I have a huge passion for  animals and use photography to express it” I have always believed that if I can capture  something special or unique in my imagery, regardless of whether in footage or  photography, I can use it to influence people about the important issues such as animal conservation or global warming. I am  particularly interested in the conservation of the cheetah and Africa’s ‘Big Five’, which  includes lions, leopards, rhino, elephants and buffalo.

My approach to photography involves submerging  myself within the environments I am in. I look for areas of natural habitat  that are not only challenging to photograph but also challenging to access. I  think the most wild areas of the world offer the most in terms of  photographic opportunities. Regardless of whether I am hiking through the wild  forests of North America, or looking down my camera lens at wild bobcats. I am  amazed by some of the things I have seen, and treasure momories of the  magnificent places/situations my passions have taken me to.

In photography there is an air of utter dependence  on you. Of course you have to frame your picture artistically, but if you take  the photo either a fraction of a second too late or too soon, you will miss the  shot. At the same time, whilst a photograph captures an expression, action, or  emotion, and although it has its own connotations, filming allows you to  capture a moment in time, and then to relive that moment over and over again.

I adore all animals, but cheetahs especially  captivate me. Apart from being the fastest animal on the planet, they remain  different compared to other big cats they are commonly associated with.

I have photographed and filmed  animals/landscapes for longer than I can remember. This experience has gifted  me with a priceless background knowledge and understanding of the natural  world, ultimately aiding me in taking photographs that capture the exhilarating  moments of my life.

Contributing to animal conservation is not a  means of earning a living, but a lifestyle!