The creator and driving force behind the Animography Photography Awards. it all started way back when … with a postgraduate degree in Conservation, I always wanted to work with wild animals. After studying for 6 years, I managed to secure a Game Farm Manager position in the Lowveld, where I managed a fairly large Reserve for approximately 5 years.
Then I was offered the opportunity to work with animals while advancing my knowledge with technology, we filmed wildlife live onto the internet. This was in the early days, where it took a good couple of months to get decent bandwidth into remote places, and even then, we were lucky to get proper internet. As with all things, it came to an end with the Dot Com crash.
We decided to head overseas and worked in the Caribbean as an underwater photographer and videographer, living up the life and enjoying the Ocean.
After returning to South Africa, I started freelancing, photographing adventure sports, ocean and river sports, mountain biking and trail running. Missing the great outdoors, I decided it would be good to try my hand at getting into the Lodge and Hotel photography world, which is where I am now.
Along the way I have managed to win a couple of underwater competitions, scoop and few prizes here and there, publishing around the World, but always wanting a way to get more involved in Conservation again, while still operating my trusty Nikon. Hence the idea for this competition….