“If the last two years have taught me anything, it is that we live in a country of incredible, and irreplaceable beauty. We are privileged to see and experience that wonder and share it with the world. For 2022, I wish to explore and inspire more people through visual advocacy so they, too, wish to experience and take care of this beautiful country. If a leopard should pop up while I’m off exploring, I wouldn’t complain!
Autodidacticism (which is a fancy word for a person teaching himself/ herself a new skill) has become part of our everyday lives. This enables us to learn new things to build on what we have already learned. Therefore, I would like to use my gear to its full potential and apply this to enhance my knowledge of animal behaviour that could hopefully save me split seconds in the field. You search for hours or days and sometimes the opportunity arises only for a moment. As a photographer, your skill and preparation is vital.
I’m truly blessed that a number of incredible organisations have reached out in the last couple of years wanting to use some of my photographs to help them achieve awareness in the wildlife and conservation fields. Documenting and sharing stories of the organisations and animals on behalf of them is an enormous privilege. I would love to be asked to donate and contribute in this way this year.”
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