Because I have a passion for the wildlife that I photograph.
I'm an editor for Life magazine, a student initiative at the University of Exeter, founded by Roz Evans who now produces a commercial magazine Bioshphere.
Who, written when I was 17
I'm 17 and live on a small farm with my two brothers, mum and dad, not forgetting my pet duck! I was given a camera for my 13th birthday, I didn't know what I was photographing but this allowed me to explore and discover the environment around me that before had gone unobserved. I discovered animals I had never seen before and witnessed behavior I didn't know actually existed. It showed me how naive I was to the environment around me. It wasn't long before I had found to much that I could not turn back. It was like an infectious disease, I would spend any spare second I could, out in the fields around my house. And this is the result.
Who, written when I was 19
I study Zoology at the University of Exeter. I've traveled to Madagascar and Malawi; Madagascar for a scientific expedition to a never before researched littoral forest on the south east coast and Malawi to produce a conservation film about the Ivory trade. I've seen first hand the threat our natural world faces because of us, its a difficult problem to solve. Trying to fill the mouth's of the pure greedy and the mouth's of those simply fighting to stay alive. I strive to make a difference whether its through the power of the media or scientific research.
Africa Geographic http://africageographic.com/blog/two-students-stand-malawis-wildlife/
World Photography Organisation
Photo story - Frozen in Flight