Meet our photographers
We wouldn't be able to run this non-profit organisation without the help of our amazing photographers! They provide us with the wildlife photography prints that we sell on our site to raise funding for wildlife conservation. They're based all around the world, from Canada to India and lastly to Australia. Our wildlife photographers work in different habitats, showcasing species unique to their region, as well as those from further afield, such as the whale shark or the wombat. Read their stories below to find out why they love to photograph wildlife and what made them want to join us on our mission.
Starting in 2007 my fascination with nature photography began. In the years since wildlife photography with a focus on birds has gone from a very passionate hobby of mine to become my career. I spend much of my free time in natural areas around southern New Jersey in the US, searching for birds and any other wildlife that comes along. I concentrate on using creative natural lighting and interesting compositions to capture unique images of common and rare wildlife. My favorite style is a more scenic photo that includes some of the habitat wildlife lives in. I also enjoy passing along the knowledge and experience that I have gathered over the years to other photographers who are eager to learn. One of my favorite places to be is in any remote area with little or no sounds of humans and only the sounds, smells and sights of nature. This is where I can truly connect with the wild and it never fails to put me at ease. I am excited to work with That’s Wild to use my photography as as way to give back and help different conservation efforts that help protect the animals and bird that I love to photograph and the habitat they live in. That’s Wild is an ideal way to combine my passion for wildlife photography and a direct way to help conserve it.
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Tom Cannon is an internationally recognised wildlife photographer, based on the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. He specialises in Underwater Photography and has worked in the industry full time for over 5 years. His desire to work in the ocean came from his grandfather who worked as a Clearance Diver in the Navy. While training in the diving industry Tom quickly combined his love for the ocean and its inhabitants with his desire to capture moments of magic with his camera. Throughout his time working as photographer Tom has travelled to many countries and observed the rapidly decreasing condition of the natural world. This has since become the driving message behind his photography and the core reason he chooses to work with That’s Wild. Tom aims to use his work to encourage viewers to fall in love with the subjects he photographs and subsequently help protect them in the future. He has many favourite marine animals including Orcas, Minke Whales, Whaleshark’s, Tiger Sharks and the peaceful Manta Ray. All of which he has been lucky enough to encounter while living at his favourite marine ecosystem, The Ningaloo Reef. In the future he dreams of encounters with Blue Whales and Sperm Whales in the water. He would love to visit India and Africa one day to explore their incredible biodiversity and shine the spotlight on the threats facing it. India is also home to Bengal Tiger, which would Tom would love to witness in its natural habitat.
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My name is Hanain Ayub. I’m 15 years old, born in Nairobi, Kenya. Photography and wildlife has always been a part of my life, growing up in Africa it’s hard not to be interested in the wildlife. As a child I watched wildlife documentaries with my dad. My dad was a photographer and saw his hobby as a chance for us to bond, he bought me a camera at the age of 6 and 7 years later I got my first DSLR. My main training ground was at the local national park, which is a five minute drive from my house, this is where I learned my skills in photography. That’s Wild is a way for me to show my photography to more than my family and friends, as well as a way for me to help conservation across the world.
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Ryan is a wildlife and adventure filmmaker and photographer from Calgary, Canada. Although his formal education is in Engineering, he fell in love with the outdoors and photography while pursuing his PhD in New Zealand. Inspired by the beautiful scenery around him, he and his camera became regulars in the backcountry of the South Island and he is now pursuing a career in filmmaking and photography. Through documenting adventurous pursuits and conservation-related endeavors, he explores the relationship between people and the natural world in his work. Ryan's adventures have included swimming with humpback whales in Tonga, trekking through the rain forests of Uganda to spend time with the mountain gorillas, and paragliding from the summit of the world's tallest freestanding mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. The time Ryan has spent immersed in the outdoors has led to a deep appreciation for nature, as well as the people who have dedicated themselves to protecting and rehabilitating wild places.
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Hey there! I’m Shashank Prabhakar, a wildlife enthusiast and photographer from Bangalore, India. I’m a recent Computer Science and Engineering graduate, with a minor degree in Bachelor of Design. Nature and wildlife have always been close to my heart. As a kid, I would often visit jungles with my parents. But it was our 2012 Corbett (Northern India) trip that sparked my interest in photography. And after that, there’s been no signs of slowing down! My love for wildlife has taken me to places I would not have been to otherwise. The hills of Western Ghats, jungles of South India, African Savannah, parks of South Africa and many more places. And of course, my own backyard! More than photographing animals and birds, I enjoy observing them. It gives me immense joy. Wildlife has a lot to offer and we must learn from it. Through my images, I wish to get more people to start appreciating and respecting nature and wildlife, leading to conservation. I mainly shoot mammals, birds and spiders. I try to bring in unique perspectives to my images, with an emotional touch that can appeal to the viewer. While I enjoy just being in the wild and in the middle of nature, my favourite place to photograph is the jungles of South India. My favourite subjects are elephants and tigers, you can get them in one frame in these jungles! Mighty and majestic! One place I have not visited but would love to, is Norway, to photograph polar bears. The mood in the images I’ve seen from the Arctic is awe-inspiring and I would to experience it someday. “There is joy in nature. Let us share this joy!” is a quote by my mentor, the one who taught me photography. It is something I truly believe in and drives me. That’s Wild caught my attention because they’re doing something I have not seen any organisation do. While there are not-for-profit organisations in the area of wildlife conservation, That’s Wild aims to bring together committed such people and wildlife photographers. That’s Wild is rooted in helping conserve the world’s wildlife, and that’s something that is close to my heart too.
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Devang Shetty is a wildlife photographer from Bangalore India. He started his photography journey 8 years ago, as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Devang has always been enthralled by the animals around him, and has for a long time wanted to work towards conserving them. He views photography as a tool to showcase the world’s biodiversity visually, and hopefully motivate people to want to take part in saving it. For Devang, That’s Wild means that he can further his hobby while being able to work towards the sustenance of the rich biodiversity in his country.
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Roshan Chetan is a wildlife photographer based in Karnataka, India. Roshan grew up exploring the many forests of India with his parents and was always fascinated by seeing animals in their natural habitats. He began his photography journey 8 years ago, and was fascinated by the concept of being able to capture an image and relieve that specific moment forever. His aim with photography is to be able to use it to help conservation and to create a better world in the future.
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