Growing up in the Blue Mountains of NSW gave me an early and ongoing appreciation of nature and wildlife.
I had my first encounter with humpback whales from a boat many years ago near Broome, WA.
A mother was helping her very newborn calf to the surface to take some of its first breaths.
From that moment I was hooked, and this led to embarking on whale watching trips throughout the world.
Soon after, in 2016, I started working as whale watching guide in Kaikōura, New Zealand, with the amazing sperm whales, dusky dolphins and albatrosses.
I am a keen wildlife photographer and I believe photography has the power to connect people to these impressive and important creatures and to tell a snippet of their story.
I love that each day on the water is different and that each tour has the chance to inspire and educate people about these incredible creatures while respectfully viewing them in their natural setting.
GREEN LIVING TIP: I love this quote from zero waste chef Anne-Marie Bonneau “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” Australia currently creates more than 7.6 million tonnes of food waste each year – enough to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground nine times. So, my tip is to eat all your veggies and consume as local as possible.