The Explorer’s Club
The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. In 2013 I was appointed as an International Member of the Explorer’s Club for my work in documenting the vanishing culture of Tibet and over 20 years of expedition work on every continent.
Southern Oceans Seabird Study Association (SOSSA)
Based in Wollongong, Australia, SOSSA is the longest continual study of the Wandering Albatross at sea in the world. I began my photographic career doing volunteer work with SOSSA in the year 2000 and I have held a position on their board since 2003.
Beyond the Smile Women’s Literacy Program, Solukhumbu Region, Eastern Nepal
A project that empowers women in eastern Nepal through literacy, the Beyond The Smile project, headed up by renowned mountaineer Brigitte Muir OAM is a project that is very close to my heart for it incorporates four things that I am truly passionate about – the people of Nepal, literacy, the ability of women and the potential for literacy to be a building block of healthy, functioning communities.
Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) Club
I was recently honoured to become a member of the ANARE Club through my work on the Heard Island Expedition in December 2012. The ANARE Club aims to be a central point of contact for all people who have conducted research and worked in Antarctica from Australia. It is also a wonderful place to spread awareness of Antarctic research and the issues that face one of the world’s last great wilderness areas.
Recently I was humbly offered the chance to upload a small portfolio to the prestigious new social networking site for nature photographers called whytake.net .
Designed by photographers for photographers, whytake.net is for all of us who see and feel the wonder of nature through the viewﬁnder of a camera.
This small but vibrant online community now has members that produce some of the most spectacular wildlife and landscape images in the world.
It is an honour for me to be represented by Oceanwide Images in Australia.
Oceanwide Images is a leading rights managed stock photo library licensing premium nature and wildlife photography.
Run by renowned nature photographer Gary Bell and his wife Meri, Oceanwide Images hosts a huge online database of dynamic quality images hand picked from the worldʼs best natural history photographers.