I'm a wildlife photographer, writer and guide, and have enjoyed over 10 years working in southern Africa's conservation industry.

 

My first memories are of animals and the joy of being outdoors. I grew up with an endless fascination for nature. After a career in advertising I followed my heart into the wilderness and became a guide with the world-renowned safari group, Singita.

 

I'm possibly an introvert - except when it comes to my boundless enthusiasm for the natural world. It's here that I find myself at home as a storyteller, be it with words or pictures.

 

I'm particularly interested in animal behaviour and the similarities and differences between species, including ourselves. I have a borderline obsession with felines - and fortunately this often seems reciprocal! Being sensitive to an animal's behaviour and able to anticipate its next move gives you a great advantage in photography, and anticipating moments is key to capturing beautiful photographs. I'm also a stickler for the highest ethics when photographing wildlife.

 

My photographic style is borne from my appreciation of art and awe of the natural world. I favour images that hint at the nuances of wild beauty. That of subdued splendour, open space and natural grace. There's no greater compliment than if a viewer is momentarily engulfed by the scene, can revel in its beauty, and take inspiration from it.

 

I've been fortunate enough to have my work displayed and published on several platforms internationally. I'm focused on my future as a photographic artist and as a photojournalist for Africa's wild places and spaces.

Jenny Hishin, Cape Town, South Africa.

I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life... to put rout to all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

 

Henry David Thoreau