Trained in media, I started out in professional photography and journalism, travelling around the world. Soon after, a chance opportunity opened my eyes to nature conservation. I discovered and learned about tropical rainforests, mangroves and coral reefs, qualified as a scuba diving instructor and plunged deep into the underwater world, a surreal dimension that still captivates me today. On my journey of discovery, researching and sharing with others the wonders of the shallows and deep, I travelled to remote islands and witnessed Nature’s marvellous scenes and wildlife. Rare birds of paradise, immense trees, dugongs, sharks and whales were some of the most amazing things I have ever seen. After moving to the UK, it took me awhile to realise that conservation hadn’t left me yet; I earned the chance of diving into work with one of the largest conservation organisations in Europe. Since then I have been learning as much as possible about the natural history of Britain and have found my area of speciality, trees, which are the oldest living organisms on the planet.
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