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I am a compassionate, enthusiastic, hard-working, and friendly Tropical Birds keeper at ZSL London Zoo, who is not only passionate about wildlife conservation and welfare but has years of working with a broad range of exotic animal taxonomic groups and extensive academic training in zoology, animal husbandry, conservation biology, wildlife management, and animal behaviour.
I am also a passionate wildlife filmmaker, photographer, writer, and scientific researcher, with an MSc in Wild Animal Biology from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in association with the Zoological Society of London's Institute of Zoology.
I made my first independent wildlife film documentary in 2018, entitled The Treasure of Richmond Park, teaching myself and conducting all aspects of the creative and production process.
In 2021 I conducted a major scientific research project involving wild Mandarin Ducks (Aix Galericulata) and it has been officially published (24/09/2022). Click to Read.
My favorite subjects are animal behaviour, conservation, and animal welfare.
The Hidden Treasure of Richmond Park
Sunrise over Richmond Park
Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina)
The Treasure of Richmond Park - My first wildlife documentary
During 2017 and 2018, and with a passion for wildlife, a degree in Zoology, and a love of photography and film-making, I decided to photograph and film the deer of Richmond Park, my eventual aim to create my very first wildlife film documentary. I soon became addicted and went to the park every week for a year. I filmed in the dead of winter and at the height of summer.
The park was magical. On cold March mornings, just before dawn, the deer, enveloped by frozen mist and gently falling snow, appeared majestic and mysterious. Completely alone in the park, it was not difficult to contemplate the power and beauty of the natural world.
At this time I didn't have my own camera but borrowed a motley collection from family and friends. I recorded hundreds of shots and then, after a period of intense learning, care of YouTube, and my talented brother, I created the film. I performed almost every task myself from researching, storyboarding, and scriptwriting to shooting, sound recording, editing, adding the music and sound effects, and overlaying my own narration.
Many thanks to:
Twickenham Film Studios for help with colour grading and for hosting my preview event.
Wildeye where I attended an introductory course.
Wildscreen which I attended in 2016, 2018, and 2020.