ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photo by Robbie Labanowski in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

In 2016, Kiwi-born photographer, writer and PR consultant, Jane Wynyard, took the bold step of leaving her high profile career as a fashion media PR in London to pursue her passion for wildlife photography (you can read her story here). And she hasn’t looked back.

Since leaving her job, Jane has been shortlisted for a travel photography award with the Daily Telegraph, completed a life-changing photographic placement with Save The Elephants in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, and spent nearly two months photographing wildlife in Namibia and working on hyena and cheetah research projects in the Namib desert. She’s also photographed mountain gorillas in Rwanda for a story on the 50th anniversary of the Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund and currently works as PR consultant with Save The Elephants.

Her photos and stories have been published in a number of titles around the world including the leading global fashion/lifestyle website Refinery 29, The Australian,  New Zealand’s biggest weekend broadsheet The Sunday Star Times, Emirates Woman, The Daily Mail and on Save The Elephants‘ social media sites reaching more than a million unique users. She has also researched, photographed and published stories for the Elephant Crisis Fund.

In February 2017, just four months after quitting her career in fashion media, she was appointed as a GirlGaze ambassador – partnering with this visionary project to help generate visibility and support for the next generation of female photographers. In May 2017, Jane was named by global luxury hotel CitizenM as one of five inspirational women to have quit their corporate jobs to chase their dreams.

Jane with US actor Jared Leto photo: David M Benett

Jane is happiest spending time in the natural world. Her adventures have included skiing the mountains of Transylvania, New Zealand, Canada and Japan, driving cattle on horseback from Wyoming to Montana and white-water rafting in Costa Rica. She’s also ridden horses up the volcanic mountains of Iceland, fished for piranha in the Amazon, photographed wildlife in Africa and surfed in Morocco, India, Bali and Brazil.

Says Jane “I hope you enjoy my view of the world and are inspired enough by my story to follow your own heart, chase your dreams and visit as much of this beautiful planet as I have. 

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