I am a Kiwi-born photographer, journalist and Communications consultant. In 2016, I left my high profile career in fashion media PR in London, UK to pursue my passion for wildlife photography and Africa (you can read my story here).
After quitting my job, I was shortlisted for a travel photography award with the Daily Telegraph. I then spent nearly three months photographing wildlife in Africa including elephants in Kenya and working on hyena and cheetah research projects in the Namib desert in Namibia. I also photographed mountain gorillas in Rwanda for a story on the 50th anniversary of the Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund.
I am currently based in Kenya where I work as a Communications Consultant for a range of conservation organisations including Save the Elephants and the Elephant Crisis Fund. In my capacity as a consultant, I also work as a field photographer and content creator at Save the Elephants’ research camp in Samburu, Northern Kenya. My media consultancy business, Jungle Jane Communications, operates out of Nairobi.
I am happiest outdoors in the natural world. My 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. I’ve 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.
My photos and stories have been published globally in the Times UK; the leading online global fashion/lifestyle website, Refinery 29; The Australian newspaper; New Zealand’s biggest weekend broadsheet, The Sunday Star Times; monthly magazines – Planet Mindful and Emirates Woman; the Daily Mail and Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper.
My work has also been published on websites for Save the Elephants, CNN.com, The Elephant Crisis Fund, Wildlife Conservation Network and The Elephant Queen, amongst others.
In May 2017, I was named by global luxury hotel CitizenM as one of five inspirational women to have quit their corporate jobs to chase their dreams.
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.