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I have worked in ecology and conservation for over a decade, starting as a warden on the Farne Islands, Northumberland then Skomer and Skokholm islands in Pembrokeshire. Most of my work has been with seabirds and this, along with experience of living on small, remote islands, got me a job as a zoological field assistant with the British Antarctic Survey down on Bird Island, South Georgia. Here I was primarily collecting data on the penguins and petrels but also helping out with the albatross and seal work.
During my two and a half years on Bird Island I was winter station leader and upon completion and return to the UK I was subsequently re-hired as station leader for the 2015-16 season.
My favourite thing about living in these remote places is getting to appreciate the wildlife all around you. Seeing it on a day to day basis so you see individuals change through the season, understand their behaviour and begin to learn where and when is the best time to see them. Yet still they will surprise you with wonderful unanticipated moments.
This is the basis for my photography collection; I don't have the time, equipment or patience to plan the perfect shot, but through what I have learned I can try and be in the right place at the right time to record a bit of what life is like in these places.