Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Simon has come over all the way from the USA and boy does he have passion. This self confessed conservation addict loves nothing more than staying up all night and waiting for a sea turtle to hatch. Having lived all over the States and Canada, he started off learning about ecology in the boy scouts and has since worked for the fish and wildlife service, collected data on sand hill cranes and spent years working with sea turtles. At the age of 13 he became obsessed with watching animals on the TV and made a decision that he was going to be a wildlife film maker. He bought a camera and did as many photography courses as he could. His big break came in 2000 when a well known show in America bought some of his footage on turtles. He continued his quest and last year came to SA to do the trusty wildlife film academy course. He passed with flying colours and today his dream has finally been fulfilled. This man is a true committer and loves the bush with all his heart. Welcome Simon, some how I think you’ll be with us for a while.