Nick Penny joins us in the Mara from mid May to mid September this year, in order to capture the magic of ‘Migration Season’.
“My journey to become a Wildlife Photographer all started from a young age, when my parents taught me how to use an old Pentax film camera of theirs. This, and a love for the outdoors, as well as being infatuated with TV shows like Planet Earth and Big Cat Diaries, meant that I always knew wildlife photography would be the only career I would pursue.
This led me to study B.A Marine and Natural History Photography at Falmouth University in the UK. The degree enabled me to develop my own style of photography as well as a passion for conservation. This passion led me to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, to work with Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), to create a photo story and film on how they conserve and protect the Mountain Gorillas of the forest.
Kit-wise, I have moved on from the old Pentax and now shoot with a Nikon D850 and I mostly use a 24-70mm or a 70-200mm lens. This camera and lens combination enables me to capture animals within their natural environment. I feel this tells a greater story and can also share much needed information about the habitats as well as the animals. Furthermore, I strive to capture unique, intimate animal behaviours that spark powerful human emotions. I hope my images resonate with people and inspire them to get out into the breathtaking, natural world.
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