Doug’s story

 

“Wildlife images are one of the most powerful ways we have of engaging people in the natural world” – Sir David Attenborough.

Initially I trained as a zoologist, however later completed a Masters of Environment and then a Masters of Bioethics. Together, these two qualifications really helped shape my thinking as what type of issues I should be focusing on and why.

After many years in healthcare marketing and then being on the board of Environment Victoria, in addition to conservation and wildlife photography, I now run a science/environmentally focused communication consultancy called The Framing Effect, whose aim is to help people influence more effectively, both with words and with images.

A governor of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Australia (where I contribute primarily on strategic communication),  I also currently have the privilege of chairing the Victorian Alliance for Platypus-Safe Yabby Traps – a collective established to prevent the indiscriminate cruel drowning deaths of platypuses in Victoria that occur via the (often illegal) use of enclosed yabby traps. 

My hope is that the images and information I share will inspire people to stop, think, and treat the world a little more kindly.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (zoology and microbiology), Grad. Cert. Health Economics, Diploma of Education, Graduate Diploma of Bioethics, Master of Bioethics, Master of Environment (Governance, policy and comms).

Memberships

Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP)

Clients

My clients include National Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, the World Wide Fund for nature (WWF), the Australian Conservation FoundationEnvironment VictoriaAnimals Australia, Fairfax media, NewsCorp, New York Times and Australian Geographic.

Purchase/use of Images

Much of my work is is also represented by Nature Picture Library and National Geographic Image Collection however not all, so please contact me via email at info@gimesy.com if you have any image enquiries.

 

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