As a dedicated conservationist and wildlife photographer, Peter Chadwick has worked throughout southern Africa in some of its most special wild places, including the Kalagadi Desert, Kruger National Park, Drakensberg Mountains, the sub-antarctic Marion Island and De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Working across these diverse habitats has allowed him to gain vast experience in all aspects of conservation management in all of the biomes in southern Africa. His special interests are in ecosystem based approaches to management, developing management strategies for rare and endangered species and in capacity development of conservation personnel. He currently works as the programme manager of the WWF Honda Marine Parks Programme
Peter’s photography is a natural extension to his work where he has numerous opportunities to capture nature pictures that showcase the beauty and complexity of the outdoors. He believes that “through a photograph we have the ability to capture a moment of time, that if correctly composed can influence the way that we respond, think and act”. Peter aims to take compelling nature images and pictures of animals that communicate the key values of the environment, showcasing its benefits and highlighting the need for the protection of our fragile earth.
His photography is internationally recognised, with his work appearing regularly in a wide range of print media. He regularly writes conservation related articles for a number of magazines and is a photographer for World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa. Peter is also a winner of the British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Eric Hosking Award.