Vanessa is an award winning wildlife photographer and trip leader based in Australia. She has been organising and guiding small group trips for close to 15 years all over the world.
She has a deep and genuine fascination for marine mammals, especially cetaceans. Her first encounter was with humpback whales in 2007, and since then she has been fortunate to swim with several cetaceans species around the world and learn about them.
She has also been involved in sperm whales research work since 2014. One of her main focus is conservation and she hopes her photography and experience sharing can inspire others and increase people’s awareness of how diverse and beautiful nature is, and how essential it is to protect it.
Her work has been published in various media around the world. She also regularly donates pictures to support Wildlife organisations in their conservations work, included but not limited to: International Fund for Animal Welfare, Humane Society International, Australian Marine Conservation Society, Whale Dolphin Conservation.
She was awarded the 2015 IFAW Animal Action Award – Marine photographer of the year in recognition for her work and efforts to promote conservation and raise awareness.