Born in Salzburg (Austria) of Australian, US-American and Maltese origins, I was fortunate to travel and see many parts of the world from a very young age. A keen interest for the landscapes and wildlife I encountered soon followed. It might be little wonder, therefore, that I decided to study Ecology, to learn more about how our world, its environment, its habitats and wildlife all fit together. After studying in Salzburg for three years, I completed my degree in Vienna in 2008.
My interest for photography started quite early on. I took special delight in photographing landscapes in the centre of Australia, and the canyons of the south-western United States – with the family compact cameras. Naturally, the creative possibilities offered by my first SLR allowed this interest to grow considerably. And the arrival of my first digital SLR and better lenses turned this interest into a passion, which has grown ever since.
Currently, I work as a freelance Ecologist specializing in ornithology. I have completed fieldwork for numerous bird surveys in Austria over the past years, as well as co-working on projects for BirdLife Austria, the Univeristy of Vienna, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, the La Gamba Tropical Research Station in Costa Rica and the Vienna Zoological-Botanical Society. I am also part of the team of bird banders at the Auring Biological Station Hohenau-Ringelsdorf in Lower Austria.