Doug Gimesy

Conservation and animal welfare photojournalist @ Freelance based in Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
I am a professional wildlife, conservation and animal welfare photojournalist, with a focus on Australian issues. My clients include National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, bioGraphic, Australian Geographic, Audubon, as well various... read on
    

I am a professional wildlife, conservation and animal welfare photojournalist, with a focus on Australian issues. My clients include National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, bioGraphic, Australian Geographic, Audubon, as well various newspapers like The Guardian. 

Initially completing a B.Sc. specialising in zoology and microbiology, I later competed a Masters of Environment, a Masters of Bioethics, as well as a Diploma of Education.

Believing people should generally focus on the issues they care about that are close to home, my recent work has included documenting the impact of the Australian bushfires, as well as the conservation and animal welfare issues that face our platypus and the Grey-headed Flying-fox.  

In 2020, along with my partner Heather, I launched our first children's book called 'Life Upside Down' - a 48 page book all about Australia's wonderful Grey-headed Flying-foxes.

My hope is that the images I take and the information I shares, will help inspire people to stop, think, and treat the world more kindly.


Website

http://gimesy.com


Current long-term projects:

A series of human-based portraits called 'Wildlife Warriors, Conservation Champions and Animal Advocates'. 


Interests:

In addition to photography, I have a special interest in:

i) the meta-communication concept of framing

ii) ethics (especially around wildlife photography)


Recent recognition includes:

Winner - Wildscreen Panda Photo Story Awards: 2018 

Winner -  Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year: 2015, 2016, 2021'

Finalist - Wildlife Photographer of the Year: 2016, 2020, 2021

Finalist - BigPicture Natural World Photography: 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020

Finalist - Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year: 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021



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