Pete Oxford, a British biologist, has, since childhood, been a passionate naturalist. His aim in life was always to travel widely in the company of wildlife. After guiding for many years (with his South African wife and Photographic partner, Reneé Bish) repeatedly on all continents to some of the world’s most pristine and remote wildlife destinations they decided that they should work as a full time professional photographic team and travel on their own timetable doing what they love most.
Since then Pete’s images have appeared in all the major magazines of the world in the field including: National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, International Wildlife, Smithsonian, Geo Time and Airone as well as featuring ten times in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Pete and Reneé have published nine books, all on Ecuadorian subjects, where they have lived for 24 and 17 years respectively. They like to work on mostly conservation related subjects in the hope that the power of the image will help further conservation efforts around the world. Two works-in-progress are a book on Mongolia and another on Madagascar.
Lately they are taking a direction to document many of the world’s indigenous populations in the belief that in order to conserve wildlife and biodiversity one has to help and understand the people who live in closest contact to it. Their latest work is a conservation orientated book on the Galapagos islands in Ecuador written by the now ex-director of the Charles Darwin Foundation and with a foreword by HRH Prince Phili. Pete is a Founder Fellow of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers.
Type of photography: Wildlife and Ethnic people
Favorite Camera and Lens: D3 and Nikon 300mm 2.8
Favorite Tripod set: Gitzo carbon fibre & Foba Superball
Awards: 10 awards in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Also in Nature’s Best, International Wildlife, Agfa, GeoMundo, Hasselblad competitions.
Quote: “For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” Baba Dioum
Publications: 9 books and published in the majority of all major magazine in the wildlife field.
Product Testimonial: 100% loyal to Gitzo legs and carbon fiber is great. My Gitzo tripods have gone through the wars but always come out victorious. Have stripped them down, replaced bushes and parts myself and they just go on forever. Thanks.
Nikon 600mm f4
Nikon D3 body x2
Nikon 300mm f2.8
TE II 1.4x
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8
Nikon 24-70 mm f2.8
Nikon 12-24mm 2.8
Nikon 105mm macro
Nikon SB80 flash
Nikon SB900 flash
SC 17 cable
Various neutral density filters
Gitzo tripod with Foba Superball head