Trevor Penfold – Wildlife Photographer
Trevor Penfold, born in 1964, spent his early years in Southern England, where he got his first taste of the great outdoors. Although being an animal lover for as long as he can remember, it was a move to the Highlands of Scotland in the mid 90′s, that fed his passion for wildlife and introduced him into the world of wildlife photography.
The real turning point for Trevor came after meeting his wife, Jenny. Spending their honeymoon on safari in Kenya and Tanzania was enough to get him hooked. His photography started to grow and develop, enabling him to become the talented photographer he is today. But it’s still his passion for wildlife that’s always at the forefront of his photography.
Concerned about the stresses impacting on our environment, Trevor uses his skills to showcase the amazing diversity of animals with which we share our planet. His aim is to raise awareness of the importance of using the environment in a sustainable way – not only for our benefit, but also for all the other species that depend upon it. He particularly focuses on capturing images that engage the viewer in order to develop a connection with the subject – whether on an emotional, artistic or intellectual level.
Trevor tries to donate as much as possible to organizations involved in conservation and animal welfare – so far including: Whaingaroa Harbour Care, Raglan; Forest & Bird, N.Z.; and the S.P.C.A. – from profits generated by sales.
Trevor lives in Raglan, New Zealand, with his wife and daughter. He runs photography workshops for groups and individuals, writes wildlife photography books and articles, and tries to enjoy life.