Chris Fallows who is an expert in wildlife photography has been working in the field of wildlife for several years. He’s a person with a great passion for nature photography. He has had many chances to capture all the seven continents in the world. He has also received the chance to discover the world-famous breaching great white sharks at Seal Island in False Bay in 1996 too.
Here is some new information on Chris Fallows and his work.
“I worked with these incredible sharks with our team at Apex Shark Expeditions for the last 30 years. Today I specialize in limited edition Fine Art photography that celebrates the magnificence of each species. My aim is through the sale of my works, many of which sadly will never be replicated due to the wildlife or behavior no longer occurring, to raise funds to buy land to protect and restore wildlife habitat in Africa.”
His passion for wildlife photography has developed gradually with his father who was a keen wildlife photographer as well. Perhaps, his talent for photography might be an inherited gift. However, with time, he has developed an intense love for nature.
Chris owns one of the richest portfolios of wildlife photography. He’s quite satisfied and thankful to have such an amazing career, especially because of the experiences that he gained with wild animals. Of course, it’s challenging to become a professional wildlife expert since there’s a life threat as well. Thus, his other companion, his wife, too helps him to face all the struggles and challenges successfully.
“My wife Monique and I generally are self-guided and we travel to some of the world’s remotest locations where we often camp in extreme heat or cold. It is the best way to intimately hope to encounter wildlife where the animals can choose to be comfortable with you nearby. We also both love the solitude and peace that comes with this isolation,” said Chris.
Besides, he explained a bit about his working process as well: “Generally we spend anywhere from 100-150 days at sea nowadays, it used to be over 200. We then spend about 100 in the bush, either in Africa or elsewhere.
I focus on iconic species such as great white sharks, humpback whales, iconic tusker elephants, or magnificent lions. We seek out locations where we know we can spend long periods with our subjects allowing them to become comfortable with us. I generally use medium-wide and wide-angle lenses to capture a scene around my subjects and like to use innovative angles that set my work apart from convention.
I am incredibly grateful for all the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities we have had in the company of many of the world’s most famous animals and hope that my work serves as an inspiration to conserve what is left. I feel that building up a portfolio of what we have already lost serves as a way to wake up humanity to what we have done and at the same time use many of my other images to show people what we still have to fight for. The world will be so much poorer without these truly incredible creatures.”