About Simon

Simon is a conservation biologist and photographer, currently based in Edinburgh.

Simon's photography has been largely opportunistic, taken during fleeting moments whilst undertaking his conservation research, however, during his PhD he discovered that engaging the public with stories and images was a more effective way of communicating conservation than through figures and graphs. His doctoral work focused on the dispersal of lions of southern Africa, and in particular those of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. While he is still actively involved in applied conservation through academia, he has switched much of his energy into developing ways of telling the stories behind conservation research.