(born 1949 in London
) is an English
zoologist and wildlife photographer specializing in African wildlife. He spends much of his time in the Masai Mara
National Game Reserve in southwest Kenya
and the Serengeti National Park
in northern Tanzania
He and his wife Angie, who is also a wildlife photographer, have traveled the world to film wildlife for a number of projects, including segments for Wild Things
(Paramount Productions) and the series Elephant Diaries
, for which he worked with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
. Much of their work focuses on big cats, though they also enjoy spending time with the Masai
herdsmen and their families who live in the Masai Mara.
Jonathan has been resident naturalist at various camps in Africa, narrated episodes of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
, is co-presenter of the BBC programme Big Cat Diary
(for which Angie acts as spotter and still photographer), guest lectured on the Explorer
(an Antarctic expedition cruise ship), wrote the text and took the photographs for his book The Leopard's Tale
, and sells limited edition prints of his own pen and ink drawings.
He was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year
in 1987 and received the Cherry Kearton Medal from the Royal Geographical Society
in 1994; in 1996 he was awarded an African Travel and Tourism Association Award. Angie also won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in 2002, making them the only couple to have both won individually.
He and Angie have a son,... Read More