Professional photographer and expedition leader Inger Vandyke has a long-established photographic career publishing images and stories in over 300 different print and online outlets worldwide including the journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Ocean Geographic (at which she is a Charter Member), Australian, Asia and Africa Geographic.

Inger is the longest-standing female board member of an NFP for conservation in Australia at the Southern Ocean Seabirds Study Association (SOSSA), the longest continual study of the Wandering Albatross at sea in the world.

In 2016 she was appointed as the Scientific Guardian of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Key Bird Area with Birdlife International.

During her career, Inger has been involved in numerous other conservation programs, including island conservation, sea turtle research, hammerhead shark expeditions and the preservation of Critically Endangered species such as the Orange-bellied Parrot and Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby.

She most recently became the first woman in the world to photograph a wild Snow Leopard hunting sequence up close.  Her images from that hunt graced conservation campaigns for snow leopards through WWF and the Snow Leopard Conservancy of India.  To this day they also continue to beguile visitors at numerous public education campaigns for Snow Leopards in zoos across the world.

A passionate people photographer, her work with the various cultures of Tibet and her exploratory expeditions in this out-of-reach part of the world led her to become a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an International Fellow at the Explorer’s Club.

In 2018 Inger was honoured to be appointed as a headline photographer for the prestigious international salon “Atlas of Humanity”, and since then, her work has been exhibited in Desenzano del Garda (Italy), Paris (France), Yunnan (China), Milan (Italy), Birmingham & London (UK) and also in Algiers as a part of this project.  The Atlas of Humanity seeks to document the world’s humanity in all its forms, including tribes, cultures and communities that are disappearing.  Inger’s work with the former artist’s colony/slum of Kathputli in Delhi now forms a prominent part of this project.  You can read about Kathputli and see a gallery of Inger’s images from there on this link

From her home in the Ribble Valley, Inger travels extensively through remote Africa each year working on a continuing body of work documenting the vanishing cultures of the continent.

You can keep up with Inger’s travels by following her on Instagram @ingervandyke_official or through her website at