Australian professional wildlife photojournalist and expedition leader Inger Vandyke now lives in the Forest of Bowland in northern England with her partner and fellow Wild Images photographer Mark Beaman.
Inger has a long-established photographic career publishing images and stories in over 30 publications worldwide. She is a freelance contributor to the Australian, Asian and Ocean Geographic journals and is also a Charter Member of Ocean Geographic. Inger is a long standing board member of the Southern Ocean Seabirds Study Association (SOSSA), the longest continual study of the Wandering Albatross at sea in the world. She is also a member of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) Club, a team member of Beyond The Smile, a women’s literacy program based in the Solukhumbu Region of Nepal and she is a Field Advisor to the Wild Born project, which studies the way tribal women around the world give birth. In 2016 she was appointed as the Guardian of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Key Bird Area with Birdlife International.
During the course of her career, Inger has been involved in numerous conservation programs, including 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 is an experienced leader of photography tours around the world and her key passion areas include Africa, Tibet and the world’s polar regions.
An experienced expedition leader for over twenty years, in 2013 Inger was honoured by being made an International Fellow of the Explorer’s Club for her work in documenting the vanishing cultures of Tibet and in 2015 she was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society for leading her remote Western Tibet Expedition.