Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
Andrew was born in Adelaide, South Australia and (mis)spent his youth surfing and kayaking in the ocean, as is the case for many Aussies! After graduating from medical school there, Andrew spent a year working as a surgical resident in Santa Barbara, California where he was introduced to rock climbing. Taking up this adventure activity with a passion, he began to explore the mountainous regions of the world and volunteered his skills in Nepal and India where he has led numerous treks. While documenting his experiences there on slide film, Andrew began contributing photos to what was then the Lonely Planet image library, which provided the impetus for him to concentrate more keenly on using the creative side of his brain.
In the years since and after embracing the digital photography revolution, Andrew has carved out a unique niche for himself as a well-traveled and experienced expedition doctor and adventure travel photographer with multiple journeys, in particular to the far North and to Antarctica. His images are published widely for commercial use and Andrew enjoys nothing more than combining his outdoor adventure skills with medical and/or photography work in far-flung locations of the globe. Most recently he spent a month as a volunteer medical ranger with the National Park Service in Alaska high on the slopes of Denali, North America’s highest mountain.
Andrew and his wife maintain a home near Brisbane, Australia where he works in the ER but they also have a California base for many months of each year.