Nick’s passion for wildlife and photography began when he was growing up in Kenya, where he lived until his late teens. He worked in London as a fund manager and ran a successful marketing business after taking a break to drive across Australia, exploring every part of the roadless desert. After returning to Africa in 2012 he fulfilled his dream of full-time photography and satisfied his desire for a sense of adventure, exploring and photographing East and Southern Africa and developing a deeper insight and understanding of the issues facing Africa’s conservation and wildlife. During a visit to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools in 2013 he fell in love with the Painted Wolf. The following year he met Peter Blinston, head of Painted Dog Conservation. They established the Painted Wolf Foundation to raise awareness of and support for Wild Dog conservation throughout Africa.