The Judging Panel
FOUNDER, RHINO AFRICA
David is a brave and pioneering entrepreneur with a true passion for Africa - especially Africa’s wildlife. With his African Grey parrot by his side, there is more than a hint of the Dolittles about Rhino Africa’s intrepid leader. His interests include photography and, of course, travel.
James is an award-winning, photographer and conservationist who enables his audience to connect with the people, places and wildlife shown in his work. Aside from being involved in conservation projects, James is also an experienced guide.
Director - Wildlife ACT
Growing up in rural Africa, Jo has always had a vested interest in protecting wild animals and their environment. His passion translated into his job and Jo’s association aids the conservation of several endangered species, such as the African Wild Dog and black rhinoceros.
Marketing Manager, RHINO AFRICA
Being introduced to the bush at an early age instilled in Luke a passion and love for Africa and its wildlife. He now gets to unashamedly promote travel to Africa with Rhino Africa, inspiring people from all around the world to explore our incredible continent and experience the thrilling wildlife first-hand.
Owner - Felix Studios
Ryan is the founder and Creative Director of Felix Studios, a boutique digital agency for high-end luxury lifestyle brands. At the forefront of innovative approaches, the company specialises in developing holistic campaigns and strategies delivering creative executions in video, photography and web development. This multi-award winning photographer has an eye for detail and great gin.
Dale grew up in the forests and savannas of South Africa, developing a love for nature from a young age. After working in conservation biology in Costa Rica and Honduras, he moved to Austria, joining Swarovski Optik. Dale is an avid birder and is passionate about conservation.