Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mark Dumbleton is a talented wildlife and landscape photographer. Born with a passion for the outdoors, he has travelled throughout Africa, photographing the spectacles and nuances of the natural world. "Evoking an emotion through photographic art stems from a life-long passion for the wilderness" says Mark.
"Capturing the unique beauty of a location and it's wildlife motivates me to invest as much time as I do out in the wilderness, focussing on nothing more than creating a photograph with enough emotion and visual drama to tell a story; to justify to the viewer the immense beauty of that experience"
The stunning photographs in this portfolio portray his passion for this, in a way that is both creative and natural, sometimes pushing the boundaries to obtain that unique perspective on the natural world.
"I photograph nature in its purest form because I love it,
and I love to share my work with people who appreciate it"
When asked what drives his passion for wildlife and landscape photography, Mark had this to say, "I have been interested in nature and wildlife from since I can remember, and have made endless visits to the wilderness areas of southern Africa. Through these experiences, I have gained a vast understanding of mammals and birds, which is a great benefit when photographing them. A great understanding of your subject is key.I have travelled extensively through South Africa and also cross international borders into Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Namibia seeking photographic opportunities. Southern Africa, with its magnificent diversity and abundance of wildlife and spectacular landscapes, is a truly special place to me and I feel very privileged to able to visit these areas time and time again, to capture many a special moment it bestows upon me"
To see more of Marks work you can visit his website here