International League of Conservation Photographers
Pete works as a conservation photographer in some of the most pristine and remote corners of the world. Since childhood, Pete has been a passionate naturalist with an aim to travel widely in the company of wildlife. Since his early career as a naturalist guide while living in the Galapagos Islands, he has sailed across the Pacific in a ten-meter yacht, caught crocodiles for six months in Australia, India and Zimbabwe. His work has led him to a number of game capture assignments in several African countries, as well as the Falkland Islands where he worked as a government fisheries observer assigned to foreign flag vessels. He then returned to Ecuador and began working as a naturalist guide in the Amazon Rainforest where he lived for three years. This is where he met his wife, Reneé Bish and today they work as a photographic team capturing stories of wildlife and indigenous cultures in the hopes that the power of images will help further conservation efforts around the world.
They have published thirteen books, mostly on themes of Ecuador where they currently reside. His images have appeared in most of the major magazines of the world in the field including: National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Time, International Wildlife, Smithsonian, Geo, Nature’s Best, Terre Sauvage, Outdoor Photographer, The Economist, Geographical, Ranger Rick and Airone. In 2014, he was considered by Outdoor Photographer Magazine to be among the top 40 most influential nature photographers in the world.
2015 - Ranger Rick Photographer of the Year, 2015 - IUCN/Terre Sauvage 'Man in Nature' Prize, 2015 - Out of the Blue Environmental Photography Awards, 2014 - Ecuadorian Photojournalist of the Year, 2014 - Terre Sauvage IUCN Melvita Grant Winner, 2007 - National Wildlife Photo Contest, 2006 - BBC WPY - 'Endangered Wildlife' Category, 2001 - BBC WPY - 'The World In Our Hands' Category, 1999 - AGFA Wildlife and Environment Awards, 1995 - AGFA Wildlife and Environment Awards
- Still life