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Wayne Lawler
Wayne Lawler
Professional Photographer
Special skills / qualifications
A.Dip Env Sc., M.Res. Sc. (Research), Trade (Lithographic Camera Operator); Publications: research papers, popular articles, tourist book, photos – National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Newsweek, Bulletin, Wilderness Society etc.
Other abilities: collecting too many cameras and lenses.
What did you do before AWC?
Graphic Arts apprenticeship, freelance photojournalism, Tech. Officer (Wildlife Ecology), NPWS (NSW), Catchment Co-ordinator, QLD. DNR, Environmental Consultancy, QFRA firefighter, head tour guide, N.T. and QLD., freelance conservation photography.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Rufous Owl.
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Cascades in Curramore.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Albert’s lyrebird.
White-winged wood duck.
Paradise Parrot (not yet).
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Pink-headed duck habitat in Manipur/Burma, migrant shorebird breeding habitat in Siberia/Kamchatka, anywhere were my photos might help save wildlife.
Other interesting stuff
Studied 4 years for a trade that’s now been replaced by the click of a mouse button in Photoshop.