Wildlife snapper puts focus on caring

March 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Last year, I had the privilege of being interviewed for an article in the West Australian Newspaper. On 15 August 2016 the article was published - to see original click here. In the meantime, here is what it said (a big thanks to Liam Crop for such a flattering story!) ...

 

ARTICLE by LIAM CROY:

Photo by Nic Ellis, photographer for The WestDufus and ITaken on our property (in kangaroo enclosure) in Toodyay

Toodyay wildlife photographer Georgina Steytler is in the running for an international prize but her greatest reward is releasing the orphaned animals she raises.

Mrs Steytler flies to Adelaide tomorrow to attend the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards.

The awards are open to anyone who has documented nature in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica or New Guinea.

There are some stunning images captured underwater, on land and in the air, but one of Mrs Steytler’s entries has a particularly interesting back story.

Two western grey kangaroo joeys stand on Lake Ninan, a salt lake 130km north-east of Perth, near Wongan Hills.

Their mothers were hit by cars but Mrs Steytler took them in.

“Their names are Livvy and Philly and they are so cool,” Mrs Steytler said.

“They slept in a pouch and as soon as our Belgian shepherd Tawny came into the house she’d go straight over to the pouch, stick her nose in and start licking them. They’re big now. They’re out in the wild and still together.”

Mrs Steytler now cares for two young euros named Dufus and Wally. They are smaller than the western grey kangaroos and more mischievous.

Her trip to Adelaide will be bittersweet because Dufus and Wally will be moved to another property in preparation for their release.

“It's such a privilege to have these beautiful animals,” she said. “I realise saving the life of one animal doesn't change the world but it changes the world for that animal.”

 

TWA-0054147TWA-0054147Wildlife photographer Georgina Steytler at her Toodyay property, where she has raised Dufus, a male euro, that was orphaned when he was a baby. Now he is grown, he is soon to be released back in to the wild. PICTURE: NIC ELLIS THE WEST AUSTRALIAN


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A big thank you to Kingsley Klau , of PhotoCoffee for this photo of me with my beloved camera (and dog in background).

 

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