As a photographer and scientist, I use photography to document the outstanding biodiversity of Earth and address issues of rising conservation concern.
My early life was spent living in the urban sprawl of Birmingham, UK, where local parks were my only exposure to the natural world. I eventually studied biology for my Bachelor's, specialising in conservation during my Master's, where I developed a heavy interest in entomology, global biodiversity declines and sustainable development. I purchased my first camera to capture threatened butterflies during my Master's, realising the potential for sharing engaging stories that could captivate the general public.
Since then, I have worked mainly in the tropics, including the Amazon and Borneo, documenting and studying the most biodiverse systems on Earth. After witnessing the intense pressures of agricultural land-use change, I have undertaken a PhD to explore restoration of riparian buffers within oil palm plantations in Sumatra, Indonesia, with the aims of enhancing biodiversity and valuable ecosystem services.
I am open to queries regarding photography, prints, and research. Contact me using either the form below, or my email/phone as found at the bottom of the page.
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For research outputs, see my ResearchGate account: www.researchgate.net/profile/Jamal-Kabir