Denis Glennon AO (Australia)
“My photography is not a portrayal of environmental vandalism or an elegy to vanishing places. Other ardent photographers cover these aspects very well. Rather, my focus is on the use of photography to encourage the preservation of what is, whilst understanding the attendant challenges and constant tensions between development and nature conservation. When I photograph wild creatures, I see them in my viewfinder as ambassadors for the preservation of their frequently diminishing habitat. My images seek to be beacons to a stronger connectedness with our natural world and to inspire a more respectful interaction with our environment.”
Denis Glennon AO is a self-taught wildlife and nature photographer. For many years his passions have been the wide open spaces of ocean sailing, and the conservation of nature. Having spent seven years in Africa and thirty plus years in the corporate world, he now combines his affections for travel, wildlife and nature preservation with conservation photography in far-flung places that include Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Botswana, Chile, China, Kenya, Namibia, Patagonia, South Africa, and Zambia. His articles and images have been published in Australia and overseas, and he has been a finalist in the ANZANG and the BBC/British Museum Wildlife competitions and won the "Wilderness" category in ANZANG 2010. In 2000 he was awarded an Order of Australia (AO), in recognition of his contribution to environmental protection, and to the Australian community.
Images © Denis Glennon AO.