Hi my name is Geoff Jones and I am a dedicated World Bird Photographer who has travelled to over 40 countries in pursuit of my passion.

My Goal was to have photographed 5000 species by the end of 2021 but with the covid situation it may not be possible as of the end of November 2021 I have photographed just over 4046 species.

Since I can remember I have had an affiliation with the Australian bush having lived on the outskirts of Melbourne and visiting my Aunties and Uncles who lived in the country.

I was taught about how important our beautiful and varied landscapes, flora and fauna were to us and it never ceases to amaze me.

Also by travelling extensively overseas it has made me realise just how lucky and fortunate we are to live in a land where we have so much freedom to be out there.

Sadly, in the future I do not think this will be the case, what with mining, developers and over zealous government bureaucrat's stopping us from entering some parts of our country we will lose some of our natural landscapes unless we make people aware of what we have.

In some ways through my photography and wildlife organisations like Birdlife International, AWC, Bush Heritage , Land for Wildlife and many similar organisations throughout Australia, hopefully it will make a difference.

One of my many goals is to try and photograph every bird in Australia, its waters and its territories with 767 so far and  along the way try and photograph as many birds from the rest of the world. 

I have been to many countries including Antarctica, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Fiji,  Galapagos, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Madagascar, Malaysia-Borneo, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Solomons, South Africa, Thailand, USA (Hawaii and Florida) Vietnam.

I have also been on some long sea journeys from New Zealand to Japan twice, which is called the Western Pacific Odyssey, visiting New Caledonia The Solomons, Micronesia and some of the Japanese Islands and takes just over 30 days

Argentina to Holland which is called the Atlantic Odyssey, from Ushaia, South Georgia, Tristan De Cunha, St Helena, Ascension, Cape Verde and then onto Holland. Which was a 45 day trip

Another Epic trip was from Fremantle Australia out to Amsterdam Island in the middle of the Indian Ocean before heading South to Australia's remotest Territories Heard and Mac Donald Islands near Antarctica. Back to Albany and the across the Australian Bight before heading down the West side of Tasmania and into Hobart which was approximately 43 days

In my journey as a bird photographer I have been lucky enough to meet and learn from some of the worlds best professional wildlife photographers.

Firstly Jim Neiger a well known and highly respected wildlife photographer from America and taught me how to shoot birds in flight.

Greg Downing as I was lucky enough to attend one of his workshops in Costa Rica and learn how to do setups for Hummingbirds which was a truly amazing experience.

Nate Chappel for the two workshops I attended in Ecuador and Thailand from which I have gathered a vast knowledge of how to position a bird in a photo and using a greater depth of field for that stunning shot.

Glenn Bartley who I have been lucky enough to attend a couple of workshops in Brazil and Costa Rica

Latest New Species Photographed In Australia Red-chested Buttonquail Barkly Tablelands, NT March 2021

Latest New Species Photographed overseas Tawny Pitta Colombia Dec 2019

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