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Harriet is a zoologist with more than 20 years’ experience working in conservation communications. She has the privilege of working with the world’s top wildlife photographers and photo-guides, through her time as CEO of Wildscreen and now as the founder of the Wild Shots wildlife photography conference in South Africa.
Harriet first visited Africa in 1989, and since then she has travelled extensively throughout eastern and southern Africa, including Ethiopia, Madagascar, Zaire (as was) as well as Chad. All her travel has been wildlife focused, and she has visited the majority of Africa’s national parks – most of them at least twice, at different times of year. Harriet’s travel experiences have been varied – from self-driving with a tent, to overland truck, mobile safaris as well as top-end luxury lodges. She loves hiking and is slowly working her way through South Africa’s multi-day, slackpacking trails.
Her love of Africa led her to finally jump ship, leaving the UK to relocate to South Africa in 2011. She now lives in a small bush town in Limpopo, where she works for two conservation NGO’s, helping save elephants and rhino, as well as running Wild Shots in her spare time.