Ian Pletzer

Ian Pletzer

I was privileged enough to be exposed to wild spaces at an early age.

My first opportunity to work and photograph wildlife was in the Greater Kruger National Park – as a field guide.

After a few career detours, I finally got back to focus on nature connections and experiences. My life purpose is one of education, conservation and appreciation for the natural world and now more than ever, I feel that this work is vitally important.

Based in the beautiful Garden Route near my home in Plettenberg Bay, I spend my free time birding, photographing and getting close to the ocean.