Dave Hansford is an award-winning photographer, writer and cameraman based in Wellington, New Zealand. He specialises in natural history, the earth sciences, adventure travel and the environment. After 14 years as a press photographer, he took up the precarious life of a freelancer.
His work has appeared in BBC Wildlife, Australia Nature, Action Asia, NZ Geographic, The Listener, North and South, Destinations, NZ Business, Wilderness, Forest & Bird and Seafood as well as in newspapers throughout New Zealand and Australia. He has filmed for Natural History NZ Ltd and worked on the BBC production Life of Birds.
He has a regular slot on TVNZ’s Good Morning show.
When he’s not working (even when he is) he enjoys tramping, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and diving.
His love of adventure has taken him to Antarctica, Africa, Australia, China, the South Pacific and Pakistan.
Sinbad the Kakapo returning to Maud Island, ..
Conservation Officer releasing a takahe ..
Kaimanawa wild horses fleeing from a helicopter ..
NIWA scientist tagging a long-finned eel ..
Phoebe the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), ..
North Island kaka (Nestor meridionalis septentrionalis) ..
Pair of dusky dolphins (Lagenorynchus obscurus), ..
Activists from GE Free NZ and EcoAction ..
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