Kirsten Frost began his interest in nature and photography at a young age with a small point-and-shoot camera in hand. His work soon became recognized in the South African photography scene, and by the age of 16 he was sponsored professional level equipment. His work was seen gracing the covers of national magazines before the tender age of 18.Kirsten’s passion for Africa’s wild places led him to further his studies in Nature Conservation. After successfully completing his theory component, he went on to gain experience in the field, with a particular interest in wetland ecosystems. An understanding of water bird habits and behaviour led him to build a strong portfolio of water bird images, one of his preferred photographic subjects.
Kirsten’s photographs have been featured in numerous national and international publications including; African Birdlife, Africa Geographic, GO! Magazine, Getaway Magazine, Birders World (USA), Wildside Magazine, Country Life Magazine. PIX Magazine, Wildlife Photographic Magazine and Digital Camera Magazine (UK). Kirsten has also been the overall winner of numerous photographic competitions, including the FujiFilm Getaway Wildlife Awards, GO! Magazine Photography Competition, Africa Wild Magazine Photography Competition and Cameras for Conservation’s Botswana’s Wildlife Photographer of the year 2017.
After completing his studies, Kirsten spent time photographing along the Chobe River in Botswana. He later secured a job as a photographic guide at Mashatu Game Reserve, which was his home for a seven-month stint, where he shared his knowledge on wildlife photography and the natural environment with guests.
As one of ORXY’s youngest leaders, Kirsten’s future expeditions are sure to be exciting adventures in search of nature’s fleeting moments.