Peter Delaney quit a career in finance to pursue a dream of travelling Africa in a Land Cruiser. And along the way he found his passion.
From navigating the forests of Bwindi and climbing the peaks of Kilimanjaro, through to meandering along the red dunes of the Kalahari, Delaney started photographing Africa. “Africa became the new chapter in my life, and I have dedicated the last 15 years photographing this diverse continent,” Delaney notes.
The Irish native exchanged the Emerald Isle for a more colourful life in George, South Africa, to continue his travels through the magnitude of Africa. “The continent fascinates me like no other. It’s difficult to match not only Africa’s rich wildlife but also the incredible landscapes and passionate people,” he notes.
Delaney’s work has been featured in numerous publications and has won the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year an astonishing three times. He is also an official Fujifilm X-Photographer ambassador.
“It may be a cliché, but it is true – photography has become my life. No matter where I am, my mind’s eye is making photographs. It has taught me to see the world in a different light, and for that I am eternally grateful,” Delaney concludes.