DIANA ANDERSEN

Wildlife Photographer & Author

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Diana began her artistic career with a Bachelor of Arts in Design and Photography. After graduating, she became a practising contemporary jewellery designer, often exhibiting her work in group and solo exhibitions. She achieved multiple awards for her work and had pieces acquired by some of Australia’s leading collections, including the Western Australian Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and the Diamond Valley Art Collection. In addition, Diana’s work was selected to represent Australia in overseas art awards in SoHo, New York and Kyoto, Japan. While producing exhibition work, Diana also taught in the Visual Arts Degree course at Curtin University before leaving to run her own design business.

Diana grew up with dogs and other pets and always had a passion for animals. There was always a battle between art and animals in the background. Eventually, she made a career change to work with animals full-time. She had been a wildlife carer specialising in birds and joined Perth Zoo as a full-time keeper. During this time, Diana became passionate about animal education, both animal care and wildlife conservation. The camera that had been gathering dust came out again to illustrate the books and articles she began to write for magazine and book publishers and her own company, Animalinfo Publications.

Years on, photography has become a passion. In recognising the power of an image to raise awareness of wildlife issues, photography has become a focus in her wildlife conservation articles. Her wildlife imagery has allowed her to combine a love of animals and art in her images. In addition, they help her share the beauty and fragility of what she sees through her eyes and lens in the articles she writes for her websites.

Photography Awards

2014 – Spring in the Hills, Kalamunda – Highly Commended

2014 – International Dog Photographer of the Year – 3rd Place – Category – Puppies

2015 – International Dog Photographer of the Year – 2nd Place – Category – Assistance Dogs

2017 – Perth Royal Show National Photographic Competition – 1st Place Monochrome

2018 – International Bird Photographer of the Year – Expert Commended – Category – Attention to Detail

2018 – International Bird Photographer of the Year – Expert Commended – Category – Birds in the Environment

2018 – International Bird Photographer of the Year – Expert Commended – Category – Flight

2018 – International Bird Photographer of the Year – Expert Commended – Category – Creative

2018 – International Bird Photographer of the Year – Expert Commended – Category – Home and Garden

2018 – International Bird Photographer of the Year – Expert Commended – Category – Birds in the Environment

2018 – International Bird Photographer of the Year – Expert Commended – Category – Bird Behaviour

2019 – International Bird Photographer of the Year – Honourable Mention – Category – Attention to Detail

2021 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Commended – Category – Space

2021 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Highly Commended – Category – Eyes

2021 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Top 100 – Category – Light

2021 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Commended – Category – Abstract

2021 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – UK Wild Planet Photo Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award– Category – Monochrome

2021 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Top 100 – Category – Monochrome

2021 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Top 100 – Category – Backyard

2021 – Images of Jirdarup – 2nd Place – Category – Black Cockatoos

2021 – Birdlife Australia Photography Awards – Shortlist – Category – Special Theme

2021 – Birdlife Australia Photography Awards – Shortlist – Category – Backyard Birds (2 entries)

2021 – Birdlife Australia Photography Awards – Shortlist – Category – Portrait

2022 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Top 100 – Category – Light

2022 – Canon Clique Awards – Finalist – Category – Animals (2 entries)

2022 – Canon Clique Awards – 1st Place – Category – Animals

2022 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Top 100 – Category – Behaviour

2022 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Top 100 – Category – Human Nature (2 entries)

2022 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Commended – Category – Human Nature

2022 – Perth Royal Show National Photographic Competition – Category – Nature – Merit (2 entries)

2022 – Perth Royal Show National Photographic Competition – People’s Choice Winner

2022 – Birdlife Australia Photography Awards – Shortlist – Category – Human Impact

2023 – Canon Clique Awards – Top 100 – Category – Animals (1 entry), People (1 entry) – Wildlife (2 entries)

2023 – Canon Clique Awards – Finalist – Category – Animals (1 entry), Wildlife (1 entry)

2023 – Canon Clique Awards – 1st Place – Category – Animals

2023 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Top 100 – Category – Light

2023 – International Wild Art Photographer of the Year – Top 100 – Category – Airborne

2023 – Birdlife Australia Photography Awards – Shortlist – Category – Birds in the Landscape

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