About Matt Akister

Ever since I was young I was fascinated with the natural world and always wanted a career working with animals and wildlife.

After completing my degree in Animal Behaviour I moved to South Africa for 3 years to work at the Vervet Monkey Foundation, a rescue centre with over 600 rescued primates.

It was here that my love of photography really took off. With so many subjects and personalities to observe, my skills improved day by day.

Running trips to Kruger National Park as well as in Botswana and Namibia enabled me to hone my ability to shoot wildlife.

Having moved back to England and worked at Monkey World for 4 years, I have had the opportunity to travel to many exotic places such as Sulawesi, Borneo, Vietnam, Kenya and Ecuador to practise not only getting great images, but to track and locate some of the worlds rarest and most beautiful primates.

At the same time, whilst living in Dorset, one of the most picturesque places in the UK, I set myself the challenge of learning landscape photography.

My family grew with two dogs, Benji and Daisy, and I soon learned to adapt the skills of photographing wildlife to capturing the personality of pets. With many years experience of photographing animals of all shapes, sizes and personalities I am the perfect choice to capture your pets unique personality in an amazing image.

As well as photography shoots I am also able to offer a printing option for a unique all round service.

The Most Beautiful Monkey in the World 

Photograph 

Size 20 x 30 in

Price: £105

The Leap of Faith 

Photograph 

Size 20 x 30 in

Price: £105

Bacon Hole at Sunset

Photograph

Size 20 x 30 in

Price: £125