Jaco Marx keeps it simple when explaining about his journey as a wildlife photographer but somehow his pictures boasts for themselves. Jaco has his vision totally inclined to the likes of nature and wildlife photography, he casually says what a cloud ball makes him feel like. His pictures are mostly intimate and takes us one step further to the jungle territory to appreciate the rich fauna life. Lets get to listen more from the photographer himself..
Few words about you?
My name is Jaco Marx. I am a dentist practicing in central South Africa. I have always been a keen conservationist and this inspired me to photograph the wonders of nature – wildlife of the African continent to be more exact.
How did photography happen to you?
I bought my first DSLR in 2001: Canon EOS 350 D with a 300mm Sigma lens. It was a learning curve and training grounds for future photography. Today I shoot with Canon EOS 1Dx and Canon 5D Mark III. I use a Canon 500mm fixed lens and a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens most of the time. These instruments taught me to appreciate nature on a different level. When I look at the sky, I don’t see clouds, but I see moisture formations in a ambient blue sky with shadows and edges perfect for a backdrop or landscape picture.
To what extent do you think photography has its say in conserving wildlife?
I firmly believe photography is a powerful tool for conservation and I want to use it as effective as possible, even more in the times we live. Rhino’s are slaughtered for their horns, elephant killed for ivory, lions are canned hunted and poaching has gone crazy around the globe. We live in a time where we need to hold hands to create a safe refuge for helpless creatures and protect their habitat.
Any final thoughts for our readers and aspirants in this field?
This is my message: to show the beauty of nature. To show what we will lose if we don’t control the above mentioned facts. We need to protect this planet for future generations.
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