Richard Steyn

Relief Monitor: Mkhuze & Leopard Project

I was born in Durban and attended Northwood high school – matriculating in 2009. The bush was not far from where I lived and I spent many family holidays in Zululand and the Kruger National Park area.

My passion for the bush started from a young age and continues to grow. I find it extremely relaxing and peaceful out here. I also find myself in the perfect place to pursue my interest in wildlife photography – capturing unique sightings, such as predator action and an amazing variety of bird-life.

It was always my dream to work in the African bush, and after finishing my degree in 2015, I thought it was high-time to follow that dream. I had also been a Wildlife ACT fan for some time before finally starting my training with them in April 2015.

Working for Wildlife ACT has been a great privilege and a massive eye-opener for me. I am willing to do whatever it takes to help save our endangered and priority species from extinction.