Doug Gimesy is a Conservation and Wildlife Photojournalist based in Australia and a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He initially trained as a zoologist and then completed a Masters in Environment and Masters in Bioethics. Together, these two qualifications shaped his thinking about the issues he should be focusing on and why.
Doug has documented many important conservation and environmental stories, working with researchers, conservation groups, animal rescuer and rehabilitation volunteers to bring key issues to the attention of the wider world. Many of these features can be found in the Stories section of the NPL galleries. His photography has a strong documentary focus and covers mainly stories closer to home in Australia, but also the sub-Antarctic and Antarctic region.
Doug has been successful in several international photo competitions and most recently in January 2022 was named by the National Wildlife Federation winner of the 2021 Ranger Rick Photographer of the Year Award.
His hope is that the images he takes, the stories he tells and the information he shares, will inspire people to stop, think, and treat the world a little more kindly.
Doug Gimesy / Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), released onto a log in Little Yarra River, Yarra junction, Victoria, Australia. Photographed under controlled conditions. April 2018.
Doug Gimesy / Winter evening fog rises above a slow moving section of the Mitta Mitta River - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) habitat - Dartmouth, Victoria, Australia, May 2018.
Doug Gimesy / Platypus researchers holding a Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and measuring bill length. It was captured as part of a Melbourne Water study to monitor the local population. Chum Creek, Healsville...
Doug Gimesy / Platypus ecologist returning a male platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) to a creek where it had been captured just 30 minutes earlier. Chum Creek, Healsville, Victoria, Australia. May 2017.Model rele...
Doug Gimesy / Platypus researcher retrieving a platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) from a net that was set up just 1 hour earlier to capture and help monitor the local population. Chum Creek, Healsville, Victoria,...
Doug Gimesy / Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) eggs being held in researchers hands at night. Snowy River, Dalgety, NSW, Australia. September 2018.
Doug Gimesy / Researcher holding Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) in field, collecting data for ongoing research, McMahons Creek, Warburton, Victoria, Australia. February 2021.
Doug Gimesy / Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) in early morning light on Lake Elizabeth, Great Otway National Park, near Forrest, Victoria, Australia, July 2017.
Doug Gimesy / Two researchers rowing into the middle of the Snowy River to collect a platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) from the gill net they had set hours before. Snowy River, Dalgety, NSW, Australia. September...
Doug Gimesy / Researcher holding a Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) which is recovering from an in-field anesthetic. It was anaesthetised to allow a radio transponder to be glued to its tail - allowing researche...
Doug Gimesy / The high flow water release event from Jindabyne dam. Jindabyne, NSW, Australia. October, 2017.
Doug Gimesy / Portrait of photographer Doug Gimesy