Mondrook resident Bronwyn Ellis' wildlife photography earning accolades

The physical body of Mondrook resident Bronwyn Ellis houses a wild and artistic soul.

She belongs outdoors, and by day she has a job that seems designed for her – traipsing softly, albeit in work boots, in the forests of the Mid North Coast as an ecologist for the Forestry Corporation.

“I’ve always loved nature, and I was able to find a position that allowed me to be part of nature and to do surveys and enjoy a lot of species that others don’t get to see,” Bronwyn says.

The days she is not working, she’s travelling the far reaches of the globe in the quest for the perfect photograph of extreme cold climate animal inhabitants. And if she’s not travelling, she’s busy dreaming about her next adventure and making plans.

For three years running her photographs have placed in the top 10 in the Australian Photographer of the Year’s wildlife category, with the placings getting higher each time. Last year, she gained third place.

Read the full story and see more of her photos in the Mid North Coast Now magazine, free with your local paper on Wednesday, April 18.