Since the age of twelve Rick has had an interest in polar exploration and in recent years he has made a number of journeys to Antarctica and the Arctic.
An enduring memory of his recent trip to Antarctica is of moments spent in silent contemplation of place. These polar journeys excited a yearning to see more of the world at large, places that are remote, seldom seen, special. Journeys that were at first to the extremities of north and south and now to Africa, the Amazon, Asia and more. Exploring the world and capturing such moments of reflection and observation and photographing the animals with whom we share these places has become a passion.