WHO AM I
Travel consultant and wildlife photo journalist
Wildlife biologist, camera trap specialist, birder, wildlife photographer
My name is Malini Pittet and I had the privilege during my childhood to travel around the world and extensively within India. School holidays were spent in the Himalayas or other exotic places in Asia and Europe. Jim Corbett, Rudyard Kipling and regular trips to the jungle made me develop an interest in wildlife and it turned into a real passion. When I was 12, my parents took me to the Kabini River Lodge for my birthday and it was there that the magic began- I saw my first wild tiger. At first we could only see its ear, I'm still impressed by the naturalist who spotted it, and then this beautiful tigress got up and walked around the jeep and then went on her way.
I studied Biodiversity Conservation and Management at the University of Kent in the UK. After working for over a decade as a wildlife biologist in India, Peru, Yemen and Switzerland with short-term projects in other countries, I found that interpreting scientific results in a captivating way for the general public was what fascinated me most. In the last few years, I have been using wildlife photography and photojournalism as my main channel to inform people about conservation and endangered species, inspire them to get involved and activate them and their peers to support conservation efforts.
Portrait by Patrick Meier.
WHERE I'VE BEEN
Countries I've lived in are highlighted in green and countries I've visited are highlighted in yellow.
There are still scores of countries and protected areas that I haven't explored yet but will do so in the coming future.
Watch this space for travel stories!