Kathie’s photographic foundations were laid during her apprenticeship with the Australian Broadcasting Commission.

 

That 20 year period included a lengthy stint under the tutelage of the naturalist Harry Butler, while she was stills photographer for the ground-breaking series “In the Wild.”

 

This not only fanned her lifelong passion for the natural world, but greatly increased her knowledge and understanding of that world and the ways of its creatures.

 

A passion for SCUBA diving and photographing marine creatures became an obsession and in 1982 she left the ABC for a new career as a freelance wildlife photographer.

 

Her work has been published worldwide and she is the author of award winning children’s books.

 

Kathie is now exploring printmaking and finding new ways to indulge her passions and her creativity.

 

 

KATHIE ATKINSON

PHOTOGRAPHER / PRINTMAKER