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From an early age Pete's father taught him both patience and the art of wildlife watching, important qualities in his chosen career as a wildlife photographer. Though times were hard early on, his perseverance has paid off. Pete and his wife Reneé Bish now travel widely, spending time photographing their subjects in some of the most remote regions of the globe.

Pete has traveled on all continents with over 50 safaris to the Okavango Delta, fifteen visits to Antarctica and extended periods in Madagascar, India, and Australia. Recently his travels have concentrated in South America, a continent he has called home for more than 29 years. He currently resides in Ecuador.

Pete is driven by passion and enthusiasm for the natural world. Work as a wildlife photographer means dirty, tough, long hours and sometimes dangerous situations, but it is always rewarding for Pete. His only conflict is that while he hopes his images help preserve animals and their environments by bringing them to public attention, too much attention can sometimes have a negative effect.

His training includes a degree in zoology and a lifetime of observing nature. He uses these skills to understand his subjects, to predict their behavior, and to make the least disturbing approach when photographing them.

His images have been published widely. Magazine credits include National Geographic, Smithsonian, International Wildlife, The Times, Nature, BBC Wildlife, Ranger Rick, Time, Terre Sauvage and Geo.
African Lion (Panthera leo) group killing Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) while fending off rest of herd, Africa  -  Pete Oxford
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00217941 African Lion (Panthera leo) group killing Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) while fending off rest of herd, Africa© Pete Oxford
Demerara Falls Tree Frog (Hypsiboas cinerascens), Napo River, Yasuni National Park, Amazon, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00447877 Demerara Falls Tree Frog (Hypsiboas cinerascens), Napo River, Yasuni National Park, Amazon, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis) pair sitting on branch, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00210471 Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis) pair sitting on branch, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii), Choco Forest, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00210613 Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii), Choco Forest, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Galapagos Sulphur Butterfly (Phoebis sennae marcellina) feeding on cactus flower, Alcedo Volcano, Isabella Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00426908 Galapagos Sulphur Butterfly (Phoebis sennae marcellina) feeding on cactus flower, Alcedo Volcano, Isabella Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) trio, Pebble Island, Falkland Islands  -  Pete Oxford
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00429145 Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) trio, Pebble Island, Falkland Islands© Pete Oxford
Sustainable logging operation, Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve, Guyana  -  Pete Oxford
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00447497 Sustainable logging operation, Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve, Guyana© Pete Oxford
Chachi Tree Frog (Hypsiboas picturatus), northwest Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00450367 Chachi Tree Frog (Hypsiboas picturatus), northwest Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis) pod and diving Cape Gannets (Morus capensis) hunting Pacific Sardines (Sardinops sagax), Eastern Cape, South Africa  -  Pete Oxford
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00524760 Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis) pod and diving Cape Gannets (Morus capensis) hunting Pacific Sardines (Sardinops sagax), Eastern Cape, South Africa© Pete Oxford
African Lion (Panthera leo) male portrait, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana  -  Pete Oxford
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00475953 African Lion (Panthera leo) male portrait, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana© Pete Oxford
Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) swimming underwater, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00547044 Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) swimming underwater, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum) underside showing internal organs, native to South America
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00556016 Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum) underside showing internal organs, native to South America© Pete Oxford
Marsupial Frog (Gastrotheca orophylax), native to South America
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00556092 Marsupial Frog (Gastrotheca orophylax), native to South America© Pete Oxford
Osborne's Lancehead (Bothrops osbornei) juvenile showing differently colored tail tip used for caudal luring, native to South America
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00557687 Osborne's Lancehead (Bothrops osbornei) juvenile showing differently colored tail tip used for caudal luring, native to South America© Pete Oxford
River in rainforest, Kaieteur Falls, Potaro River, Kaieteur National Park, Guyana
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00560254 River in rainforest, Kaieteur Falls, Potaro River, Kaieteur National Park, Guyana© Pete Oxford
Pale-mandibled Aracari (Pteroglossus erythropygius), Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador
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00563857 Pale-mandibled Aracari (Pteroglossus erythropygius), Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) male, Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador
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00563865 Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) male, Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Long-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingi) male, western slope of Andes, Ecuador
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00563919 Long-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingi) male, western slope of Andes, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) on water, Urbina Bay, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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00569906 Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) on water, Urbina Bay, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) sunbathing surrounded by butterflies sipping salts from the turtle's tears, Yasuni National Park, Amazon, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00482345 Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) sunbathing surrounded by butterflies sipping salts from the turtle's tears, Yasuni National Park, Amazon, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari) group, Santa Fe Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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00569959 Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari) group, Santa Fe Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
San Rafael or Coca Falls on the Quijos River, Amazon, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00217042 San Rafael or Coca Falls on the Quijos River, Amazon, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Atlantic Sailfish (Istiophorus albicans) hunting Round Sardinella (Sardinella aurita), Isla Mujeres, Mexico  -  Pete Oxford
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00456261 Atlantic Sailfish (Istiophorus albicans) hunting Round Sardinella (Sardinella aurita), Isla Mujeres, Mexico© Pete Oxford
Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) sitting in vegetation eating bamboo, Wolong China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda within Wolong Reserve, Sichuan Province  -  Pete Oxford
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00210401 Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) sitting in vegetation eating bamboo, Wolong China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda within Wolong Reserve, Sichuan Province© Pete Oxford
Chachi Tree Frog (Hypsiboas picturatus), northwest Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00450366 Chachi Tree Frog (Hypsiboas picturatus), northwest Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Coral reef showing diversity of corals, Fiji  -  Pete Oxford
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00541067 Coral reef showing diversity of corals, Fiji© Pete Oxford
Red and Green Macaw (Ara chloroptera) flying, Cerrado habitat, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil  -  Pete Oxford
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00217511 Red and Green Macaw (Ara chloroptera) flying, Cerrado habitat, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil© Pete Oxford
Jaguar (Panthera onca) melanistic individual, also called a black panther, Yasuni National Park, Amazon, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00482352 Jaguar (Panthera onca) melanistic individual, also called a black panther, Yasuni National Park, Amazon, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Chachi Tree Frog (Hyla picturata), Cotacachi-Cayapas Reserve, northwest Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00216503 Chachi Tree Frog (Hyla picturata), Cotacachi-Cayapas Reserve, northwest Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Morpho Butterfly (Morpho achilles) butterfly, on a leaf in the rainforest, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00217101 Morpho Butterfly (Morpho achilles) butterfly, on a leaf in the rainforest, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus) showing thermoreceptors between the labial scales, Amazon, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00217182 Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus) showing thermoreceptors between the labial scales, Amazon, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) wild seven month old fledgling measured by Alexander Blanco and Ruth Muiz, Cuyabeno Reserve, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00217332 Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) wild seven month old fledgling measured by Alexander Blanco and Ruth Muiz, Cuyabeno Reserve, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Blue and Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) portrait, native to Amazon rainforest, South America  -  Pete Oxford
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00217587 Blue and Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) portrait, native to Amazon rainforest, South America© Pete Oxford
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00210702 Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) portrait on rocks in the Andringitra Mountains, vulnerable, south central Madagascar  -  Pete Oxford
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00217727 Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) portrait on rocks in the Andringitra Mountains, vulnerable, south central Madagascar© Pete Oxford
Blue Sea Star (Linckia laevigata), Fiji  -  Pete Oxford
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00541949 Blue Sea Star (Linckia laevigata), Fiji© Pete Oxford
Golden-crowned Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) peeking around tree trunk, critically endangered, Daraina, northeast Madagascar  -  Pete Oxford
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00217767 Golden-crowned Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) peeking around tree trunk, critically endangered, Daraina, northeast Madagascar© Pete Oxford
African Lion (Panthera leo) fending off Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Africa  -  Pete Oxford
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00217942 African Lion (Panthera leo) fending off Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Africa© Pete Oxford
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) standing on buttress root on the forest floor in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00216951 Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) standing on buttress root on the forest floor in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Burchell's Zebra (Equus burchellii) foal nuzzles mother in waterhole, Africa  -  Pete Oxford
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00217961 Burchell's Zebra (Equus burchellii) foal nuzzles mother in waterhole, Africa© Pete Oxford
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) swimming with other tropical fish, note satellite tag to right of dorsal fin, Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00427448 Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) swimming with other tropical fish, note satellite tag to right of dorsal fin, Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Common Tree Boa (Corallus hortulanus) coiled around branch, Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve, Guyana, manipulated image  -  Pete Oxford
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00447345 Common Tree Boa (Corallus hortulanus) coiled around branch, Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve, Guyana, manipulated image© Pete Oxford
Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Wolong Valley, China  -  Pete Oxford
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00216392 Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Wolong Valley, China© Pete Oxford
Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) caught by fisherman, Rupununi, Guyana  -  Pete Oxford
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00447442 Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) caught by fisherman, Rupununi, Guyana© Pete Oxford
Bromeliad (Bromeliaceae) in flooded igapo forest, Cocaya River, eastern Amazon, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00447664 Bromeliad (Bromeliaceae) in flooded igapo forest, Cocaya River, eastern Amazon, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor), Belize Zoo, Belize  -  Pete Oxford
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00452026 Mountain Lion (Puma concolor), Belize Zoo, Belize© Pete Oxford
Upside-down Jellyfish (Cassiopea sp), Jardines de la Reina National Park, Cuba  -  Pete Oxford
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00456176 Upside-down Jellyfish (Cassiopea sp), Jardines de la Reina National Park, Cuba© Pete Oxford
Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) flicking tongue, native to North America  -  Pete Oxford
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00540899 Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) flicking tongue, native to North America© Pete Oxford
Nymphalid Butterfly (Methona grandior) pair mating, Mindo Cloud Forest, Andes, Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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00541049 Nymphalid Butterfly (Methona grandior) pair mating, Mindo Cloud Forest, Andes, Ecuador© Pete Oxford
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) tranquilized and being moved by capture team using a crane, Zimbabwe  -  Pete Oxford
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00542013 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) tranquilized and being moved by capture team using a crane, Zimbabwe© Pete Oxford
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