I've been a pro since 1992, but I got into wildlife photography when I was a teenager in the late seventies. When I left school, I knew I wanted to be a professional wildlife photographer, but I couldn't see a way to make it happen, so I got a proper job. I worked for a few years and managed to get a voluntary redundancy from my job, which let me leave with a little bit of money, so I took a chance. When I started up, I was finding it pretty tough to make ends meet. I started a picture agency and marketed other photographers' work. I was marketing the work of 40 or 50 other photographers.