Podcast – Jonathan & Angie Scott

Well known for their photography and film making, Jonathan and Angie Scott have made Kenya’s Masai Mara their home and the focus of their creative efforts and conservation initiatives. Here they talk to Newton & Coe about their many projects and approaches to the natural world.

Jonathan and Angie Scott’s life is a love story with nature, conservation and photography. Based in Kenya, much of their work is focused around the Masai Mara, where they married in 1992, and over the years they have seen this great wilderness change with impacted of rising visitor numbers and the hunger to photograph it.

Jonathan and Angela are award-winning wildlife photographers and authors who have made their name documenting the lives of lions, leopards and cheetahs in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, recording every aspect of their existence in their drawings, photographs and wildlife television programs.

Both Jonathan and Angie have individually won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards (WPY) and their photography and film making is known worldwide.

Their TV series ‘Big Cat Diary’ documenting the life of the pride of marsh lions in the Mara aired in the BBC and gave a fascinating insight, both into wildlife in the Masai Mara but also into the lives and behaviours of this lion family.

Much of their time is spent on educating people about our planet and the conservation of its precious landscapes and wildlife. The Sacred Nature Initiative aims to remind people of the fragility of our planet and the importance of reconnecting to nature.

In this podcast they give a fascinating insight into their lives, their work and their creative passions, and also share their views on conservation, the need to protect our precious wildernesses, the impact which tourism is having on the Masai Mara and their work to protect and preserve it.

Jonathan & Angie Scott in conversation with Newton & Coe

Find out more about Jonathan and Angie on their website or follow her on Instagram

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All images © Jonathan & Angie Scott


By Chris Coe

Chris is a professional photographer, and the founder of Travel Photographer of the Year. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1992, shooting both editorial and advertising photography, and has published over 50 books. He lectures on and teaches photography, mentors and is a competition judge.