Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Cole Stirling’s passion for wildlife started at an early age. His earliest memories include early morning drives in Hwange National Park and watching wildlife at waterholes. Art came as a by-product of these experiences and a way to express his passion. Stirling completed field and trails guide qualifications. These gave him an even greater appreciation for the natural world and a desire to conserve it through his work. He has a Fine Arts degree in photography and has always been drawn to monochrome imagery, especially the simplicity of focus on tone and form. This is a feature he strives for in his artwork. It is also quite handy because he is color-blind!