Damon Ramsey is a bit of a species-ophile; his personal obsession in life is to experience as much nature and wildlife on our planet as he can. His professional aim is to interpret all this nature and wildlife through his books, articles, videos, lectures, website and guiding.
He completed his Biology degree very slowly at Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, and James Cook University at Townsville and Cairns, north Queensland. Previous to this he gained his qualifications in Outdoor, Adventure and Interpretative Guiding in the Blue Mountains, south-eastern Australia. These courses led to a range of research assistant experiences, including bandicoots, bats, butterflies, birds and blossoms.
The shekels he earns go back into various educational projects run through “Ecosystem Guides”. This includes publishing a series of ecosystem-based guide books. So far, he is the author and photographer of “Rainforest of tropical Australia”, “Ocean Surfaces”, and "Tropical Seashores". Once he weans himself off red wine, he will publish several more in the series. He also runs a free access website which shows people the best locations around the world to see nature and wildlife. He has also produced a series of videos exploring and bumbling his way through the "Tropical Rainforest".
Since 1998 Damon has worked as a guide and lecturer, including overnight jungle hikes, rock art tours, documentary film shoots, 4WD safaris, coral reef cruises, cycle tours, wildlife & bird-watching tours, and biology, ecotourism & other study programs. He was also one of the directors for ETA, an educational company in Australia. For the last decade most of his work has been as a guide and lecturer on a dozen different cruise and expedition ships around the world.
His work and travel has taken him to over 50 countries across all 7 continents, including southern Africa, U.K., North America, Central America, South America, India, South-east Asia, Melanesia, New Zealand, Polynesia, Antarctica and of course Australia.
These days he is based mainly in Thailand as he can't afford to live in Australia.
You can always check where I am and what I am doing on this page: future schedule of Damon Ramsey.