Irene Isaacson Photography (ex-iFotoTravel)
Was created to share fun, exciting travel, and wildlife experiences through photos, videos, and blogs. After all, we only conserve what we see, feel, love, and value.
And increasing global awareness of the plight of our natural world from human activity can only benefit all of us in the future.
So WHO is Irene Isaacson?
Irene and Tony Isaacson – The Early Days
UK born but migrating to Australia’s shores in 1982, Irene Isaacson has been a practicing Medical Doctor, Specialist Pathologist for over 40 years.
Tony had a lifelong career as a teacher in South Australia and a scuba diver of 40yrs+. After meeting Irene, they married in 1998 and moved to SE Queensland in 2003.
Since retiring in 2008, Tony has become a PADI Dive Master & Instructor, Specialist Shark, and Rescue Diver, expanding his underwater videography skills exponentially.
Embracing the advent of digitization of media in the early 2000’s, travel/wildlife photography and videography have become their passion during their travels.
Traveling The World
Their joint love for travel has spanned Antarctica, Alaska, Canada, North and South America, Galapagos Islands, Caribbean Islands, Africa (incl. Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa), Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Indonesia, PNG, Vanuatu, Japan, China, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti, Falkland and Easter Islands. To name but a few!
iFotoTravel Is Born
Their trips have spanned over a million miles, more than 32% of the world’s surface. And so iFotoTravel was ‘born’ in 2014 to share these amazing experiences through photos, video, digital photojournalism, and social media.
iFotoTravel has become a Top Photographer & Contributor (Level 6) with a Passport of nearly 300 cities and a current readership of 175,000 from more than 2100 published reviews.
Over 70 articles have been illustrated by their personal photography and published on internet travel sites such as Travel2Next.com and Wildlife Tourism Australia.
Evolution to Irene Isaacson Photography
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2019 resulted in international travel restrictions from Australia. Irene and Tony’s travel focussed within Queensland Australia due to ensuing national border restrictions.
It was time for Irene to hone her photography skills and move forward from iFotoTravel to create Irene Isaacson Photography.
Wildlife Adventures And Voluntourism
Irene and Tony’s travel and experiences of the natural wonders of the world have always focussed on wildlife adventures. Highlighting a need for wildlife conservation combines well with our long-time passions for wildlife and nature photography. They hope to advance a shared awareness for the preservation of the world.
Particularly enjoying being volunteers at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, they have worked with all manner of African wildlife. They also spent time at Kevin Richardson’s Wildlife Lion Sanctuary in South Africa, working with Kevin’s lions, hyenas, and black leopards.
Spurred on by those awesome experiences, they later volunteered with rescued orangutans and sun bears in Indonesian Borneo, at Samboja Lestari in East Kalimantan.
A Little About DiveCareDare
Sharing a lifelong passion for conservation through his social media platform DiveCareDare, Tony is an Award-winning land and ocean conservationist. His focus is on global shark preservation, working with local and Federal Australian Government bodies and conservation organizations.
Their combined ‘surface interval’ and diving adventures can be seen through photography and videography on both Irene Isaacson Photography and DiveCareDare social media sites.
Please enjoy and share their experiences.
And don’t forget…