Liron Gertsman is an 18 year old nature photographer based in British Columbia, Canada, where he is currently a student in the faculty of science at the University of British Columbia. The natural world around his home caught his eye when he was just a toddler, and by the age of 5 or 6 Liron had a keen interest in wildlife, particularly birds. Right from the start he would take a point and shoot camera out with him on daily adventures. Liron became more and more fascinated with birds and the natural world, and in 2012 he bought his first DSLR photography equipment. Since then he has encountered a multitude of wildlife, seen over 1300 species of birds, and amassed a body of photographic work that is a testament to his talents and passion. He loves the outdoors more than anything in life and is resolutely determined to protect our precious environment. By photographing the natural world, Liron hopes to spread awareness and educate the public on the need for conservation. Liron’s work has been widely recognized and awarded, claiming the youth category of the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards and a highly commended designation in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 competition.