Faunographic is dedicated to people who love animals and travel to see them. The site was founded by Rachelle Mackintosh, a Sydney-based editor, journalist and photographer who fancies herself as some kind of Davina Attenborough/Bev Grylls hybrid (but in reality is just a shameless nature perve).
Mackintosh has held several positions since joining the Australian publishing scene in 1998, most recently as Acting Editor and Associate Editor of Women’s Health, where she oversees the travel section. Other highlights include being the Travel Editor of New Idea and Aussie POST, Features Editor at Travel Week, and Chief Subeditor at Girlfriend and Cosmopolitan magazines. Her photos have appeared in all of those publications, as well as Tourism Australia, The Huffington Post, Harper’s Bazaar and Bride To Be. And her recent appearance on TV’s The Daily Edition, where she was invited to talk about her wildlife photography, was a nerve-wracking highlight:
Throughout her career Mackintosh has travelled extensively to see wild animals in their natural environment. Life highlights include tracking gorillas in Rwanda, chimpanzees in Uganda, cheetahs in Namibia, tigers in India and Russia, and polar bears in subarctic Canada, along with numerous hiking trips across outback Australia, Iceland, the US, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Japan and Finland. Her special skills include wearing pyjamas, eating vego pizza, and stalking anything with fur, feathers or fins.