Chantelle Melzer is a photographic artist who specialises in emotive images of the natural world. Her work covers a broad spectrum as she combines her background as an art enthusiast and her degree in Natural Sciences with her passion for photography, creating vivid images full of life and colour, as well as monochromatic fine-art portraits of wildlife.
Born and raised in the heart of Zululand, Chantelle has demonstrated a life-long passion for the wilderness. It is this passion that constantly drives her to seek out ways to contribute towards the preservation of wildlife and their natural habitats.
Chantelle hopes that the stories shared through her images will capture the hearts and minds of people all over the world, to create awareness and to inspire them to contribute towards those organizations that are genuinely fighting hard to protect rhinos, as well as many other species who call the wilderness their home.
“There is something incredibly special about African wildlife, especially elephants – they give us a greater sense of being, silent voices that touch our souls and speak into our hearts! I cannot imagine a world without them! I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT THEM!” – Chantelle Melzer