The Trophy Room: An Interview with Trai Anfield

Trai Anfield traded her life as a TV weather forecaster for a career as a natural history photographer, film maker and presenter. In her latest exhibition, The Trophy Room, she challenges trophy hunters to pick up a camera instead of a gun. We speak to Trai about this unusual showcase

You have quite an unconventional background when it comes to wildlife photography. How did you get into photography and why?
Wildlife photography feels like the culmination of all the stages of my career. I started out in hands-on wildlife conservation as a countryside ranger, and studied for a degree in Environmental Science, before joining the Met Offce to qualify further in meteorology
and climatology. Then came the move to broadcasting. Most people were only aware of my onscreen role as a weather forecaster, but I was also working with the Natural History Unit, firstly presenting and narrating on the Blue Planet Live tour – a huge honour to stand in for Sir David Attenborough - and eventually...

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