David Knowles was born in Brisbane Australia where he had
the opportunity to fossick around for insects and reptiles in
the lush rainforest gully behind his grandparent’s home in
Brisbane. From these early childhood experiences he
developed a passion for insects, insect-plant relationships,
scorpions and spiders, as well as for reptiles. He has travelled
widely throughout Australia and South-east Asia photographing
wildlife for his extensive photographic collection. David’s
photography and writing have been widely published.
David Knowles with a Boelen’s Python -
Dogobak, West Papua
David and party on location in Western
and his wife Fleur, both manage
Spineless Wonders on a daily basis. They live in Perth Western Australia.
to see a sequence of photos with David at work, setting traps
for the insect collections.