Jean Tresfon is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer specialising in underwater and aerial images. He lives in Cape Town and his passion lies in showcasing both his city and his country as a superb photographic destination for capturing alluring and unusual wildlife images.
His skill behind the lens has seen him interact and work with marine specialists across the country. Trefson’s dedication to the conservation of wildlife has contributed significantly in spreading awareness, educating and assisting in research projects.
Following several requests from researchers, he surveyed the shoreline for dead Cape fur seals in certain areas after masses of seal bodies began washing up on beaches. He was joined by marine mammal scientist Dr. Simon Elwen from Sea Search. The issue is still ongoing.
Now, Tresfon is weighing in on Shell and CGG’s seismic surveys which are set to begin in December — an oil and gas exploration that has many South Africans up in arms.