Dale Morris and his wife Sasha Gilmore are
native to Great Britain but have chosen to leave their
home in order to follow their passion for travel and
They currently reside in the Wilderness in South Africa with their son Sam and a few select house plants.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND WRITING.
Dale R Morris is a full time professional writer and photographer specializing in articles
about travel, adventure, conservation and wildlife.
As of this time, Dale contributes regularly to BBC Wildlife magazine, Africa Geographic, Men’s Health,
Asahi weekly, AA Traveler, Vacations and Travel, Getaway, and many others. As a freelance contributor
his work has been published, and continues to be published in a variety of magazines and newspapers
around the world.
Articles and photo essays cover a diverse range of topics from new world Army Ant behaviour, adventure
travel in the Andes, biological research in the tropics and bungee jumping in Costa Rica (to name but
Dale’s photographic work has appeared as stand alone fine art galleries in a number of high end publications
including Africa Geographic, Getaway and Practical Photography.
Dale Morris has assisted a variety of documentary film crews in Thailand, Nigeria, Tanzania,
Costa Rica and Greece and South Africa.
He has fulfilled a variety of roles such as: Location scout, scientific researcher and fact
finder, advisor, fixer and logistics organizer.
He has also conducted on screen interviews as well as camera work, consultation, field assistant
work and animal handler.
Dale can be hired to obtain specific footage relevant to his location using any variety of DV
cameras. Scenes shot by Dale have appeared in several documentaries. His most recent project involved
designing the story board and arranging the in field logistics for a BBC documentary about Tapirs
presented by Vic Reeves and filmed in Costa Rica.
Below is a list of television projects that Dale Morris has been contracted to.
"Amazing Animals" Darwin's quest. Costa Rica. TBS Japan
"In search of Killer ants" Costa Rica, and Tanzania. Discovery, National Geographic Channel and BBC. Ammonite
"Journey to the black lagoon". Costa Rica. BBC. Ammonite
"Don't go there" Costa Rica. BBC Discovery
"The Gibbons of Phuket" Phang Nga Thailand. CNN.
" The Jeff Corwin experience" Santa Rosa, Costa Rica. Animal Planet.
"Invasion den mar" Nancite beach, Costa Rica.
"Earth matters" Phang Nga Thailand. (While working on Gibbon project)
"Orphans in the fading forest" Nigeria. Animal planet
"Wild things" Nancite beach, Costa Rica.
"Osomba, the new King" Drill Ranch, Nigeria. Germany
"Explosive" Thailand. Germany
"World current" Seattle based news program.
"Final Chance To Save (With Vic Reeves)" Tiger Aspect, Costa Rica, National Geographic, BBC
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH FIELD POSITIONS.
Following is a description of all the field positions held for temporary conservation/scientific research projects.
BROWN CAPUCHIN POPULATION CENSUS AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT
National geographic- University of Tulane.
Team coordinator contracted to census primate populations in coastal regions of Ecuador.
Photo essays on species and habitat.
SEASONAL DYNAMICS OF TROPICAL DRY FOREST FOOD WEBS
Earth Watch Institute, Organization for Tropical Studies, Brandice University.
Santa Rosa Costa Rica.
Five seasonal contracts over six years.
Focus on entomology and ecology.
Scientific field assistant to Dr Eric Olson and Earth watch volunteer coordinator for
investigation project into food web interactions in a dry forest habitat. Job Involved
monitoring and coordinating field experiments on plant/herbivore/predator interactions
and dynamics; Training and coordinating volunteers in field techniques and Maintaining
field sites and camp.
WHITE FACED AND MANTLED HOWLER MONKEY PARK WIDE CENSUS
University of Calgary/Alberta Canada and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology USA.
Santa Rosa and Lomas Barbudal; Costa Rica
A total of Six week long projects to ascertain primate population growths in Santa Rosa National Park,
Costa Rica. Involved systematically transecting 10600 ha of Tropical dry forest habitat.
Eight week project with similar goals in Lomas Barbudal wildlife refuge and responsible for training
and coordinating a team of eight persons.
WHITE FACED CAPUCHIN MONKEY STUDY PROJECT
National Geographic/ University of Calgary
Santa Rosa. Costa Rica.
Field assistants to a Ph.D. project studying the male-to-male relationships in four wild groups of Cebus
capucinus, Behavioral data collection, editing, and Psion units. Census and bio sample collection etc.
Staff photographer for subsequent article published in Nat Geo magazine.
OLIVE RIDLEYS MARINE TURTLE MONITORING PROJECT
Texas AM and University of Heredia
Nancite Beach. Costa Rica.
Monitoring mass nesting aggregations and solitary nesting marine turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) for a
long-term population study. Predator monitoring and monthly report submissions. Tagging and education to
visiting groups of students.
LITTLE PENGUIN POPULATION STUDY
Taronga zoo research dep't.
Monitoring or remnant population of penguins on Remote Island off Sydney. Bio analysis of eggs, tagging,
tracking and population census.
PLATYPUS HABITAT REQUIREMENTS
Taronga zoo research department.
Monitoring of habitat parameters and statewide census of rarely studied monotreme. Also some behavioral studies were conducted.
MAMMAL MAPPING PROJECT
Taronga zoo research department.
Accompanied research teams on spotlighting trips
into national parks in order to update species.
CONSERVATION AND ANIMAL WELFARE PROJECTS.
Following is a list of all conservation projects
Dale has worked on and in what capacity.
PANDRILLUS. DRILL REHABILITATION AND BREEDING CENTER.
Cross River State. Nigeria.
Coordinator and technical advisor for a rehabilitation
and conservation project focusing on Drill monkeys
(Mandrillus leucophaeus). Responsible for the day-to-day
running of remote forest site holding over 70 drills
and ten chimpanzees in four multi hector electric fenced
Job included all animal health and surgical procedures,
site and equipment maintenance, training and coordination
of over 20 local staff. Community relations and projects
and just about anything else the challenging locality
and conditions threw at them.
MONKEY WORLD CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY
Eight weeks employed contract in preparation for work
at Pandrillus Nigeria.
GIBBON REHABILITATION PROJECT
Phuket and Phang Nga bay, Thailand
Island release site manager for ex captive gibbons (Hylobates lar).
Protocol advisor and volunteer coordinator for the Wild Animal
Rescue Society. Responsible for twenty animals, four volunteers,
two local staff and all project property including two boats.
and implemented rehabilitation protocols, veterinary
protocols, quarantine, hand rearing and much more.
Dale Morris has worked on numerous occasions
as a freelance wildlife guide and environmental educator
in his various roles as project leader, zoo keeper,
THE NIGHT TIME JUNGLE TOUR
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Self developed company focusing on forest based tourism
with an emphasis on night time forest ecology, and
IONIAN NATURAL HISTORY TOURS
Seasonal eco tour education guide for marine conservation
company with specific education on Loggerhead turtles
(Caretta caretta) and work with monitoring project.
Dale Morris has also worked in the following
zoological institutions, as a zookeeper, education
officer and contracted specialist.
SRAE KEOW ZOO Lopburri. Thailand
BLACKPOOL ZOO. England.
TARONGA ZOO Sydney. Australia
EDINBURGH ZOO Scotland
LONDON ZOO. England.
BANHAM ZOO England