Alex Cearns


Photographing Wildlife is Alex’s passion! Having huge success in book sales of her photographs of all wildlife, Alex’s latest book on Quokkas was a huge sell out! One of the greatest places in the world right on our Perth doorstep and filled with the happiest creatures on earth is Rottnest! Join wildlife queen, Alex Cearns OAM for an insight into photographing quokkas and how to get the most out of your next visit to this incredible island paradise. These insights can be applied to all wildlife photography.


Dogs Today Magazine UK called Alex Cearns “One of our greatest dog photographers in the world”.

Australian photographer Alex Cearns OAM crafts exquisite animal portraits that convey the intrinsic joy people find in animals. As Creative Director of Perth based Houndstooth Studio, she photographs around 1300 animals per year. Her clients include engaged pet lovers, leading corporate brands and around 40 Australian and international animal charities and conservation organisations. Her images have been published extensively in worldwide media, books, magazines and ad campaigns.

An undisputed leader in her niche, Alex is the recipient of more than 350 awards for her photography, business and philanthropy. She is a Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and an Ambassador for Tamron, Profoto, BenQ, Studio Ninja, Ilford Imaging, SanDisk Professional, and Spider Camera Holster.
Deeply committed to the wellbeing of all creatures great and small, Alex is considered one of Australia’s most passionate champions and voices for animal rescue and wildlife conservation. Her advocacy and philanthropy were distinguished with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) from the Council for the Order of Australia for her photography services to animal charity organisations.

Alex is the published author of seven books with her latest book ‘The Quokka’s Guide to Happiness’ released in December 2020 with Harper Collins Australia.

Her influence among animal lovers, photographers and the pet industry includes a strong following on social media. She contributes regularly to magazines, blogs and podcasts and appears on radio and television.

An accomplished public speaker, Alex’s warmth, humour and uplifting visual storytelling engages her audience in her passions for business, photography and animals. After almost a decade mentoring and coaching fellow photographers on how to achieve their business goals, Alex launched Black Cat Consulting and released her now sought after ‘Business Acceleration Program for Pet Photographers’ to clients all over the world.

Alex is World Expedition’s first female wildlife photography tour leader, taking likeminded animal lovers to some of the world’s most exciting, ‘off the beaten track’ animal destinations. She has travelled to all seven continents.

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