Ros Peric is an Environmental Science student with a passion for wildlife, conservation, education and photography.
After growing up throughout Australia and the South Pacific, she settled in Cairns 6 years ago, rekindling her love for the reef while working as a guide on a dive boat before returning to university, initially to study Marine Biology.
Photography has played a large part in Ros’s life from a young age, particularly 35mm film. Her favourite camera is a 1984 Nikonos V which combines her love for analogue with underwater photography and scuba diving.
Through practicing photography she became particularly enamoured with insects and regularly attends university group spotlighting and bug hunting nights throughout the Cairns region.
When not working or studying, Ros also rescues and rehabilitates native wildlife, specialising in bats and hopes to complete her undergraduate studies before moving into an honours thesis on habitat selection of the endemic Spectacled Flying-fox, a highly endangered species found only in the Wet Tropics.
Check out Ros’s Instagram here.