Brandon Sideleau is a 33 year old California native (born and raised in Ventura County) who attended Westlake High School and studied biology at Cal State Channel Islands. Brandon got his start as a professional photographer in 2006, when he first visited the Northern Territory of Australia and was so inspired by its rugged beauty that he decided he wanted to spend his life capturing amazing moments through the medium of photography.
He was initially interested in photographing wildlife, as he was stunned by the giant, dinosaur-like saltwater crocodiles he encountered in the territory. Since that time, he has photographed wildlife all over the world, from jaguars in the Pantanal region of Brazil to Komodo dragons in Indonesia. He has also done photographic work in Australia, Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Sri Lanka. His photographs have been featured in many publications, including in National Geographic’s Daily Dozen in 2009.
In addition to the photographic endeavors, the awe those Australian crocodiles produced in Brandon did not go unnoticed. Since 2010 he has been working as a crocodile specialist and has been a member of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group since 2012. He has worked on human-crocodile conflict mitigation projects in Indonesia and is the co-creator of CrocBITE (the worldwide crocodilian attack database-
Brandon has extensive experience with all kinds of photography, and continues to develop his craft and his passion for capturing the memorable moments in life. He has since branched out into all forms of photography and is available for events, family portraits, engagements, weddings, pet portraits, and much more.