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Meet The Team

Ann Brooks

Ann Brooks (founder and trip leader): From a young age Ann has been passionate about wildlife and nature and a desire to travel and explore the world’s wild places. Having completed a Zoology degree Ann travelled for an extended period to India in 1983 and Nepal in 1985 and she has not stopped travelling, always with a camera in hand. Nepal, India and the countries of the Indian sub-continent are Ann's favourite destinations. Ann has a great enthusiasm for travel and photography and enjoys sharing theses amazing destinations on tours. When not travelling Ann will be pursuing her photography projects and planning the next great travel adventure.

Simon Watkinson


Simon Watkinson (professional photographer and trip leader): Professional photographer Simon Watkinson ABIPP is an award winning photographer with over 25 years of experience in professional photography. Simon and his partner Tammy run World in Focus, an award winning photography company based in the Peak District National Park (UK). Simon has also completed two worldwide tours. Simon now specialises in travel and landscape photography and attracts clients internationally both to his courses at home in the Peak District (UK) and around the World. Simon is widely recognised as a photographer and also for his Digital Imaging expertise. He is an experienced tutor with a unique and entertaining style and has the ability to produce a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 


Phillipa Wilson


Phillipa Wilson (yoga teacher and trip leader): Phillipa went to her first yoga class whilst on holiday, ten years ago, and has never looked back!  Phillipa trained with the British Wheel of Yoga and is also a Satyananda Yoga Teacher.  She is passionate about how much yoga can benefit each of us no matter what our ability. Phillipa runs chair yoga classes, yoga for those living with cancer and teaches in the local women’s centre. Along with her regular weekly classes, Phillipa also runs yoga trips to Nepal, France and weekends in the UK. Phillipa is based near Derby in the UK and runs Oakwood Yoga.