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Painted Wolf -Book & Foundation

A Wild Dog’s Life Become Part of the Pack. The Painted Wolf Foundation is launching the most comprehensive book on painted wolves ever produced. Written and produced by photographer Nicholas Dyer and conservationist Peter Blinston. whereby 100% of the profits will go towards their conservation.

A conversation with Nicholas Dyer on “Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life”, the new book he wrote about these highly endearing but endangered creatures. Dyer spent 6 years tracking and photographing several packs of painted wolves in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. He spoke to Georgie Lockwood of the Painted Wolf Foundation about this experience, the process of producing this incredible book and his love for the dogs.

He is the co-author of the highly acclaimed coffee table book, Painted Wolves: A Wild Dogs Life, which he wrote with Peter Blinston., providing a powerful insight into the lives of the painted wolves and what is being done to save them.

He is a founder and Chief Executive of the Painted Wolf Foundation which he started to help raise awareness of this highly endangered creature and support their conservationists in the field.

Nick Dyer is leading two sold-out trips with NWS in 2023. He will take the helm of another Zambia trip in September 2024. Contact Us to get more information on this exciting trip.

Nick Dyer


Nick is an award-winning wildlife photographer, author, photographic guide and conservationist.

Raised in Kenya, Nick spent much of his life working in the City of London as a fund manager before running his own investment marketing business.

Returning to Africa in 2012, he refocused his life on something more worthwhile and emotionally rewarding – photography and conservation.

Nick has an enormous passion for painted wolves spending seven years following three packs on foot in Mana Pools, studying, photographing and documenting their lives with deep intimacy.

Nick gives talks around the world on behalf of the painted wolves, appears on TV and radio and has articles and photographs published in myriad publications globally including National Geographic.

Nick was a finalist in the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition with his photograph Ahead of the Game. He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society in London and a member of The Explorers Club in New York.

Nick leads specialist safaris across Africa to see and photograph these incredible creatures, offering his guests a unique insight and experience, usually working with conservation organisations who benefit directly from his trips.