About: Creatures of the Night
Photo of Chris Coupland - Wildlife Photographer
By Harvey Ord
Chris Coupland B.S.c (Hon) is a professional zoologist born and educated in Tasmania. He is a passionate wildlife photographer and film maker based at Sheffield, near Cradle Mountain and other World Heritage Areas.
Chris through his photos and films strives for the conservation of all Tasmanian species through education and awareness.
Chris is particularly involved in the research and conservation of Tasmanian devils, currently affected by the debilitating Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), Chris has worked professionally with devils for the last 8 years.
Share and access Chris’ passion for Tasmanian Fauna through his photography, short films and websites which concentrate on the unique and amazing wildlife in Tasmania.
Chris Coupland has appeared in a number of popular Animal Planet Documentaries. Best known for his roles in NHNZ productions "SUPER SCAVENGERS", "Growing Up - Marsupial Moms" and The Paul Scott Films Production "Devil Diary". These productions hit the screens in the United States, Europe and Australia.
Chris has also been seen on Channel Sevens "Today Tonight", "Totally Wild", "Sunday Sunrise" and a score of other programs talking about his favourite subject Devils and Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD)
Chris Coupland is also an experienced animal wrangler and has handled animals for many projects, including;
Jeff Corwin Experience - USA
Getaway, 9 - AUS
Great Outdoors, 7 – AUS
Harry's Practice, 7 - AUS
Bare Foot Bushman, Lifestyle Chl - AUS
The Tasmanian Tiger Project – GER
Sunday Sunrise, 7 – AUS
Sunrise, 7 - AUS
A Current Affair, 9 - AUS
David Parer, ABC - Platypus - The strangest animal on the planet
David Parer, ABC - Terrors of Tasmania
Rod Morris, NHNZ - The case of the baby faced assassin.
The Totally Wild Show, BBC
Amazing Animals - Japan
Totally Wild, 10 - Australia