Mark A Fernley

Wildlife Photographer


Workshops, Tours & Internships

Nature and Wildlife Photographic Internships

Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Mark Fernley currently runs photographic internships in the lowland Peruvian Amazon, one of the most bio-diverse locations on planet Earth.  Wildlife photography in the Amazon is much more than just finding an animal and taking a photo. Fernley works with conservation specialists from all over the world that have come to the Peruvian Amazon to help protect the species in the area and by doing this, interns will not only learn professional photographic techniques, but they will leave with a completely new understanding of how important the Rainforest is for the future of our planet!

If you are in search of a way to become a wildlife photographer, a nature enthusiast,  or want to help promote wildlife conservation in the Amazon Rainforest, this internship is the place to start! 

Already an established photographer? You are still welcome! Contact Mark Fernley at to collaborate in the Amazon Rainforest. Build a portfolio for your photographic or videography career.  Mark is here to help in every way on your journey to becoming a professional wildlife photographer!

Nature/Wildlife Photographic Internships

Peruvian Amazon Rainforest


Opportunity is available for aspiring photographers/videographers to intern with Mark Fernley here in some of the most remote, and largely unspoiled parts of the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to join the team; the only requirement is that you are eager to learn. We are particularly interested in those people who want to use their photography skills to contribute to our understanding of the natural world and to help spread the nature/wildlife conservation message far and wide with imagery and video coupled to information of an educational nature.

Interns and volunteers will have the opportunity to build a brilliant portfolio with the abundance of species here in the Amazon Rainforest. While our programs are focused on the promotion of conservation and rehabilitation of the Amazon, interns will leave with their very own portfolios that showcase what interests them most on a personal level. Along with building an amazing portfolio,  interns will have the opportunity to produce educational videos, work alongside researchers from around the world, become part of the Mirror Image Stimulation Study by Mark Fernley, and study the art of Macro Photography. 

View all projects below.

Photographic Projects

Informational Environmental Video Production


The informational environmental video production project is a new and exciting addition to our internships/volunteer programs. The videos we create are combined to be published on an​ environmental TV channel featured on Apple Play, Roku TV and Amazon Fire. Our short videos are designed to raise awareness to people around the globe in order to protect the vast Rainforest that supports our planet. Here Mark will take you along with other photographers deep into the Rainforest to create wildlife educational and environmental videos. Interns/volunteers will participate in script writing, recording, editing editing and much more. Learn the skills of videography, while teaching the world about the Rainforest and the environmental issues that people are blind to. Get creative and entice others to take interest in the natural world to help protect our planet. Individuals are required to write a short, detailed blog discussing what they have learned through working on this project.

Documenting Biological Research and Conservation Projects


Our photography programs are based at a biological research station located in the Peruvian Amazon. Here, research and conservation efforts are happening daily and our job as photographers is to help these biologists document their research by taking photographs and videos of them in action. Our goal here is to promote wildlife conservation of the Amazon Rainforest through photography. The biologists here are working hard and we want the world to see their progress to promote conservation. Some days, we will join researchers on their treks and document what/how they are studying. Formal interviews are necessary for viewers to receive full understanding of what the biologists and researchers are discovering. Individuals are required to write a short, detailed blog discussing what they have learned through working on this project.


Mirror Image Stimulation Study


Mark Fernley’s Mirror Image Stimulation Study (M.I.S.S.) focuses on the competitive recognition of Neotropical Big Cats in the lowland Peruvian Amazon and volunteers/interns of Untamed Photography will have the opportunity to work with Mark on this project. Since 2017, M.I.S.S. has been featured in National Geographic, The BBC, The Daily Mail, and has gone viral online around the world. This competitive recognition study looks at the behavior of Neotropical Big Cats as they encounter the mirrors placed throughout the forest. Gender, size, body language, vocalizations, and many more aspects are studied after collecting the video footage. Each mirror is constructed and placed in a specific position for approximately two to three months at a time, where interns return to the mirrors every few weeks to retrieved footage to review and compare previous data to new data.

This project requires interns and volunteers to have high interest in big cats of the Amazon, the desire to learn about how big cats interact when they encounter what could be a competitor, and basic Microsoft Excel skills. Individuals are required to write a short, detailed blog discussing what they have learned through working on this project.


Macro Photography of the Amazon


Learn the techniques of extreme macro wildlife photography here in the lush Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Here wildlife photographer Mark Fernley will take interns/volunteers on a journey of capturing images of insects and transforming their ordinary status of a pest into a unique subject of interest. By using the Canon MP-E 65mm f2.8 1-5x Macro lens provided by Mark, interns will gain the skills to get as close to a subject as possible. During your time in the Rainforest, you will capture stunning images to catalog and study the fine details of these little beasts that rule the Amazon Rainforest. Interns will learn the skills of capturing great imagery and understanding the dilemma of depth of field with all extreme macro photography. Mark will teach you the art of “Focus Stacking!” Here you will learn the techniques of stacking multiple images of the same subject together to gain beautiful and very impressive fully focused museum quality images. This is a very tedious project that requires extreme patience and concentration, but at the end of the day, you are rewarded with amazing photos that will leave you craving to do more Macro Photography! Individuals are required to write a short, detailed blog discussing what they have learned through working on this project.

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Mark A Fernley

British Wildlife Photographer

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