In addition to All Things Wild, her guiding company, Kate owns her photography company and brand, Kate Ochsman Photography. Her photography has been published online and in print, and she donates her wildlife prints to raise money for Nonprofit organizations in her community and abroad.
Since 2017, Kate has guided groups and individuals in Yellowstone National Park, throughout South Africa, Namibia, Brazil, the San Juan Islands and Alaska. She has been a contributing photographer for Prints for Wildlife in 2021 and 2022, with her donated images, alongside those of the best wildlife photographers in the world, helped to raise $2.2 million for African Parks Network. In the summer of 2022, she worked as a conservation photographer for the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative in Jackson, Wyoming. She creates and hosts her own multi-day photography workshops for Yellowstone Forever, the official NonProfit Partner of Yellowstone National Park.
Kate has worked and guided locally and abroad with various high-end Tour Companies. Since 2018, Kate has served as the Project Leader for Youth 4 African Wildlife NPC, a South African based conservation internship that brings worldwide, college-aged interns into the African bush and teaches them current conservation issues, photography, storytelling, leadership skills and how to actually make a difference. In addition to her guiding, Kate travels the world privately for her own photography and art.
Kate brings a passionate level of photographic and post-processing expertise, knowledge of fine art wildlife photography, conservation insight, global experience, photo contest perspective, luxury, fun, wonder and heart to all of her tours. All Things Wild combines Old World elegance with the raw, newness of the mountainous New World.
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Prior to her life and work in Yellowstone, Kate lived in the South African bush for 2 years and is a certified South African FGASA Safari Guide and a Back Up Trails Guide. She also worked in the field for human-elephant conservation in Namibia with EHRA (Elephant Human Relations Aid). Kate did social media and storytelling marketing for EcoTraining, a Nature training school in South Africa. Since 2018, Kate has been the Project Leader, Coordinator, Marketer and Guide/Instructor for Youth 4 African Wildlife NPC. Y4AW hosts college-aged global interns in the South African bush and teaches them photography, about wildlife issues, and how to help local communities. Kate was a Y4AW Intern in 2014, when she first went to South Africa. After graduating Southern Methodist University early, Kate moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and began a career in film and storytelling. She bought her first DSLR camera in 2013, and began a side career in portrait and marketing photography for musicians, start ups and actor headshots. For 6 years, she volunteered every week at an exotic and wild animal sanctuary outside of LA. She primarily worked with big cats, and that's what began her deep love for African lions. She also worked at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as the Endangered Species Specialist in 2017-2018 for Global Inheritance, Coachella's official Nonprofit environmental partner.
Live Talk with Prints for Wildlife about Africa & Yellowstone
Wolf Connection Podcast featuring Kate on Ethical Wolf Photography