I am a wildlife biologist with a particular interest in the behavioural ecology of reptiles and amphibians. I strive to understand and protect the natural world and the best way to ensure long term protection is by connecting people with nature.


Taiapo is a conservation initiative I started to raise awareness and promote the protection of our natural world via photography. The name is a fusion of the Māori words “taiao” which means nature and “ipo” which translates to love.

With my photography I aim to show the beauty of nature while also raising awareness of conservation issues to motivate people to take action.


Finding the connection with nature is the most important step towards preserving it.

Connect with nature to protect nature.


Check out my website (sebastianhoefer.com) and find me on Instagram (@taiapo_), Facebook (taiapo) and Twitter(@taiapo_).

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