Wildlife photographer found dead at base of one of WA's highest peaks

Photographer Matthew Dwyer. Courtesy of Facebook.
Photographer Matthew Dwyer.
Courtesy of Facebook.

The Australian photographic community is mourning the passing of wildlife and news photographer Matthew Dwyer. As reported by the ABC, the body of the Perth photographer was found at the base of one of Western Australia’s highest peaks (1,090m) in the Stirling Ranges National Park, 400 kilometres south-east of Perth. According to police, Mr Dwyer’s body was found at the base of a steep incline.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Mr Dwyer has been fondly remembered by former colleagues, including journalist David Bell from the Fremantle Herald. "Definitely a fantastic photographer of humans and animals, as good as he was with a camera he was even better with people," Bell said. "He'd come along to meetings where I'd interview people and he was there to take the photos but sometimes he'd come up with better questions than I would.”

© Matthew Dwyer
© Matthew Dwyer
Matthew Dwyer, Instagram (@matthew_dwyer_photography)
Matthew Dwyer, Instagram (@matthew_dwyer_photography)

It’s the second death at the park this year, after WA mother Lorjie Bautista, 38, was found dead on Bluff Knoll in May this year.

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