Thanks to her very adventurous parents - photographic artist, birdwatcher, and environmentalist - Leila Jeffreys grew up surrounded by wildlife in Australia and overseas. They ignited a love of nature and a passion for conservation that have influenced her photographic work. After noticing how unengaged people seemed to be with birds, she began working on a series of portrait sessions, hoping to portray birds in a way that displayed their incredible beauty and diversity, and to inspire a deeper concern for their well-being. Her first solo exhibition focused on budgies, the ubiquitous family pet. Then, for her next series, she worked alongside wildlife carers to create a series of portraits of wild cockatoos. This was followed by 'Prey', which focused on Australia's hunting birds, and has since worked on numerous shows exhibited around the world.