Hunter McCall, photographer at McCall Wildlife Photography


I’m a native Texan and an Australian resident. I discovered my passion for wildlife and photography through traveling, studying, and working around the world. My earliest inspirations came from traveling with my family, especially my Grandad, who always chose to take the long way around.


After completing a post-graduate degree in zoology in Australia, I settled into working as a wildlife biologist in Arizona. For over 5 years I worked as a herpetologist helping to recover threatened and endangered species in the Southwestern U.S. Since being back in Australia, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on projects involving endangered amphibians like Fleay’s Barred Frog (Mixophyes fleayi), Kroombit Tinker Frog (Taudactylus pleione), Mountain Frogs (Philoria kundagungan and the newly described P. knowelsi) and Spotted Tree Frog (Litoria spenceri), endangered birds like the Rufous scrub-bird (Atrichornis rufescens) and Eastern bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus), and endangered mammals like the Silver-headed Antechinus (Antechinus argentus), Black-tailed Antechinus (A. arktos), Hasting’s River mouse (Pseudomys oralis) and New Holland mouse (P. novaehollandiae). I also spent eight weeks in Honduras aiding a research and education project focusing on the endemic and endangered amphibians and reptiles of Cusuco National Park, in the cloud forest of the country’s northwest. My study and work have provided me the opportunity to interact with some incredible wildlife, and through my photography I hope to be able to share my experiences and perspectives. 
For more information about my professional experience, please see my LinkedIn profile.

Hunter McCall, photographer at McCall Wildlife Photography
Hunter McCall, photographer at McCall Wildlife Photography


I’m still learning this craft and working to establish my style. I love the whole process of photography, from seeking out the wildlife, to framing the shot, to processing the captured image. I strive to portray the species I encounter in the most authentic way possible, capturing the moment as I saw it. Even in my “artsy” images, the colours may be manipulated, but the animals are just as I found them. Animals are often difficult to find and I love the added challenge of capturing a decent photo. I hope you enjoy my photos and there will be many more where these came from.



Hossack, B.R., P.E. Howell, A.K. Owens, C. Cobos, C.S. Goldberg, D. Hall, S. Hedwall, S.K. MacVean, M. MacCaffery, A.H McCall, C.D. Mosley, E.B. Oja, J.C. Rorabaugh, B.H. Sigafus, and M.J. Sredl. (2022). Identifying factors linked with persistence of reintroduced populations: Lessons learned from 25 years of amphibian translocationsGlobal Ecology and Conservation, 35.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Interpretive Signage
D’Aguilar National Park (Maiala Section) — “A quiet place”
Subtropical Antechinus (Antechinus subtropicus)

BBC Wildlife Magazine
Photo of the Day — September 13
Bromeliad Tree Frog (Bromeliohyla bromeliacia), Cusuco National Park, Honduras

AmphibiaWeb — What’s New On
Featured Photo — Week of August 17
Exquisite Spike-thumb Frog (Plectrohyla exquisita), Cusuco National Park, Honduras

Queensland Conservation Council’s “Queensland’s Natural Wonders Photography Awards”
Runner-up — Native Plants and Wildlife
Emerald-spotted Tree Frog (Litoria peronii), Tamborine Mountain, QLD

Owens, A.K., M.J. Sredl, C.D. Mosley, M.J. Ryan, S.B. Riddle, J.P. Kraft, and A.H. McCall. (2019). Rana sphenocephala (Southern Leopard Frog). Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review, 50(2), 322-323.

AmphibiaWeb — What’s New On
Featured Photo — Week of October 13
Peron’s Tree Frog (Litoria peronii), Tamborine Mountain, QLD

All About Bats of Southern Queensland —
Bats of the Burnett Mary Poster
A Pocket Guide to the Bats of the Burnett Mary
Burnett Mary Micro-bat Education Kit
Troughton’s Sheathtail Bat (Taphozous troughtoni)


Nikon D7500 (2018-present)
Nikon D7000 (2013-2018)
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 100mm f/2.8 macro

Nikon SB-700 Speedlight
Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System (+1 SB-R200)
MagMod MagBeam flash extender
MagMod MagSphere flash diffuser
Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Softbox
Cygnustech v2 macro diffuser