Fi Rust was born and raised in Kent, England, where she first acquired a great love of nature. She moved to Southern California in 1979 and worked as an art director, graphic designer, and 3-D animation artist throughout the '80s. In early 1990, she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she began her career as a wildlife photographer. After a birthday trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1994, she moved to Boulder the following year.
Her wildlife and nature images have been published in numerous nature magazines, including Audubon Magazine, Birder's World, National Wildlife, Nature Photographer, Nature's Best and WildBird. Her images have also been published in books and calendars and have been exhibited many times at The Wildlife Experience in Parker, and also at the Smithsonian. In 2012, she won the Professional Prize in the Audubon Magazine Photo Awards - a trip to a wonderful eco-lodge in Honduras where she led a photo workshop the following year. Fi leads individual and group workshops both in the US and internationally.
Fi has traveled throughout the United States since 1990, capturing special moments in nature for herself and to share with others, but her true photographic passion is for the wildlife of the Rocky Mountain region. Very often, our glimpses of wildlife are so fleeting that only through photographic images are we truly able to appreciate the beauty that nature has to offer.