Devon Massyn

Mar 17, 2014
The Reptile Report
by Editor in Chief

The Reptile Report - Originally from South Africa, I am a natural history filmmaker, wildlife expert, TV host and television producer based in Los Angeles, California. I’ve spent my life working with wildlife of every kind and feel most at home around dangerous animals in some of the most remote locations around the globe. Whether I am catching Nile crocodiles in South Africa, being chased by Bedouins while looking for lizards on the border of Syria, extracting venom from snakes in Costa Rica, or diving with Tiger Sharks in the Bahamas… Those are the moments when I feel alive.

I have been featured on the Discovery Channel and Animals Planet as an ambassador for the natural world, not only with Reptiles but with Sharks and Mammals too. I have dedicated my life to professionally bring nature to the public through media and inspire the future generation. In addition to appearing and working on various film productions I am an avid writer and photographer, providing articles for various Reptile magazines around the Globe – Reptiles Magazine(USA), Scale and Tails (Australia), Ultimate Exotics (South Africa).

My passion is the natural world… From something as delicate as an orchid to a creature as intimidating as a Great White or Black Mamba, I respect and care about them all. My main background in the animal realm has been in the world of Herpetology, especially African reptiles. I have assisted with long term field studies, sample collection and conservation. I have also conducted venomous snake handling instruction to various institutes in Africa. I have also an avid herpetoculturist, having kept and bred various species and even curated at zoos. Before the world of television, I could be found all over the globe getting hands on with venomous snakes collecting DNA and venom samples for research. On the rare occasion that I have spare time, I still find myself driving to the middle of nowhere to find and learn about reptiles in the wild, helping researchers uncover the many mysteries left to discover.

I love taking people along for the ride and getting the chance to introduce them to a world of wonders they wouldn’t normally experience. The Natural World as we know it is not going to be here for long… If I can immortalize it on film and give people a glimpse of the beautiful things that exist beyond their own borders, changing their minds into conserving what’s left…I will die happy.

“Each one teach one”

I am available to contribute in these areas:

  • television/video- yes
  • radio- yes
  • photography- yes
  • video production- yes
  • consulting- yes
  • interviews- yes
  • referrals- yes
  • quotes- yes
  • writing- yes
  • hosting- yes
  • organization- yes
  • breeding/husbandry info- yes
  • natural habitat info- yes
  • research- yes

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