Gary N. Backhouse
Gary N. Backhouse worked in biodiversity conservation with the Victorian Government until his retirement in 2012. He has travelled to most of the major centers for orchid diversity around the world and has photographed over 5000 species of orchids in the wild. Gary is author or co-author of three books on native orchids of Victoria, a book on Caladenia orchids of Australia, and Guide to Native Orchids of NSW and ACT (CSIRO Publishing, 2022). He lives between his homes in East Gippsland and Melbourne.