Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan has been speaking professionally for over 20 years and in over 10 countries. Southern Africa’s authority on southern African Spiders and Scorpions, natural history author and conservationist. Jonathan offers unique insight into an unforgiving world that others fear, taking lessons from nature and applying them to motivate and inspire.


Well known for his unique style, enthusiasm and energetic personality. Jonathan’s presentations and lectures have been described by many as insightful, passionate and inspirational.


Jonathan’s highly acclaimed books, Scorpions of Southern Africa, and a First Aid Guide to Spider Bites and Scorpion Stings, have been described as milestones in venomous animal conservation.


Jonathan’s mission in life is to work towards a better understanding and tolerance of these misunderstood creatures through surveys, conservation projects and environmental education.