Hello!

I am a young, award-winning wildlife photographer, artist, writer, and filmmaker from North Yorkshire, with a degree in Biology from Oxford University, and currently studying for a Masters in Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE, Bristol.

Ever since I can remember I've loved exploring nature. My interest in wildlife photography started when I was 10 and discovered the macro setting on my camera, leading me to take the "Dancing Hoverfly" photograph, and I have been photographing wildlife ever since!

I particularly enjoy taking photos of birds and invertebrates - I love finding unusual angles and lighting. My photos are taken from around the UK, showing the huge diversity of British wildlife. 

I am a self-trained wildlife artist, and I enjoy experimenting with a variety of different media - from biro to coffee. I have created artwork, illustrations, and draw-alongs for the British Ecological Society (BES), The Mammal Society, Creature Conserve, Conservation Optimism, the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Suffolk Owl Sanctury, Bloom in Doom, Nature's Gold Magazine, Oxford University Climate Society, and other Oxford University societies and publications.

 

I enjoy creating wildlife artivism pieces; artwork which makes a statement about environmental issues affecting the natural world - and my piece "When the Whale Sang" won David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF)'s Wildlife Artist of the Year "Human Impact" category and inaugural Ingrid Beazley Award in 2021.

I have been writing stories and poems since I was young - one of my favourite poems is "Leopard", which I wrote when I was 11 about Amur Leopards. It is included in my debut illustrated wildlife poetry collection "Rain before Rainbows", which I self-published in 2020.

Working in the wildlife film industry has been an aspiration of mine since I was around 12, as I love the idea of combining my love of the arts with the sciences - and using my skills to tell stories about the natural world, and inspire people to protect it. My short film "Wood Mouse" was featured on Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin's Self Isolating Bird Club (SIBC) Episode 71 (2021) and was shortlisted in Bristol's Science Film Festival in the "Science Fact - Amateur" category 2021.

 

This website contains some of my favourite photos, illustrations, and poems from over the years, including some of my award-winning work. All photos, artwork, poems, and films are copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without my permission.

You can view my awards and exhibitions below, and some of my favourite pieces of photography, art, writing, and film in my portfolio. You can order my debut illustrated wildlife poetry book Rain before Rainbows, commission art pieces, or order art prints in my shop. If you are interested in ordering prints of my photography, or want to enquire about something else, please get in touch.

If you enjoy my work and are financially able to do so, please consider buying me a coffee (hot chocolate)! Feel free to subscribe to my newsletter for updates about projects I'm working on, previews of my work, and exclusive artwork and writing. 

Awards

2021

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Wildlife Artist of the Year - Winner (Human Impact category) & Winner of Ingrid Beazley Award

British Ecological Society (BES) Capturing Ecology 2021 Winner in “Up Close and Personal” category

British Ecological Society (BES) Capturing Ecology 2021 Winner in “The Art of Ecology” student category

Prickles & Paws Poetry Competition - Winner (Vulnerable to Extinction category)

UNESCO Creative Resilience - Art by Women in Science - Shortlisted

SHOAL The Lost Fishes Art Challenge Competition 2021 - Shortlisted (Fat Catfish)

SHOAL The Lost Fishes Art Challenge Competition 2021 - Shortlisted (Duck-Billed Buntingi)

Bristol Science Film Festival - Shortlisted (Science Fact Amateur category)

Adventure Uncovered Film Festival - Honourable Mention (Super Short category)

Hen Harrier Day Young Filmmakers Challenge - Second Place

Ripon Grammar School Hullah Poetry Competition - Runner-up (Staff, Old Rips, Inhabitants of Ripon, and Friends of the school category)

Hen Harrier Day Ghosts of the Landscape Writing Competition - Shortlisted

Buglife Luminar Bug Photography Awards - Shortlisted (Butterflies and Moths category)

 

2020

Oxford Environmental Sustainability Photographer of the Year - Runner-up

Buglife Luminar Bug Photography Awards - Shortlisted (Butterflies and Moths category)

Camera Jabber’s Photographer of the Year - Commended (Animal Portraits in Black and White category)

Ripon Grammar School Hullah Poetry Competition - Highly Commended (Staff, Old Rips, Inhabitants of Ripon, and Friends of the school category)

 

2018

Young Outdoor Photographer Of The Year - Shortlisted

British Wildlife Photography Awards - Shortlisted (Under 18)

British Wildlife Photography Awards - Shortlisted (Under 18)

British Wildlife Photography Awards - Shortlisted (Under 18)

 

2017

British Wildlife Photography Awards - Shortlisted (Under 18)

 

2016

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards - Shortlisted (People’s Choice category)

Zoological Society of London - Overall Winner (Junior category)

Zoological Society of London - Winner (Catch me if you Can Junior category)

Zoological Society of London - Highly Commended (Weird and Wonderful Junior category)

Zoological Society of London - Shortlisted (Deep and Meaningful Junior category)

Zoological Society of London - Shortlisted (At Home in their Habitat category)

Zoological Society of London - Shortlisted (Size Matters Junior category)

British Wildlife Photographer Awards - Shortlisted (Under 18)

Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Shortlisted (Under 18)

The Mammal Society Mammal Photographer of the Year - Commended (16-18)

Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve Calendar Photography Competition - Winner (Under 18)

 

2015

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards - Runner-up (12-15)

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards - Commended (12-15)

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards - Shortlisted (People’s Choice)

British Wildlife Photography Awards - Shortlisted (Under 18)

Zoological Society of London - Shortlisted (Last Chance to See Junior category)

Zoological Society of London - Shortlisted (Deep and Meaningful Junior category)

Zoological Society of London - Shortlisted (Weird and Wonderful Junior category)

 

2014

RSPB Scotland Photograph Awards - Commended (Under 18)

British Wildlife Photography Awards - Shortlisted (Under 18)

 

2013

Zoological Society of London - Runner-up (Size Matters Junior category)

Zoological Society of London - Runner-up (Weird and Wonderful Junior category)

Zoological Society of London - Runner-up (The Perfect Moment Junior category)

Young International Garden Photographer of the Year - Commended (Breathing spaces)

National Geographic Kids Photography competition - Runner-up (Landscape)

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards - Winner (Making Life Better)

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards - Commended (Pet Personalities)

British Wildlife Photography Awards/RSPB Wildpix - Commended (Under 18)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Veiola International Young Photographer - Shortlisted (Under 18)

 

2012

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock Centre Photography Competition - Winner (Under 18)

Royal Entomological Society National Insect Week Photography competition - Runner-up (Under 18)

RSPB Nature Diary - Commended (Under 12)

 

2011

RSPB Wildpix - Highly Commended (Under 18)

WWF My True Nature Photography Competition - Highly Commended (Under 18)

WWF My True Nature Poetry Competition - Winner (Under 18)

 

2010

RSPCA Young Photographers Award - Winner (Under 12)

RSPCA Young Photographers Award - Runner-up (Under 12)

RSPB Wildpix - Highly Commended (Under 18)

Exhibitions

2021

Conservation Optimism Good Natured Film Festival Art Exhibition, Oxford, UK

UNESCO Creative Resilience - Art by Women in Science, Virtual Exhibition & Physical screening in Paris, France

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Wildlife Artist of the Year, Virtual Exhibition 

British Ecological Society (BES) Capturing Ecology, Virtual Exhibition

2020

Conservation Optimism Good Natured Film Festival, Wildlife Art & Photography Virtual Exhibition

2016

Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Wildlife Photography Exhibition, ZSL London Zoo, UK

2015

RSPCA Young Photographers Award (YPA) Wildlife Photography Exhibition, Tower of London, UK

2013

Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Wildlife Photography Exhibition, ZSL London Zoo, UK

RSPCA Young Photographers Award (YPA) Wildlife Photography Exhibition, Tower of London, UK

2010

RSPCA Young Photographers Award (YPA) Wildlife Photography Exhibition, Tower of London, UK