THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA
Andy is a feature contributor to National Geographic magazine and is one of Europe’s most awarded photographers. With more than 50 individual awards featuring more than 100 awarded images his images consistently feature in all of the world’s most prestigious wildlife photographic competitions. In 2016 he was named the overall winner of Bird Photographer of the Year, winning two categories in the process, and he is also the most successful photographer in the history of the British Wildlife Photography Awards with 3 category wins and 26 individual awards featuring 35 images. He has also been awarded 3 times in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and 3 times in European Wildlife Photographer of the Year whilst in 2012 he was named Nature Photojournalist of the Year for a portfolio of 12 gannet images captured whilst working on assignment for National Geographic magazine.
Andy works exclusively with animals and birds that are wild and free and is renowned for his uncompromisingly ethical approach, abhorring those that put their pursuit of images before the welfare of their subjects. He is a vegan and an ardent supporter of extending rights to all animals, not just the ones with which we share our homes, and his frequently outspoken views on photography ethics, conservation, animal rights and environmental issues can be found in his regular Opinion piece in Outdoor Photography magazine. He has appeared numerous times on television, on shows such as The One Show, BBC News, The Victoria Derbyshire Show, Wild about Wales and a memorable piece on Countryfile where he attempted to teach comedian Jo Brand how to capture images of wildlife. He has also appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live and has appeared many times on BBC Radio Derby.
His images are marketed all over the world by a network of the world's leading international agencies including Getty images, Nature Picture Library, RSPB Images, FLPA and NHPA/Photoshot and his images have been sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. He also produces regular photo features for some of the world’s most prestigious magazines including National Geographic, Audubon, Geo and Terre Sauvage. He is also the UK’s most prolific feature contributor to BBC Wildlife magazine having completed 9 photo features, often on subjects which he finds close to his Derbyshire home. His images have also appeared in magazines such as New Scientist, National Geographic Traveller, Geographical and Natural History, newspapers such as the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Times, the Guardian, Independent as well as online media such as HuffPostUS, on the home page of search engine Bing and on the Discovery Channel.
He lives in Derbyshire with his wife Claire and their dog.
Feature contributor to National Geographic magazine
9 time feature contributor to BBC Wildlife magazine
3 times awarded in Wildlife Photographer of the Year
3 times awarded in European Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Bird Photographer of the Year 2016 plus three category wins
Nature Photojournalist of the Year 2012 plus two category wins
35 awarded images and 3 category wins in the British Wildlife Photography Awards
55 images featured in the Nature Images Awards
Winner of €3000 IUCN grant for his work with mountain hares
Long standing judge in Outdoor Photographer of the Year
Columnist for Outdoor Photography magazine