David J Slater is the
director and principle photographer of DJSPhotography.
David J Slater in Zambia
Recognized as a wildlife
photographer who can consistently achieve award winning
wildlife images, David J Slater has been invited to join
several major image libraries. My wildlife images
have been used not just on many magazine and book
covers, but also as advertisements for the image
libraries as well.
I also occasionally write
articles for magazines and newspapers, and contribute
these skills and my energy at promoting our wildlife.
Here are some of my
wildlife photography awards:
FEDERATION PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, USA 2012
PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (BWPA), 2009
Overall Runner Up
Winner, Animal Behaviour
BEST OF PHOTOJOURNALISM,
MSNBC BEST PRESS IMAGE OF
THE YEAR, USA 2008
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF
THE YEAR, 1997
Runner Up, British Wildlife
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, 2004
Winner, Garden Birds
BBC - CANON BRITISH AMATEUR
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS, 1999
RSPB COUNTRYSIDE ALIVE,
Runner Up, Professional
My work is represented by
Photoshot, NHPA, RSPB Images, GETTY Images, Danita
Delimont (USA) and Alamy.Com.
I was born
in the mill town of Blackburn in Lancashire, England and
from the age of 14 I've
been taking photographs of the countryside, developing
with it a deep passion for the natural environment and
A PhD in Earth Sciences (Leeds
University), followed by 5 years of post-doctorate
research in volcanic eruption prediction,
I then left the
world of science in 1996 in search of a more truthful
and meaningful world (yes, that's right!). I
rekindled my early ambitions in photography and of
working close to nature.
I love the rainforest, with
visits to Costa Rica, Malaysia, Philippines and
Sulawesi. These have all been photographic
commissions for conservation groups. When not on
commission I will be enjoying places such as East and
Southern Africa, with Namibia a current favorite, and of
course the UK with its huge diversity of wildlife and
landscapes. If I'm outdoors I'm happy!
My friends and I in Zimbabwe
Some friends I made in Botswana
As well as working on active volcanoes, I've run
many exciting photo safaris to Africa.
These have brought me close to animals -
sometimes perilously close!
Mending engines just metres away from lions in
Kenya; walking alongside elephants and wild dogs in
Botswana, and sniffed by hyenas and leopards in
campsites in Zimbabwe are just a few stories to tell.
But if that isnt scary enough, Im also an extreme rock
climber, with numerous dangerous as well as first
ascents to my name. Wherever I go I'm always
hoping for another fun-filled trip - bungi jumping and
white-water rafting at Vic Falls, and skydiving over the
Namib Desert are some recent exploits.
David J Slater on Wall of
Horrors, Almscliffe, Yorkshire - UK
I now live in the beautiful
surroundings of the Forest of Dean and its wildlife
where I run wildlife photography workshops.
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