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Biography

David J Slater is the director and principle photographer of DJSPhotography.

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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:

 

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, USA 2012

Honourable Recommendation

Animal Portraits

BRITISH WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (BWPA), 2009

Overall Runner Up

Winner, Animal Behaviour

BEST OF PHOTOJOURNALISM, 2009

Winner, Natural Environment (link)

 

 

MSNBC BEST PRESS IMAGE OF THE YEAR, USA 2008

Joint Winner

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, 1997

Runner Up, British Wildlife

INTERNATIONAL WILDBIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, 2004

Winner, Garden Birds

BBC - CANON BRITISH AMATEUR NATURE PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS, 1999

Overall Winner

RSPB COUNTRYSIDE ALIVE, 2005

Runner Up, Professional Class

 

 

 

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My work is represented by Photoshot, NHPA, RSPB Images, GETTY Images, Danita Delimont (USA) and Alamy.Com.  

Stock photography by DAVID SLATER at Alamy    NHPA Stock photography by DJS PHOTOGRAPHY    

Getty Contributor

 

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 its wildlife.  

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!

 

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                                                                                                    My friends and I in Zimbabwe                                               Some  friends I made in  Botswana

 

I've always pursued adventure.  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.

 

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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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