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David J Slater Wildlife Photography

Welcome to DJS Photography, the website of wildlife photographer David J Slater.  

If you're looking for wildlife photography workshops or high quality images for publication, with excellent rates for charities.



Home of World Famous Imagery including:


Monkey That Took Its Own Photograph

Kung-Fu Fighting Squirrels

Friendly Squirrels

Fighting Blackbirds

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Just another wildlife photography website?

With so many wildlife and bird photography websites out there these days, it's getting harder to impress.  Hopefully my approach to photography makes my work stand out a little?

I try to avoid posting 'snapshots' of wildlife, as I'm not trying to impress you by the volume of ticks on my list of things seen.  For the same reason, I rarely post similar images, or images that are heavily cropped.  I won't even use the corny clich showing you a portrait of me pretending to look tough because I'm standing in water with my camera - it's quite a trend you know!

I hope to show a bigger and better picture.  The way that all life has character and beauty, and fits into a wider environment and even story.

I think that my inner goal is to connect with the beauty and wisdom of Nature, both personally but also as an artistic outlet that viewers may, at least, see a 'nicer' way to appreciate wildlife and our world, and may even stimulate some change in their perspective.

I am not just a photographer.  I am also a human with a conscience!   I think: and I think that humanity is in dire need of regaining a more fruitful connectivity to the Natural World.  This loss has led to illnesses of the mind and body of not just individuals but entire cultures.  I want to pursue a way to help people "see" again their true divinity within this precious planet.  So yes, I want to show you what I have seen, plus more.

Only after the last tree has been cut down.
Only after the last river has been poisoned.
Only after the last fish has been caught.
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

Cree Indian Prophesy

Photography is at least one small way I think I can help in this appreciation.

But I realised long ago that a stand alone image can only achieve so much.   Other ways must be through encouraging direct experience.  Only good photography can stimulate this want.  But I also believe we all need some enlightenment, not more education (con-science!).


"The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow,

he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing".
Eric Berne


The latter is most difficult to show, but I do try to encourage this via my Blog, an open-minded outlet I feel is important, even though some may question it. 

Indeed, it is questions that serve as a mark that I have encouraged others to think about certain things and that, however slight, may change behaviour and personal value systems.  I hope to progress trying to "see" truth and beauty, and evolve within myself in this process we call life that I share with you and with all other creatures and minerals, organic and inorganic.

My photography is for me as much as I want it to be for you.

I sincerely hope you enjoy my collection of images;

and see the "whole picture" of my pictures;

and wonder with me at how intricate and marvelous our world is.






copyright David J Slater


One of many beautiful prints for sale in the Print Galleries - uncropped and taken on 35mm Velvia film.


DJSPhotography Mission Statement


We live in times when wildlife documentaries and newspapers present us with manipulated and fake imagery, and now we see a large percentage of wildlife photographers following in their footsteps.  This I believe is detrimental to truth, to education, and to the integrity of nature itself.

I strive to present work that is UN-MANIPULATED and to show the true conditions under which the photo was taken.

DJSPhotography almost exclusively concentrate on WILD animals in their natural surroundings.  I do not do artificial "garden" setups.  No animal is harmed or captured in the making of these photographs.   I don't encourage the use of baited hides due to their potential for creating dependency on humans.

You can rest assured that the images you request have been captured ethically, presented honestly, and with the welfare of the subject maintained.


This is my guarantee.


DJSPhotography tries to show the full un-cropped image.  Occasional cropping does occur and these are distinguished in the reference label under each image with a (C) or (crop).  Manipulation of digital images is kept to a minimum - only unsharp mask, levels, contrast, colour balance and saturation being used and always to the whole image (never selectively).  DJSPhotography never adds or subtracts anything to the image (well, almost never!).  I believe this approach helps you to judge my standard and see REAL wildlife photos.






a selection of books and magazines who have worked directly with me...


BBC Wildlife

Bird Watching

Birds Britannica


Travel Africa

Wildfowl & Wetlands

Wildlife Conservation Society (USA)

Farming & Wildlife

Stern Magazine (Germany)

Practical Photography

What Digital Camera

Digital SLR


National Geographic Channel

Wildlife Trust News (various)

Natural World

On The Edge Magazine

New English Digest

Now & Then (Zodiac Publishing)

Newspapers (worldwide, various)

BlueSci (Cambridge University)

Notte da Gufi (Rangers Italia)

Duzhe Art Magazine (China)

Photo Pro Magazine

Piaui Magazine (Brazil)

Spiegel Magazine (Germany)

Boston Globe (USA)

British Wild Boar Organization



David has also appeared on live TV on behalf of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.


Notice to Editors....


Any image can be sent to you now as a High resolution JPEG.  I can also FTP larger images or send a DVD.

The current camera bodies I use are Canon 5D mk2, and a Canon 40D, giving large file sizes and fantastic resolution in excess of the needs of most editors and picture agencies.

If I can't supply an image on request, I can ask other photographers to help out on your behalf.


The Images

Titles or image reference labels of slide scans end with (S), and cropped images with (crop, or slight crop, or large crop). 

Uncropped images from Digital SLRs carry no distinction.


Copyright David J Slater / DJS PHOTOGRAPHY

Ground Squirrel 29 (slight crop)

Kung Fu Squirrels - an unmanipulated photo with less than 10% cropped.

No photo is ever sent to a client if it isn't sharp.


If you wish to enquire about or buy an image, or have any other queries or requests, simply go to my Contact page and let me know which image and I will get back to you with a price.


I wish you well.



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