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David J Slater in South Luanga National Park, Zambia

 

David J Slater is recognized as a wildlife photographer who can achieve award winning images.

AWARDS

 

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, USA 2012

Honourable Recommendation x2

Animal Portraits

 

NBC MOST IMPORTANT & ARRESTING IMAGE OF THE DECADE, USA 2009

9th place (out of 59)

 

BRITISH WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (BWPA), 2009

Overall Runner Up

Winner, Animal Behaviour

 

BEST OF PHOTOJOURNALISM, 2009

(National Press Photographers Association)

Winner, Natural Environment

 

MSNBC BEST PRESS IMAGE OF THE YEAR, USA 2008

Joint Winner

 

BG 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

 

 

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His 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

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SHORT BIO

 

Born in the mill town of Blackburn in Lancashire, England.  From the age of 14 David has 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, he then left the world of science in 1996 in search of a more truthful and meaningful world (yes, that's right!).  He rekindled early ambitions in photography and of working close to nature.

He loves the rainforest, with visits to Costa Rica, Malaysia, Philippines and Sulawesi.  These have all been photographic commissions for conservation groups. When not on commission he 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 he is outdoors he is happy!

 

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

 

He has always pursued adventure.  As well as working on active volcanoes, He has run many exciting photo safaris to Africa.  These have brought him 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, He is also an extreme rock climber, with numerous dangerous as well as first ascents to his name.  Wherever he goes he is 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

 

David J Slater is an experienced speaker and is now available for club talks and conference lectures.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of David's public work:

 

MEDIA

 

A selection of books, magazines, TV and newspapers who have worked

directly with David .....

 

Travel Africa Front Cover by David J Slater Bee Keeping Cover by David J Slater National Geographic Cover by David J Slater

                   

A few cover shots..

 

David J Slater media list

 

TV

David has appeared many times on TV:

 Live interviews for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest and numerous  snippets for Wild Boar, also appeared live on national and regional BBC News, ITN News ,

Sky News, NBC, This Morning (ITV), Sunrise (Australia), Good Morning America, Good Morning Britain....

Pre-recorded shows for ABC (Australia), ARD TV (Germany), Brazil, Channel 5 (UK), Japan TV, Russia TV...and more

 

TV DOCUMENTARIES

David has also taken part in a few longer documentaries fighting for our Wild Boar:

Handcrafted Films (2012)

BBC The One Show (2013)

BBC Countryfile (2016)

RDF TV / ITV: Nightmare Neighbours (2016)

He as also helped with BBC Springwatch and Autumnwatch film wild boar.

 

TV SHOWS

David has also appeared or been mentioned on the following programmes:

Have I Got News For You (2015)

Mock The Week (2015)

Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2015, 2016)

Have I Got News For You (2012)

 

RADIO

Live Radio Interviews include: 

The Jeremy Vine Show (BBC Radio 2),   BBC World Service, The Today Programme (BBC Radio4),   Farming Today (BBC Radio4),   This American Life (USA), LBC (UK), Talk Radio Europe (Spain), Radio Nova (Ireland),  Radio Madrid,  Radio Argentina, Los Angeles Public Radio, Radio Japan,  Local BBC Radio (numerous)...

Photography Monthly Cover Aug 2014     Piaui Cover August 2011   

 

 

He now lives in the beautiful surroundings of the Wye Valley and its wildlife where he runs wildlife photography workshops.

 

David J Slater with daughter