David J Slater in
South Luanga National Park, Zambia
Recognized as a wildlife
photographer who can consistently achieve award winning
Slater has been invited to join
several major image libraries.
He occasionally write
articles for magazines and newspapers, and contributes
these skills and energy at promoting wildlife.
Here are some of
his wildlife photography awards:
FEDERATION PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, USA 2012
Honourable Recommendation x2
IMPORTANT & ARRESTING IMAGE OF THE DECADE, USA 2009
9th place (out of 59)
PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (BWPA), 2009
Overall Runner Up
Winner, Animal Behaviour
BEST OF PHOTOJOURNALISM,
Press Photographers Association)
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
His work is represented by
Photoshot, NHPA, RSPB Images, GETTY Images, Danita
Delimont (USA) and Alamy.Com.
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logos to see some of his work.
in the mill town of Blackburn in Lancashire, England.
From the age of 14
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,
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.
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!
My friends and I in Zimbabwe
Some friends I made in Botswana
He has always
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 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.
David J Slater on Wall of
Horrors, Almscliffe, Yorkshire - UK
now lives in the beautiful
surroundings of the Forest of Dean and its wildlife
where he runs wildlife photography workshops.
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