Hi I’m Josh, a 23 year old award winning wildlife photographer from the UK, achieving recognition in a number of competitions included twice commended in the internationally prestigious Wildlife Photographer of The Year competition and 2014 Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
I’ve grown up with a interest in nature since I was about 5 when I spent most of my time collecting all manner of bugs and creatures, generally anything with more than two legs. My parents bought me my first camera at the age of about 10 in the hope it would reduce the number of escapees in our home !
Rather than grow out of it my passion for the natural world has grown and now as part of a young generation of conservationist I see my photography as a way to inspire others to appreciate its beauty and influence a positive awareness towards conservation actively supporting and contributing to initiatives like A Focus On Nature . More recently I have become part of the communications team for Conservation Optimism to help run their annual film festival centred around conservation.
I love to share my passion and have been regularly invited to give talks at the London Natural History Museum and even an appearance on national television when the BBC filmed me for its “Wild” show.
Awards and Achievements
Special Mention, 12-18 Years Old WildPix, British Wildlife Photography Award
Seals and Seascapes, Workshop Leader, WEX Photographic
In the spotlight, Magazine Interview, Outdoor Photography
Official Swarovski Calendar
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Youth Ambassador
Became an ambassador for “It’s Our World” charity
Images Exhibited, Scottish Nature Photography Festival
Overall Young Winner, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Became an ambassador for Manfrotto
Featured on CBBC WILD Childrens TV Show
RSPCA Young Photographer Awards Runner Up