PROFILE: Andy Rouse

Andy Rouse is one of the world’s leading wildlife photographers and conservationists. He has won many awards for his work and has a reputation for searching out and photographing wildlife in natural habitats to visually tell a story or to express through his lens the incredible beauty of the natural world.

Much of his time is spent travelling the world in search of rare and dangerous species including Antarctica, Svalbard, South Georgia, Falkland Islands, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Alaska, Africa (Kenya, Botswana, Rwanda – Gorilla trekking). He has photographed grizzly bears in Alaska, tigers in India and Thailand, giant pandas in China. He has dived with humpback whales in the Caribbean and got up close to polar bears in the Arctic. He has photographed native species in North America and Canada, the Far East, Japan, Borneo and New Zealand.

Andy is equally at home exploring the British Isles where his curiosity sees him tracking down and photographing native species.

Raising funds for conservation

He has led 49 Mountain Gorilla treks in Rwanda, raising vital funds for their conservation. He is an Ambassador for 21st Century Tiger and has raised thousands of pounds for conservation via special editions of tiger book plus charity events. His talks have raised thousands for Help for Heroes and his current charity is Medical Detection Dogs.

Versatile & inspirational

Whatever the terrain or weather Andy aims to show his subjects to their greatest advantage. He is experimental and artistic; but he can also produce expert classic portraiture when appropriate.

Andy Rouse has been the subject of two television series (on Channel 5 and Discovery). He regularly appears on TV in shows such as the Richard & Judy Show, Channel 5′s Tiger Tiger, Meridian TV WildWatch with Chris Packham and NBC.

He makes regular radio appearances, making a highly entertaining contributor whose aim is to make wildlife accessible to all. Andy is no stranger to the stage and gives illustrated lectures to general and specialist audiences such as the auspicious Royal Geographical Society. His talks range from animals and his experiences, as well as photography. He has spoken at international trade shows, product launches, corporate days and is an entertaining after dinner speaker with tales and images from his amazing life.

As an author he has published 17 books covering different species, eco-systems and photographic technique. He writes a monthly column for Practical Photographer magazine and leads inspirational workshops for photographers in the UK and abroad.

Award winning photographer

Andy has won 9 consecutive awards in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, also multiple awards in both the European and US Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards. He has received the Royal Geographic Society Cherry Kearton Award. Andy has recently been featured in television commercials for National Geographic and Nikon.

And he’s a West Ham fan.

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