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SPEAKERS

We've a fantastic programme of inspiring speakers lined up for this year's SNPF.  Find out more about them and their work below. 

Sandra Bartocha

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Sandra is a German award winning freelance photographer specialising in natural landscapes and plants, with the specific aim of creating images that evoke an emotional response. Sandra is vice president of the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT), chief editor of the magazine GDT Forum Naturfotografie and author of several books, e.g. “Müritz-Nationalpark” and “LYS – An Intimage Journey to the North”. She was one of the photographic team on the pan-European Wild Wonders of Europe initiative. Currently she is working on a long-term project about the north of Europe – LYS.

Robert Canis

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Robert very much considers himself to be a stay-at-home nature photographer. Living in north Kent since birth, he enjoys nothing more than revisiting time and again the very same woods, grasslands and marshes where he 'cut his teeth' more than 35 years ago. A recipient of numerous awards and frequent contributor to the photographic press, Robert's aim is to encourage others to appreciate nature on their local patch and strives to achieve this through producing original, eye-catching images of familiar subjects. 

George Stoyle

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George is a UK-based photographer, videographer and marine ecologist who specialises in conservation and ecological photography documenting marine ecological research, telling the stories behind the science, the research methods used and the people involved. George is also an accomplished landscape photographer and runs regular workshops at his home on the Yorkshire coast. His photos have excelled in a number of national and international photographic competitions as well as appearing in books, magazines and newspapers around the world. He was the overall winner of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016.

Alex Nail

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Alex is a professional landscape photographer and time-lapse film maker with a passion for mountains and wild places. Beginning his photography on Dartmoor he soon began backpacking in the mountains of Scotland, later progressing to multi-week expeditions in Iceland, Norway, Greenland and South Africa. He is driven to reach more remote, little photographed areas of the world in search of new images. As well as stills photography Alex is a specialist in time-lapse film making working for conservation and tourism organisations.

Richard Peters

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Richard is a professional wildlife photographer and Nikon Ambassador with a style that tends to favour dramatic light and atmospheric images. By placing emphasis on the quality of the photo rather than the subject within it, Richard has received recognition in multiple international competitions including twice in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year plus receiving the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2015. Alongside being a regular contributor to the UK’s photographic press, he also hosts talks and workshops in the UK and abroad.

Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg

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Erlend and Orsolya are freelance nature photographers, specializing in photographing landscape and wildlife in the Nordic countries. They are contributing photographers for the National Geographic Magazine, producing three stories for the English and local language editions of the magazine in the last five years: Iceland’s resilient beauty (2012), Follow the water—Journey to the heart of Norway (2013) and The wild heart of Sweden (2015). They are the authors of four books and they are both multiple prize winners of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Andrew Parkinson

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Andy is a contributing photographer to National Geographic magazine and a multi-award winning wildlife photographer. He was named Bird Photographer of the Year 2016 and as well as multiple awards in both Wildlife Photographer of the Year and European Wildlife Photographer of the Year he has also had 29 awarded images in the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Andy works only with wild animals/birds and is a passionate advocate for animal rights, his often forthright opinions can be found in his regular Opinion piece for Outdoor Photography magazine.

Robin Moore

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Robin is a Scottish-born photographer and conservationist. His recent book, In Search of Lost Frogs, chronicles his quest to find and photograph the world’s most elusive amphibians. Robin is a Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and his work is represented in galleries including National Geographic Fine Art Galleries and Beetles+Huxley London. Robin co-founded Frame of Mind, a program that empowers youth in Haiti to connect with their natural and cultural worlds through photography and visual storytelling, and he hosts the No Filter Podcast, in which he turns the lens on some of the most celebrated photographers working today. 

Will Burrard Lucas

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Will is a wildlife photographer from the UK. In 2009 he created BeetleCam, a remote control buggy that he used to take close-up, ground-level images of African wildlife. He has also developed a DSLR camera trap system for photographing elusive and nocturnal wildlife.  In 2014, Will founded Camtraptions, a company through which he develops products for remote and camera trap photography. Will has created an online resource for wildlife photographers at WildlifePhoto.com.  Through this website he offers a free online wildlife photography course.

Neil McIntyre

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Neil McIntyre is a professional nature photographer based in the Cairngorms who almost exclusively works on species and locations in the Scottish Highlands. His work is widely published in various magazines like the BBC Wildlife and used by organizations like Scottish Natural Heritage , VisitScotland and the John Muir Trust. Over the years he has been a category winner several times and other images highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards and the British Wildlife Photography Awards. In partnership with SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, Neil recently published The Red Squirrel: A future in the forest.

Peter Cairns (Compère)

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Based in the heart of the Cairngorms, Peter Cairns is a conservation photographer with 18 years professional experience under his belt. He is a founding director of The Wild Media Foundation, the social enterprise behind the Tooth & Claw predator project, Wild Wonders of Europe, 2020VISION and SNPF.  With a special interest in rewilding he recently launched the SCOTLAND: The Big Picture multimedia initiative. He is a serving Trustee at Trees for Life and a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.