David Yarrow

Find out more about fine art photographer David Yarrow, who leads safaris with us; taking our guests to the right place at the right time for the best wildlife encounters, leading to the best photos.

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About David Yarrow, Fine-Art Photographer

Internationally acclaimed fine-art photographer, David Yarrow, has an innate ability to capture the supreme beauty of the planet; from its unique cultures and people, to remote landscapes and, of course, the wildlife.

David was born in Scotland and had a very successful career in the financial sector, whilst building his impressive photography portfolio; leading to a double life of hedge fund manager, and artist. Starting with images in the sports industry (his photo of Maradona holding up the trophy for the World Cup in Mexico remains iconic of the tournament – he was 20 at the time), his interest moved towards the natural world and he has travelled the globe in search of some of the planet’s most endangered, and often ferocious wildlife; from Siberian tigers and African lions, to sharks, gorillas and more.

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David is the author of three successful books; EncounterNowhere and Wild Encounters. Wild Encounters crosses seven continents, capturing images of some of the world’s most endangered species, and has a foreword by HRH the Duke of Cambridge. He is passionate about conservation, and has a long partnership with Tusk, to which he donates 10% of all his photography sales. His work is exhibited in leading galleries around the world, from Harrow and Amsterdam, to Brussels and New York, and has even had his work auctioned in the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala in St Tropez.

His ability to sell stories through transcendent photos is enviable, and his commitment to wildlife and community conservation is clear in each and every shot he captures.

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David travelled with us to the remote Subantarctic island of South Georgia in 2018. His creative process was captured by Untitled Filmworks, the team behind the acclaimed Netflix series Tales by Light. You can watch the short film they produced here.

David has also led two NWS expeditions to Svalbard, in 2017 and 2019. One particular polar bear photo from one of these collaborations fetched an astonishing £81,250 at auction – you can learn about it in this blog.

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