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About Graeme Purdy, Expert Photographic Guide

Over the last few years, wildlife photographer Graeme Purdy has clocked up multiple trips to Kenya, India, Uganda and Canada to capture unique images of the most iconic mammals. In 2021, he was awarded 2nd place in the Sony World Photography Awards (Wildlife and Nature Category) and his image entitled ‘Raw Nature’ of a lion was selected for the front cover of the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 book.  

Graeme’s Eight Feet collection features images captured within eight feet of the subject, including hippo, cheetah, lion, leopard, gorilla and crocodile. Getting up close and personal with often dangerous animals was extremely challenging and ambitious but the results give a more intimate view of some of the most loved wildlife.


“Born and raised in Northern Ireland, my photography has been inspired by nature, wild animals and my love of the outdoors. More recently, I am driven to help protect our wildlife and wild places - driven to make images that connect viewers with nature, understand them and become inclined to take action. 

I feel my best work is achieved by going the extra mile, looking at wildlife from a different perspective and not following the crowd. Ultimately, my goal is to give viewers a fresh perspective on wildlife that drives greater empathy and action towards conservation and the environment. 

I will not hold back in sharing with you my thought processes, insights and knowledge. I will act as your guide and photography coach, helping you to capture a portfolio of wildlife images that you will be proud of.”


Graeme’s limited edition prints have also been included in the Prints for Wildlife Campaign which aims to raise funds for the non-profit conservation organisation, African Parks Network, which manages national parks for the benefit of local communities.

Graeme will then take the helm of one of our Svalbard Polar Bear Explorer departures in May 2023. You can find more information on these exciting trips in the links.

Graeme Purdy


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