Elliott Neep | Wildlife Photographer

“Being a wildlife photographer is quite literally a dream come true. I travel around the Earth, to wild lands and aim my lens at astounding creatures and breath-taking scenes. It never grows old and it never gets dull, simply because it is always changing. The nature of wildlife is unpredictable and this in itself produces an addictive sense of anticipation, just like your mouth drools before the feast, so my heart races when ever I take that morning drive out onto the savannah, or through the gates into a tiger reserve. For somebody that began his working life in a suit, this is the ultimate career in escapism. I know great wildlife imagery sparks emotions, delight, and wonder. As it should. It’s a window into another world that (most unfortunately) the vast majority will never see with their own eyes.” Elliott Neep

Wildlife & Travel Photo Stories

Mingan Archipelago's Boreal Forests & Monoliths
Along the North Shore of the Gulf St. Lawrence, lies a beautiful chain of approximately thirty limestone islands and over 1,000 rocky islets and reefs. This is the wondrous Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, a land of spectacular monoliths and lush forest. For the Star Wars fans, it's like Dagobah! A ...
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Greenland: Landscape Nirvana On The Viking Trail
After two days sailing from Iceland, across the Denmark Strait, we spot the snow-capped rocky coastline of Greenland. It's late-summer and the coastline is free of ice. Well, almost. As we near Greenland, we sail through the iceberg conveyer. An incredible 90% of all North Atlantic icebergs were born from Greenlandic ...
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Little Owl (Athene noctua)
For ten years, the Little Owls of Eastbrook Farm, Wiltshire lived in the squalid roof space of a derelict rust-bucket, the Shepherd Hut. After the events of last summer, it appears that they've finally had enough. The tiny nesting space in that old tin can was like an oven, with ...
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Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)
Big cats are beautiful and the 'massive nature' spectacle of endless herds migrating north is a bewildering vision. But, somewhere beneath the glossy brochure exterior of the 'Big 5' (I hate that phrase), blue skies, and picnic breakfasts out on the savannah, there is a relentless fight for survival being ...
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African Lion (Panthera leo nubica)
It was still very early in the morning as we made our way to a rendezvous with a few other vehicles from Kicheche Mara Camp. They had found the local lion pride breakfasting on a fresh zebra kill (taken down in the early hours). The two big pride males were ...
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African Lion (Panthera leo nubica)
As had become the norm, the Large Marsh pride were enjoying their morning sun-bathing session, sprawled out on the parched silt. The pride male was sitting on a lofty grass-covered vantage point, again looking windswept, interesting and still so majestic. As our Landcruiser came to a halt, he shook his great ...
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“I have survived and thrived in the industry for over ten years, collecting awards, publishing and agency contracts – enabling my images to be published extensively worldwide. If you have a passion for wildlife photography, my Feature Articles & Guides can really help. They’re not just whimsical musings. Each article is based on experience, with tried and tested techniques, inspiring the reader to get out there.”

Wildlife Photography Articles & Guides

Elliott Neep

30+ top tips to improve your wildlife photography

Over 30 marvellous wildlife photography tips and techniques that I've compiled over the years. The list is periodically updated with new tips and refined techniques that I frequently use. Get out there and put them to good use! Good support is ...
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Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

6-step guide to photographing birds in flight

Birds offer one of the most accessible subjects for budding wildlife photographers. There are hundreds of nature reserves, lakes, and ponds already in place to make bird photography as accessible as possible. However, there comes a point when a straightforward ...
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Announcing my Tigers of Ranthambhore Photo Tour 2018

Announcing my Tigers of Ranthambhore Photo Tour 2018

Are you doing anything special in April 2018? I'm heading to India to photograph the most spectacular big cat on Earth, the Royal Bengal tiger. Do you want to join me? I will be guiding a small group of just ...
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Time-lapse Screenshot

How I shoot my time-lapse movies

I started shooting time-lapse when working in the Arctic on Expedition Cruises in the High Arctic. I was producing promo movies for each expedition cruise and the time-lapse was a more engaging view for when the ship was just at sea ...
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Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Everything You Need To Know About Photographing Wild Tigers

In November, India's National Parks reopen following the annual monsoon closures. The 'tiger safari' was my first international tour and it was truly unforgettable. I cannot recommend this enough. There is quite simply nothing on Earth that compares to a ...
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Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

How I got the shot: Cheetah Fight

The cheetah family was resting in the shade, deep in Ndutu's acacia forest. It was only 7:00am and the heat was already building. As we pulled up, there didn’t seem to be much going on with the cheetahs. The three ...
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Water Vole (Arvicola terrestris)

10 top tips for photographing water voles

Autumn and winter are the perfect seasons to see water voles. By November,  the reeds and marginal vegetation, that hide the banks and water's surface,  have died back. Large stretches of clear water and marginal banks are exposed. Water voles ...
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Sheathed Woodtuft (Kuehneromyces mutabilis)

See How Easily You Can Improve Your Fungi Photography

The first wildlife subject I photographed was a birch tree polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) in grainy black and white film. I can vividly remember looking at the structure for the first time and thinking that it just was so odd, like ...
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Kick-off Your Garden Bird Photography Project

Kick-off Your Garden Bird Photography Project

With my 12-step guide to setting up a simple but effective photographic stage... This is a great project for the time-constrained weekend photographer. The setup is simple. There are no specialised tools or fancy gadgets. You just need to spend a little ...
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Stag's Breath (October 2008)

Everything You Need To Know About Photographing In Deer Parks

Deer parks offer practically unrivalled photo opportunities. Plus, it just feels amazing being so close to the red deer stag, our largest land mammal. Photographing 'wild deer' like the stags below, requires immense effort and a huge investment in time - researching locations, ...
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