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About me

Ann Aveyard, wildlife photographer

A little more about me.

My home is in Ringwood, Hampshire, in the beautiful New Forest.

I have always loved nature and being brought up in rural Wales my childhood playground was the countryside.  I have had an interest in photography for many years and after a successful career as a registered nurse in the NHS I turned my attention to becoming a professional  photographer.  I studied photography at Poole College and Bournemouth University, becoming a professional wedding photographer in 2012.  I am passionate about photography and I have loved capturing memories, whether it be a wedding or a special occasion.  After 10 years of photographing many beautiful weddings and meeting lots of lovely people I decided I wanted to devote my time entirely to my passion, wildlife photography. 

Although I have always had a love of nature and animals, my passion for photographing wildlife began with my first trip to Kenya in 2011.  For me there is nothing better than being outdoors with nature, and spending time with a wild creature is a great privilege; it’s a wonderful experience to be part of their world for a small moment in time. I strive to tell a story through my images, illustrating the behaviour, interactions and characteristics of different species. Photographing wildlife takes patience and perseverance. Sometimes it really is a waiting game but the rewards can be immeasurable. 

Over the past 13 years I have won many national awards for my photography and had images published in national newspapers and magazines.  I am very fortunate to be able to visit many places in the UK and abroad to photograph wildlife, including travelling to Kenya many times in the past 12 years. I also lead photographic safaris in the Masai Mara, a place very close to my heart , I love sharing this amazing wildlife paradise with others and helping them to create some beautiful images and memories. 

I am a member of Nature First (https://naturefirst.org/en/), an alliance for responsible nature photography. Wildlife photographers have a special connection with the natural world; they spend a great deal of time in nature and are privileged to see many wonders. My hope is that through my wildlife photography I can help inform, educate and inspire people to prioritise and care for the natural world and conserve our wonderful wildlife.

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