David Tipling, United Kingdom

David Tipling

David is a professional wildlife photographer who has a passion for birds. His distinctive imagery has earned him many awards and accolades. He has won the documentary award for the European Nature Photographer of the Year for his work on Emperor Penguins.

David’s images have been used in thousands of publications world-wide, in advertisements, calendars, cards and featured regularly on TV. David is the author or commissioned photographer for more than 30 books that include Collins Top Birding Spots in Britain & Ireland, The National Parks and other Wild Places of Britain & Ireland, Attracting Wildlife to your Garden and most recently The RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography that has proved to be the most popular book on wildlife photography of recent times and is currently the RSPB’s best selling title.

David has appeared on TV and Radio reporting on wildlife photography related subjects and regularly lectures, as well as holding workshops and leading wildlife photography holidays.

David’s interest in birds started soon after birth when a cuddly penguin became his constant companion! By his early teens an interest in photography developed and the two interests soon came together. After a career in banking and latterly as an auditor, David turned professional in 1991. He is currently working on two major bird related projects; a book on penguins and he is the commissioned photographer and photo editor for Birds and People the worlds largest survey of cultural attitudes to birds worldwide, which will culminate in a book and travelling exhibition. More at www.birdsandpeople.org

Finnature have turned my bird photo dreams to reality. No other tour operator in Scandinavia can offer the opportunities available to visiting photographers. Whether you want to sit within inches of displaying Black Grouse or track a Great Grey Owl as it floats out of the forest right towards you, they are the boys to organise it. I have travelled to Finland on photo assignments more than 20 times now, the country and its birds has got under my skin, easy to see why when you enjoy wonderful encounters with some of the worlds sexiest species and gircouple that with a landscape devoid of people thus providing a complete break from the hustle of the UK.