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Photographer BIO:
Ross grew up close to the rugged Cornish coast, in South West England, and quickly developed a deep passion for the outdoors and a fascination for wildlife. His parents introduced him to photography aged 10 and, a year later in 1990, he won his first major photo competition. By the time he won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition a few years later, he had already decided to pursue a career in photography.
Now aged 38, Ross is among the UK’s leading outdoor photographers. He supplies photography to a wide range of publications and clients worldwide. He is a regular contributor to a number of British photo magazines, including Digital SLR Photography and Practical Photography. Ross is contracted to NaturePL, and the National Trust is among his list of clients. He has enjoyed multiple successes in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year and in 2008 was on the judging panel for the competition. In 2009 Ross won the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and he has also had commended images in Take-a-View and the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. He is an Ambassador for Nikon UK (2013 – 2015) and the author of eight photography books, including ‘Digital Macro & Close-up Photography’ and ‘The Landscape Photography Workshop’. Ross was also a member of the 2020VISION photo-team – the largest, most ambitious multi media conservation project ever staged in the UK.
Although Ross is most recognised for his close-up of insects and wild plants, he is also well known for capturing evocative landscape images of the UK’s stunning landscape and coastline. A large proportion of his photographs are taken in the South West of England. This region, and its natural history, is a constant inspiration to him. Ross and his wife, Felicity, live in north Cornwall, together with their three beautiful children.
At the risk of sounding clichéd, Ross simply hopes that his images will help highlight the beauty and importance of our natural history and the environment on which we depend.
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