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All about Richard

In short, Richard Peters is a Surrey, UK, based wildlife photographer and Nikon Ambassador who can be contacted via

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In detail, Richard is best known for a style that often favours dramatic light. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including being one of the only British photographers to be named the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, alongside winning several awards in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

He writes articles for the UK's photographic press and has been on the judging panel for national and international photographic competitions, including the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the British Photography Awards. Additionally he donates images to conservation organisations, which have included WWF UK, the Born Free Foundation, the Jane Goodall Institute and the Remembering Wildlife book series.

Richard has also been involved with high profile releases, including taking the images for the global advertising campaign of one of Nikons flagship professional lenses. Favouring brands he has tried, tested and trusts as part of this own daily workflow to get the job done, Richard is also an Ambassador for Datacolor.

The benefit of working with Richard

But lets get to what really matters. You! Because whilst he's handy with a camera, Richard is also a very sociable, engaging person, gets on well with just about everyone and loves to teach photographers new things. These attributes make his talks and workshops particularly welcoming to all who attend, and his communication with private and commercial clients fast and friendly.


As a confident speaker, Richard hosts talks at venues ranging from camera clubs to industry shows, including the UK's largest The Photography Show, with audience numbers ranging from 15 to over 650. Some of his more notable venues have included London's Natural History Museum, both as a solo speaker and co-hosting NHM Live's online coverage of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and internationally as the keynote speaker for WAPF in Australia. Richard has also been a speaker at events in Antwerp, Portugal, Spain and Amsterdam. Regardless of the venue and audience size, Richard always entertains and educates his audience.

Book Richard to speak at your event

If you would like to book Richard to host a wildlife photography talk at your camera club, corporate event or photography festival, anywhere in the world, simply get in touch via email at to discuss your requirements.


Richard is a competent writer, regularly contributing articles and features to the UK's photographic press including titles such as Professional Photographer Magazine, Digital Photographer, N-Photo, Amatuer Photographer, Practical Photography, Outdoor Photography and more.

If you have a feature in mind, please get in touch.


Following on from many requests and advice on what kit Richard uses and recommends, the essential kit is shown below. For a full list, please see here:

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