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Discover a truly, wild life...

Considered to be a leading wildlife photographer amongst her contemporaries, Rachel Bigsby is a 26-year-old self-taught wildlife photographer carving an awe-inspiring career with her passion for seabirds and her flare for capturing natural artistry.

Rachel is a winner in five of the world’s most prestigious competitions, including as the winner of 'Natural Artistry' in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the portfolio winner in Bird Photographer of the Year. She is also a Nikon creator, a published photographer by National Geographic, a photographer for the RSPB and the National Trust and an ambassador for Badger Trust. Rachel is now continuing to develop her career as a very popular workshop leader, a multiple brand ambassador and an emerging natural history broadcaster.

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‘Rachel’s uniquely creative approach to wildlife photography held us captive from the moment we were first introduced to it. Her technical mastery of exposure and focus empower some truly beautiful compositions, the likes of which are rarely seen from someone so early in their career.’

Latest on YouTube:

Delve into Rachel's 'wild life' and discover how she photographs it on her YouTube channel.
From Puffins to Penguins, Polar Bears and more, join Rachel on a photographic journey from pole to pole!

In Rachel's latest YouTube video, she shares how one bird introduced her to wildlife photography, and her top tips for photographing them...

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Introduction to Seabird Photography
    Introduction to Seabird Photography
    Sat, 01 Jun
    Bempton
    01 Jun 2024, 04:00 – 10:30 BST
    Bempton, Cliff Ln, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF, UK
    During this ‘Introduction to Seabird Photography’ workshop, you will spend time refining your seabird photography skills under the expert tutelage of renowned wildlife photographer, Rachel Bigsby.
  • Introduction to Seabird Photography
    Introduction to Seabird Photography
    Sun, 02 Jun
    Bempton
    02 Jun 2024, 04:00 – 10:30 BST
    Bempton, Cliff Ln, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF, UK
    During this ‘Introduction to Seabird Photography’ workshop, you will spend time refining your seabird photography skills under the expert tutelage of renowned wildlife photographer, Rachel Bigsby.
  • Introduction to Seabird Photography
    Introduction to Seabird Photography
    Tue, 02 Jul
    Bempton
    02 Jul 2024, 04:00 – 10:30 BST
    Bempton, Cliff Ln, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF, UK
    During this ‘Introduction to Seabird Photography’ workshop, you will spend time refining your seabird photography skills under the expert tutelage of renowned wildlife photographer, Rachel Bigsby.
  • Introduction to Seabird Photography
    Introduction to Seabird Photography
    Fri, 05 Jul
    Bempton
    05 Jul 2024, 04:00 – 10:30 BST
    Bempton, Cliff Ln, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF, UK
    During this ‘Introduction to Seabird Photography’ workshop, you will spend time refining your seabird photography skills under the expert tutelage of renowned wildlife photographer, Rachel Bigsby.
  • An Evening Pole to Pole with Rachel Bigsby
    An Evening Pole to Pole with Rachel Bigsby
    Date and time is TBD
    Heathfield Community College
    Date and time is TBD
    Heathfield Community College, Cade Street, Heathfield TN21 8RJ, UK
    Join multi-award-winning photographer, Rachel Bigsby, for an evening of adventure as she takes you on a photographic journey from pole to pole. Delve into her wildest encounters with puffins, penguins and polar bears and hear the stories behind her most treasured images!
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22 - 29 July 24 | Shetland

Shetland's Seabirds:
Wildlife Photography Workshop

Photograph phenomenal seabirds from land and sea around the wild and beautiful islands of Shetland. Encounter magnificent skua, gannet feeding frenzies, puffins at sunset, terns, guillemots, fulmar and illusive storm petrels. As a workshop special, visit the location in which Rachel Bigsby captured her winning Wildlife Photographer of the Year image.

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09 Sept - 19th Sept 24 | Svalbard

Ultimate Svalbard:
Wildlife Photography Workshop

Embark on a once in a lifetime journey and venture into the Arctic with me, to photograph the breathtaking beauty of Svalbard on an expedition workshop tailored for optimal arctic light and photographic conditions. Learn valuable techniques in a group limited to just 12 guests, ensuring personalised attention and ample opportunities for developing your skills.

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03 July & 04 July | Bempton

Gannet Diving & Image Editing

with Nikon School UK

On this wildlife experience day in collaboration with Nikon School UK, all aspects of photographing seabirds and image editing will be covered, including a private boat charter into the North Sea to encounter a phenomenal Gannet feeding frenzy! Under the expert guidance of Rachel Bigsby and Nikon School, this day is an opportunity to truly refine your photography skills.

Upcoming Events:

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9 Mar 2024 | 14:00 - 15:00 | Scotland

In Conversation:
Rachel Bigsby, Wildlife Photographer

Join award-winning wildlife photographer Rachel Bigsby as she shares her passion for capturing wildlife on camera. Makar Kathleen Jamie will introduce this event with a poetry reading inspired by the natural world.

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16 - 19 Mar 2024 | UK

In Conversation:
Rachel Bigsby, Wildlife Photographer

Join award-winning wildlife photographer

Rachel Bigsby at the NEC in Birmingham for The Photography & Video Show, and delve into her wild life on a journey of pole to pole, photographic discovery.

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23 Mar 2024 | 14:15 - 14:45 | UK

In Conversation:
Rachel Bigsby, Wildlife Photographer

Join award-winning wildlife photographer

Rachel Bigsby at the NEC in Birmingham for a 'fireside chat' at The National Outdoor Expo. Discover the ups, downs and adventures of wildlife photography pole to pole.

Fine Art Wildlife Prints:

Hand signed, limited edition fine art wildlife prints, featuring Rachel's award-winning images.

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