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My name is Alexa Young

Discover a truly, wild life...

Considered to be a leading wildlife photographer amongst her contemporaries, Rachel Bigsby is a 27-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. She also has an innate and powerful ability to convey the obvious passion she has for her work when she speaks. Beyond her articulate, relatable explanation of her creative process, it is her sensitivity and feeling for her subjects that comes through so clearly in her words. She is a joy to listen to, and an inspiration to many'

- Nikon Europe

Latest on YouTube:

In March 2024, I was flown to Cape Town on assignment for Nikon Europe to put the brand new Nikon Z6 III to the ultimate test with Cape Gannets and African Penguins. Now that the secret is out, I am so excited to finally be able to talk to you about the new mirrorless powerhouse. Hit play below to come along behind the scenes with me on a typical Nikon assignment and discover my first impressions of the camera.

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:

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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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May & 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.

Fine Art Wildlife Prints:

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


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