About - Wild Dales Photography

Simon Phillpotts - Wildlife Photographer

As far back as I can remember I have always had some kind of camera in my hand and along with a passion for wildlife and the environment, it was perhaps inevitable that I was going to become a wildlife photographer.


The majority of my photography is undertaken right here upon my doorstep within the Yorkshire Dales. Its draw for landscape photographers is very well known but its also a fantastic location for wildlife with a wide range of habitats from wetlands and meadows to high moors and pine forests. Red Squirrel, Hare, Curlew, Little Owl, Red and Black Grouse are just a few of the many species to be found here.


My images have been Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards on several occasions and shortlisted in Bird Photographer of the Year.  They have featured in national newspapers including the Telegraph, Times, Guardian, Daily Record, Daily Mail, Sun and Mirror, the local press in Yorkshire and the North-East and a variety of books, calendars and magazines.


On TV I have appeared on BBC's Countryfile with Julia Bradbury, Inside Out (North East and Cumbria) and ITV 1's The Dales with Ade Edmonson.


I hold regular exhibitions of my work in North Yorkshire and was recently invited to exhibit alongside the work of Richard and Cherry Kearton, widely regarded as the worlds first wildlife photographers and filmmakers. 


Stock imagery, prints and cards can be purchased via the Galleries on this site.  I am also represented by Alamy images and my catalogue can be reached by clicking on the image below.

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