David Tipling is one of the World’s most widely published wildlife photographers renowned for his artistic images of birds. His many accolades include a coveted European Nature Photographer of the Year Award (2002) for work on Emperor Penguins, and in North America, Nature’s Best Indigenous Peoples Award (2009) for his pictures of Mongolian eagle hunters.
He is the author or commissioned photographer for many books including the RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography (Bloomsbury) and Penguins –Close Encounters (New Holland). In 2013 after 6 years work visiting 39 countries on all seven continents the critically acclaimed Birds & People (Random House) was published. Recently published books include Seabirds of the World, A Parliament of Owls and an instant best seller with Princeton University Press, Britain’s Birds. His book A Bird Photographer’s Diary charts his 30 year career in pictures.
David writes regularly for various magazines including Amateur Photographer. TV and film work have seen appearances in front of the camera on Springwatch and The One Show, while David has worked behind the camera making short films and with author Jonathan Franzen on the documentary Emptying the Skies.
For 16 years David was a judge for the British Birds Bird Photographer of the Year and is currently a judge for Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY).
In March 2019 David was named an Olympus Mentor, the scheme honours the talents of photographers creating exceptional imagery with Olympus equipment.