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Ben Osborne Ben Osborne

Ben Osborne has been a wildlife and landscape photographer for 35 years. 

In 2007, he was overall winner of the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” competition and won the “Creative Visions of Nature” category. His work was recognised by the Royal Photographic Society in 2008 through the award of an Honorary Fellowship.

Ben has worked for numerous magazines the highlight being a 4-month commission from National Geographic magazine shooting images for a major feature about Antarctica.

Following a chance conversation on a sacred mountain in China, Ben became involved in the ground-breaking BBC series about Antarctica, "Life in the Freezer". He shot editorial stills for the series book and photographed the presenter Sir David Attenborough on location. Since then Ben has worked regularly with BBC film crews, shooting publicity and editorial stills for major wildlife series including “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth”.

He leads photographic tours for “Light and Land” to New Zealand, Greenland, Botswana and Scotland. During the last five years, he has also worked as Photography Coach with Antarctic cruise specialists "Polar Latitudes" who were recently commended on their Citizen Science programme.. He is a qualified Polar Tourism Guide and has two zoology degrees. 

He has lived in and photographed South Shropshire for 30 years and has recently co-ordinated “Curlew Country” and “Heartland”, two multi-artist collaborations celebrating the wildlife and landscape of the Shropshire Hills.

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