World renowned wildlife photographer Andy Rouse has long since had a passion for wild things. He has built his reputation on getting close, in fact very close to some of the world’s largest and most dangerous animals; in doing so, capturing some of the most exciting and evocative photographic images of wildlife found today. With a style all of his own, Andy is equally passionate about the message that his images convey and sees his work as contributing to the general appreciation of our precious wildlife, hopefully stimulating us all to act on their behalf.
Andy has starred in his own TV series and made numerous TV appearances including 2 series of Wildlife Photographer for C5 / Animal Planet which he presented and directed. He also has the following credits to his name:
• 5 video diaries for BBC1 Countryfile – filmed, presented and directed
• BBC2 Natures Calendar – took presenter deer stalking
• Carlton ITV Year of the Hare – guest “expert” presenter
• Meridian ITV WildWatch with Chris Packham – guest “expert” presenter
• Meridian ITV Country Ways with Debbie Thrower – a day in the life of
• C5 Tyger Tyger childrens show – guest “expert” presenter
• Richard & Judy, Gloria Hunniford Open Doors and SKY News – live TV / promotion
• NBC – a day in the life of / promotion
• Practical Photography How to Take Better Pictures DVD – presented and directed
Andy writes regular monthly columns for photographic and internet magazines worldwide, plus a monthly equipment review column.
His is sponsored by internet retailer Warehouse Express and is well respected amongst the photographic community for his sensible recommendations. His work is published through various agents worldwide (including Getty and Corbis) in a variety of forms, and can be viewed from this stunning new website. He has written 14 books incuding the recent Penguin Life (signed books are available from the online store); 2008 will see the publication of a major coffee table book entitled Concepts of Nature which will look at the first 10 years of his professional career.
He is a multi award winning photographer with consistent success in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition; in 2007 he received his 4th award in 3 years with the award of highly commended for one of his albatross shots. In addition he was also runner up in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Andy is passionate about conservation and has always been involved, albeit without any publicity (by his own choice). He has donated many images to be used for fundraising by many charities, including Save the Albatross, and he believes that his images can make a difference. His latest venture is a partnership with Paramo Directional Clothing Systems to produce a range of high quality branded clothing for the outdoor enthusiast. Part of the profits for this clothing range (and from the sales of his website prints) will be donated to The Aspira Fund, which seeks to raise money for worthy conservation projects worldwide.
The Rouse BLOG Andy updates every few days with insights into his life as a wildlife photographer and some of his latest images. Click here to see the BLOG for further details. Recently, his focus has seen his imagery taking on a artistic slant incorporating animals in their natural setting under atmospheric conditions more reminisent of traditional landscape photography. His unique images are testament to his immense talent and passion for his subjects.