David Tipling is a wildlife photographer with a passion for birds. For more than a decade David ran a successful photographic agency before giving it up to be able to get back out in the field to shoot pictures. He has travelled widely picking up awards for his work conducted in far flung corners of the globe. They include the documentary award from the European Nature Photographer of the Year for his work on Emperor Penguins. In the US David was awarded the Nature’s Best Indigenous Peoples award for his work on Kazakh eagle hunters in western Mongolia. He is the author of a number of books including the RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography and writes regularly for various print and online magazines on photography. Most recently David was a member of the 2020 Vision team. He is currently working with author Mark Cocker on Birds and People, a book exploring the worldwide cultural importance of birds. A photographic monograph on Owls in collaboration with photographer Jari Peltömaki, and his own book on penguins, are also due out in 2013.