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James Shooter is a nature photographer and filmmaker originally from Derbyshire, now living and working in the Cairngorms National Park. Having gained a BSc in Zoology with Conservation and an MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging, James has a deep fascination with conservation science and a passion for finding ways to communicate stories through a variety of different media.

In 2016 James became one of the directors at SCOTAND: The Big Picture, a social enterprise dedicated to rewilding advocacy and communications. The team hopes to bring inspiring and innovative stories to life that showcase the very best this country has to offer.

James is a seasoned guide and offers wildlife photography hides in Scotland alongside 1:1 guided days, wildlife photography holidays through Natures Images and Wildlife Worldwide, and rewilding retreats through SCOTLAND: The Big Picture.

James's photography work has been featured in numerous books and magazines and has contributed footage to TV programs such as BBC's Winterwatch and Channel 5's Wild Britain. He has also had his work recognised in several photography competitions, most recently in 2018 with a "Highly Commended" in the British Wildlife Photography Awards. 

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