Peter has been a freelance nature and conservation photographer since 2000 and is a founding director of The Wild Media Foundation, the Social Enterprise behind projects such as Tooth & Claw, Highland Tiger and 2020VISION. He was a co-founder and Business Director of the pan-European photography initiative Wild Wonders of Europe and in 2015 he founded SCOTLAND:The Big Picture. As part of a dedicated team, he produces compelling visual media that amplifies the case for a wilder Scotland.
He’s never considered himself a proper photographer, not really. Now don’t get him wrong, he loves working in wild places and he loves close encounters with wild animals, but photography itself - all the geeky stuff – it leaves him a bit cold. What he’s really passionate about is what photography can do. And what it can do is make you think and make you feel. It's that potential for informing and inspiring people about the role of wild nature in our lives, through visual storytelling, that gets him out of bed in the morning.
He lives in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. A friend once told him: Work hard. Have fun. Do good. He tries to do all three.
Here’s a link to Peter’s website: https://www.petercairnsphotography.com/Home .