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James Reardon, Conservationist

Photographing Nature

James Reardon is a conservationist, zoologist, wildlife cinematographer and film maker. He has been working as a lighting and wildlife cameraman since 1996. James’ background in photography and cinematography includes working with a range of international broadcasters including the renown BBC Natural History Unit and also as the staff wildlife cinematographer for Oxford Scientific Films. Recognition of this work included Panda Awards from the Wildscreen Film Festival and an Emmy nomination for cinematography in 2004.

Over the past fifteen (ok, it’s getting closer to 20..) years he has called Wales, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Juneau in Alaska, Athens, Greece, Dunedin in New Zealand, England and Sri Lanka home, and had the privilege of seeing many other parts of our planet. James is a zoologist, applied conservationist, with a special interest in herpetology, although his work has covered many different taxa and ecosystems, whilst also remaining very busy with filmmaking, cinematography and stills photography. James holds a PhD in ecology and has over a decade of experience in conservation delivery in some of the world most ecologically and politically challenging environments.



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