About Peter Cairns

Peter is a founder and Director of Northshots and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1999. During that time he’s racked up numerous competition awards, co-produced 5 books and initiated projects such as Tooth & Claw, Highland Tiger, Wild Wonders of Europe and 2020VISION. Peter is also a director of The Wild Media Company and Wild Scotland, the country's representative body on nature tourism. He is a Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

 

 

Landmarks

2014:

Appointed Director of Trees for Life

2013:

International Guest of Honour at Montier Photo Festival
Senior Fellow of International League of Conservation Photographers
Co-founder of Scottish Nature Photography Festival

2012:

2020VISION Roadshow launched
3rd time speaker at WildPhotos

2011:

First self-published book: CALEDONIA

2010:

Co-founder 2020VISION project
One of the top 40 most influential nature photographers

2009:

Director Wild Scotland

2008:

Co-founder Highland Tiger project
Invited guest of the International Environmental Photographers Association

2007:

Founding director Wild Media Foundation
Associate of the International League of Conservation Photographers

2006:

Founding director Wild Wonders of Europe

2004:

Co-founder Tooth & Claw predator project.

2003:

Co-authoured Wild Land with Mark Hamblin.

Awards

2013:

British Wildlife Photography Awards: Highly Commended
Asferico Photographer of the Year: Commended

2012:

British Wildlife Photography Awards: 2 x Highly commended

2011:

Asferico Photographer of the Year: Category runner up
British Birds Photographer of the Year: Runner up 
British Wildlife Photography Awards: 2 x Highly commended

2010:

Natures Best Photographer of the Year: Overall winner and Commended
BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Category runner up
Landscape Photographer of the Year: Commended

2009:

Natures Best Photographer of the Year: Highly commended   
Asferico Photographer of the Year: Commended

2008:

GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Commended

2007:

GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Commended

2006:

GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Commended

2004:

BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Highly commended

2003:

International Bird Photographer of the Year: Commended

2001:

International Bird Photographer of the Year: Runner up

In Press

Gallery of recent press articles featuring Peter Cairns and/or his work (26 images). Click thumbnails for larger images and pdf downloads.