Who We Are

We’re a group of photographers and visual media specialists who have formed a company just like any other. Well, not quite like any other. The Wild Media Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and set up as a Social Enterprise, which means there is no shareholding and that all profits are reinvested in the company. We’re a charity in all but name. 

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Peter Cairns

For 15 years Peter has been using his images to inspire and inform a wide audience. The author of six books to date, Peter is a founding Director of The Wild Media Foundation and was co-founder of projects such as Tooth & Claw, Highland Tiger, Wild Wonders of Europe, 2020VISION and more recently, SCOTLAND: The Big Picture. An advocate for rewilding, Peter is a serving Board Member of Trees for Life and is a Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

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Mark Hamblin

Mark Hamblin is a founding Director of The Wild Media Foundation and has worked as a professional nature photographer for the past 20 years. He has contributed to, and co-managed, numerous conservation projects including Wild Wonders of Europe, Tooth and Claw, Highland Tiger, 2020VISION and more recently, SCOTLAND: The Big Picture. Previously widely travelled, Mark is now focused on documenting the stories of a wilder Scotland and its wildlife from his base in the Cairngorms National Park.

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James Shooter

James has a strong interest in conservation science and a passion for exploring ways of communicating ideas, stories and opinions. James recently became a director of The Wild Media Foundation and helps develop multimedia narratives for a range of conservation bodies.

 
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Emma Blyth

Based in the Scottish Highlands, Emma is a freelance marketing professional with a background in the nature and conversation photography industries. She recently became a director of The Wild Media Foundation has worked on various visual media projects including 2020VISION, Tooth & Claw and Wild Wonders of Europe.

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Chris Hatch

Chris is self-employed as a consultant in ecology, biodiversity and wildlife conservation, having previously worked as a conservation and environmental education manager in the water industry. Based in South Wales, Chris sits on a number of Local Biodiversity Partnerships and wildlife trust committees, leading wildlife walks and presenting illustrated talks. He has also contributed text and photographs to a number of books, publications and calendars.

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John MacPherson

John has used photography in a variety of innovative ways during his 35 year professional career, working with disadvantaged young people and adults with learning difficulties, earning major arts awards for his students. John's work has been exhibited in several countries, and his images of adults with Downs Syndrome engaged in environmental education were displayed at Buckingham Palace.