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 17 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 Brown

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.