Daniel Dugmore was born in Southampton, England in 1991.
He was introduced to photography in the Makgadikgadi Pans
whilst visiting family in Botswana. By the age of 16 he was
rarely seen outside without his trusty little Canon Powershot.
Daniel emigrated to Botswana when he was 21 to pursue his
passion of safari guiding and conservation photography.
In 2015 Daniel’s appetite for adventure took him to Angola in
search of the Eastern source of the Okavango Delta. The mission
was to canoe from the Eastern source of the Okavango to where
its waters seep into the Kalahari sand in the Makgadikgadi.
Unable to navigate the myriad of land mines he was forced to
begin the river descent in the upper the catchment of the
Okavango in Cuito Cuanavale. The team raised several
thousand pounds for the charity Rhinos Without Borders and travelled a distance of over 1,700km in 68 days.
More recently Daniel has been working on a series of creative promotional videos with The Marine Megafauna Foundation, an international organisation who protect marine life in the Americas, the Western Indian Ocean and South East Asia.
After travelling Africa and living in Botswana for 5 years working in the safari and nature photography industries Daniel moved to England to study photography formally in London. He uses his award winning imagery to inspire his audience to engage with the natural world and the vulnerable cultures living within it.
Selected Awards & Publications
The Last Elephants - Image and copy feature, International book publication, 2019
Monochrome Photography Awards - UK, 2018
The Zebra Awards - Black & White Photographer Of The Year - UK, 2018
The Fine Art Photography Awards - UK, 2018
Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers – UK, 2017
Shortlisted for Rising Star Award 2017.
Getaway Magazine, Publication - February 2017
Botswana Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition - Botswana, 2016
Peolwane Magazine, Publication - November 2016
Asilia Africa – Africa, Publication - 2015