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 

Wildlife Category - Honourable Mention

Photojournalism Category - Honourable Mention


The Zebra Awards - Black & White Photographer Of The Year - UK, 2018

Landscape & Nature Category - 3rd Place

Landscape & Nature Category - Finalist

Landscape & Nature Category - Finalist


The Fine Art Photography Awards - UK, 2018

Animals & Wildlife Category - Nominee


Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers – UK, 2017


New Scientist International, publication Wildebeest no more: The death of Africa’s great migrations - UK, December 2017

Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer Of The Year - London, 2017

Shortlisted for Rising Star Award 2017.

Getaway Magazine, Publication -  February 2017

Getaway Magazine February 2017

Botswana Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition - Botswana, 2016

Category Winner - Man and Environment

Category Runner Up - Black & White

Peolwane Magazine, Publication - November 2016 

Asilia Africa – Africa, Publication - 2015

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