Ben was the 2007 overall winner of the Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – with this stunning image ‘Elephant Creation’. Ben Osborne has been a freelance photographer for 20 years. He specialises in wildlife and landscape photography but also shoots a wide variety of other outdoor subjects, ranging from oil spills to fell-running.

He has worked on all seven continents but is best known for his images of Antarctica in the book of the BBC series “Life in the Freezer”. His work has been published in numerous magazines including National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Geo, Radio Times and Hello! He works regularly with BBC film crews, taking publicity and editorial stills for major wildlife series – most recently for “Blue Planet” – and has worked in the UK for a variety of tourist and government organisations. Ben is also involved with a number of arts projects which involve touring with his audio-visual presentations. Ongoing projects include working on visual backdrops to “Mr.Darwin’s Dream” (an opera about evolution) and providing stills for another major BBC series “Planet Earth”, the sequel to “Blue Planet”.