About

I have been passionate about wildlife since a very early age and a serious birder since my early teens. I have travelled widely through Europe, Asia and Africa in search of some of the greatest wildlife experiences on the planet.

I have previously co-led birding trips in Sweden, Netherlands & USA at some of the birding festivals such as the Space Coast, Rio Grande Valley and San Diego. I have previously led photographic tours to Kenya in search of Africa’s Big 5 mammals, Cheetah & African Wild Dog for a specialist wildlife tour company.

My images have been widely published in books, magazines and journals in UK and US and I am an established & popular speaker on the RSPB/Bird Club circuit in the UK.

Image shows Chris Galvin with Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinoceros
During my Big 5 Photographic Safari to Kenya in September 2017, I was humbled to introduce the clients to the “Last Man Standing” Sudan. A 44-year-old Northern White Rhinoceros, who was the last male of his kind. Sudan sadly has since had since passed away due to old age. Efforts are ongoing to try to resurrect this rhino sub-species via in-vitro fertilisation of Sudan’s sperm by implanting embryos into Southern White Rhinoceros females.

Recently, I have combined my love of photography with my taste in music and enjoyed photographing live rock bands from the photo pit. Images taken at some of these rock concerts have recently been used on tour posters, publicity shots and an album cover.

For more than a decade I have worked in the UK sports optics industry as a Regional Account Manager for Opticron. Part of my job means I  have to work closely with some of the largest wildlife charities in the UK & Europe, which means I get to visit a lot of great natures reserves.

When not at work, I can usually be found behind the lens, either in the field or at a gig.

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