David Tipling is one of the worldâ€™s most widely published wildlife photographers renowned for his artistic images of birds. His many accolades include a coveted European Nature Photographer of the Year Award (2002) for work on Emperor Penguins, and in North America, Natureâ€™s Best Indigenous Peoples Award (2009) for his pictures of Mongolian eagle hunters. He is the author or commissioned photographer for many books including the RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography (Bloomsbury) and Penguins â€“ Close Encounters (New Holland). In 2013 after 6 years work visiting 39 countries on all seven continents the critically acclaimed Birds & People (Random House) was published. David writes regularly for various magazines including Amateur Photographer and Wild Planet Photography Magazine in which he has a monthly column on all things related to bird photography.