WRITER | PHOTOGRAPHER | ZOOLOGIST | CONSERVATIONIST | WORKSHOP LEADER
Hello. Welcome to my website. I’ve been a writer and photographer for around 30 years and I’d love to share with you my passion for photography, wildlife and travel. Please explore these pages to find out about my latest book (Family Wildlife Adventures), read travel articles, subscribe to my blog or book a one-to-one photography workshop in the Cotswolds, Cornwall or Lake District. You can also browse some of my photography portfolios (from Alaska to Tanzania) and support vital conservation work through the World Land Trust by purchasing a signed limited-edition print. Thank you for taking the time to visit. If there’s anything I can help you with, please feel free to contact me.
FAMILY WILDLIFE ADVENTURES
Connecting with nature. Back to the real world. That's what this book is all about. From island-hopping in the Isles of Scilly to wild camping along Scotland's Whale Trail, Family Wildlife Adventures is full of inspiration for exploring Britain's amazing wildlife with your children.
Published by Bradt in October 2021
Let's connect! If you like wildlife, landscape or travel photography, you may enjoy taking a look at my Instagram portfolio (just tap the icon above). Please leave a comment and follow me – it would be great to say ‘hi’ and share some thoughts on photography. I also post regularly on Facebook – it’s where you can find out about my forthcoming photography workshops (including special offers and late availability), recently published books and articles, as well as any interesting news stories that have caught my eye.
Prefer to email? No problem, just use the link below to drop me a message, whether you’d like to enquire about a workshop, commission some travel content or discuss ways in which we might collaborate on a new wildlife or family travel project. I look forward to hearing from you.
Join me for a one-to-one, full-day, tailor-made photo workshop in the Cotswolds, Cornwall and Lake District. You can also register your interest for week-long photography holidays in Iceland. They're ideal for anyone keen to learn more about the art of photography. Be inspired. Get creative. Improve your photography. Click on the images below to find out more.
PHOTOGRAPHS & LIMITED-EDITION PRINTS
View a selection of my photography portfolios by clicking any of these images. Hit the button to see photographs that can be licensed through AWL Images, or visit the online store where sales of my limited-edition prints support conservation work by the World Land Trust.
SUPPORTING CONSERVATION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
A selection of my photographs are available to purchase as high-quality, limited-edition prints, with proceeds donated to the vital conservation work of the World Land Trust – an international conservation charity saving the planet's most biologically important and threatened habitats, tackling climate change and protecting critically endangered species.
SO, WHO ARE YOU...?
OK, here’s a bit of blurb… An award-winning journalist, author and photographer, William Gray has 30 years' experience working for magazine publishers, conservation organisations and as a widely-published freelancer. A zoologist, conservationist and passionate advocate of responsible tourism, he has received over 20 journalism awards, including AITO Travel Writer of the Year and BGTW Travel Photographer of the Year. Will has written for numerous publications, from National Geographic Traveler and The Sunday Times to BBC Wildlife, Wanderlust and Travel Africa. Will’s books include the bestselling Travel with Kids, Cornwall with Kids and Wildlife Travel (Footprint) – his next book, with Bradt Travel Guides, is due out in 2021. Nearly 1,000 of Will's travel, landscape and wildlife photographs are represented by leading picture library, AWL Images, while his photography workshops include one-to-one tuition days in the Cotswolds, Cornwall and Lake District. An experienced speaker, Will was a presenter on the BBC Holiday programme and regularly gives talks and seminars at shows like Destinations and the Adventure Travel Show.
Why wildlife and family travel?
That’s a good question! Everyone needs a lucky break in this business and I had mine in the early 1990s following my zoology degree and a stint of volunteer work on the Great Barrier Reef. It led to my first book being commissioned. The research for Coral Reefs & Islands – The Natural History of a Threatened Paradise ignited my wanderlust, taking me from the South Pacific to Belize and the Maldives. I was thrilled when it was highly commended in the 1993 Conservation Book Prize. Still focussed on wildlife and responsible travel, I began widening the net, writing for newspapers and magazines and selling my photographs through picture libraries. One or two guidebook commissions came my way and I started giving photography talks on cruise ships and at travel shows. Then we had twins and family travel, well, just sort of happened! I began to break that cardinal rule of business: ‘Never work with children or animals’!
LATEST POSTS FROM MY BLOG
I’ve divided my blog into Photography, Wildlife Travel, Family Travel, Country Guides, City Guides, Places to Stay, Things to Do and Reviews. If you go to my blog page, you can search for posts in any of these categories. The three most recent posts are shown below. Dip in and have a browse! If you like what you see, please do consider subscribing (it’s totally free!) so that I can notify you when a new post is published.