From a young age William Steel was captivated by the wildlife that surrounded him. Raised in Botswana, he was able to explore and discover the beauty of untamed wilderness, and it sparked in him a love for nature.
William has always had an interest in birdlife, and that is where his photographic journey began. As his hobby blossomed into a passion, and then a career, he began to turn his focus to storytelling.
Great photography is a combination of beauty and intrigue. William has always tried to focus on these aspects regardless of the subject that he is photographing. His goal is to capture emotion.
“I am fortunate enough to call photography my career, but first and foremost it is my passion.”
William is passionate about wildlife and conservation. His love for nature encompasses his photographic work. He believes that photography is a tool to inspire and captivate, and hopes to change the way we view the natural world. He aims to break boundaries in the photographic industry through his unconventional artistic style. His love for photography is only matched by his desire to travel and discover the beauty of our planets natural history.
William’s photographic work has been awarded in several international competitions such as the Botswana photographer of the year. His images have been featured in several international books including the world renowned publications; Remembering Elephants and its sequel Remembering Rhino’s. Which, so far, have made a combined charitable contribution of over £275,000 for Elephant and Rhino conservation. William has also been featured in numerous regional and International magazines, including the BBC Wildlife magazine. Williams work has been exhibited internationally, and thanks to Remembering Wildlife initiative, his photography has been presented at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
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