Competition Judges

With over 8,000 images competing for the title last year, here is the judging panel looking to determine the winners of our 2022 competition.

Let’s meet them!

Ross Hoddinott

Ross is a renowned landscape and wildlife photographer, having been internationally published and secured a string of awards for his work.

Ross leads workshops around the UK, and lives with his family in the south west of England.

Writing for Nature TTL since its inception in 2014, Ross is ready to pore over this year’s entries.

Lara Jackson

Lara jackson

Lara is a conservation biologist and award-winning wildlife photographer whose research has taken her around the world. Whilst she specialises in black rhino feeding ecology, she has also been fortunate enough to study dolphins off the coast of East Africa and mouse lemurs in Madagascar’s dry forests.

She strongly believes that raising awareness and increasing engagement is the key to successful conservation efforts. Lara is determined to use her camera as a voice for the voiceless and continue telling the stories of those who work tirelessly to conserve some of the most endangered species on the planet.

Sam Rowley

Sam is a wildlife photographer and wildlife filmmaker from the UK. He currently works for the BBC Natural History Unit as a researcher and drone pilot, working on ground-breaking television series.

Sam is best known for his photo of two mice fighting on the London Underground, which gained major international press coverage throughout 2019 and 2020.

Through his photography, Sam strives to find creative angles with wildlife and capture images that stand out from the crowd.

Margot Raggett

Margot is a former PR director turned wildlife photographer, and the driving force behind the Remembering Wildlife series of books.

So far more than 30,000 books have now been sold worldwide, and more than $1,000,000 has been distributed to conservation projects across Africa and Asia.

Nowadays, Margot dedicates most of her time to the book series and speaks passionately about her belief that wildlife photographers should be doing all in their power to protect the species they make their living from photographing.


Drew Buckley is a landscape, wildlife, commercial and timelapse photographer from South Wales. He’s the author of four books, and has been featured internationally for his work in many magazines and newspapers. He worked with the BBC Natural History Unit as the time-lapse photographer for two years in A Wild Year : Pembrokeshire.

Over 10 years as a professional, he’s worked on commissions with many national organisations and national parks, and his work has been awarded in various photography competitions. Drew is also an ambassador for LEE Filters.

Drew runs his own landscape and wildlife photography workshops around Pembrokeshire, Wales, including guiding for Dawn 2 Dusk and has been writing for Nature TTL since 2014.

Kevin Morgans

Kevin is a multi-award-winning wildlife photographer, tour leader, and photographic guide with a passion for UK wildlife.

Specialising in the British Isles, from the highest peaks to its stunning coastline, Kevin’s work celebrates the beauty of UK wildlife across the seasons. He is an experienced guide who has been running 1-2-1 and group workshops for many years, using this experience to pass on his knowledge of the natural world and how best to capture it.

Will Nicholls

Will is the founder of Nature TTL, and a professional wildlife photographer and television cameraman.

Will has been taking stills images since 2007, securing a number of international awards in the process. Nowadays he works in natural history film, often filming from height in the tree canopy.