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About John

Specialising in animal photography, as well as portraits John loves to photograph animals in action. His philosophy is that the subject should enjoy the experience of being photographed as much as he enjoys taking them. He loves his work and says that if he won the lottery he would still do the same as he does now.

John has been photographing animals professionally for over 35 years and remembers taking photos of birds in his garden as a child aged 11.

The john daniels animal photogarphy website is a show case gallery of one of the UK’s most respected animal photographers with a library of over 22,000 images of wildlife and domestic animals.

John travels extensively and takes over 30,000 images per year and only the very best are sent to his library. He has been represented by ardea since 1979 and you can view more of his images at

You will have already seen John's work because many of his images have been published in books, magazines and calendars, on greeting cards and used in advertising campaigns.

Whether you need you pet dog or cat photographed or something more unusual for a particular project, John will be able to help. His past commissions have included a male lion jumping for an African airline to a garden snail used in an advertising campaign.

Here are some of John's Blue Chip Clients:
Royal Horticultural Society British Telecom
Dorling Kindersley Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Worldwide Fund for Nature The Times
BBC Radio Times BBC Wildlife Magazine
National Geographic - USA Highgrove Foods
Africa One Bayer  (Drontal)
Anness Publishing Peoples Dispensary for sick animals
Butchers Pet Food Arden Grange Pet Food
The Film: Calendar Girls