David Chapman is passionate about the protection of our wild places, and is a former trustee of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. He is a professional photographer and writer, and his work is featured regularly in BBC Wildlife Magazine, Natural World, Bird Watching, Bird Art & Photography, Cornwall Today, Cornwall Life, MMM, The Caravan Club Magazine, Saga online magazine, Wild Cornwall, and Smallholder. His photographs are stocked by a number of photographic libraries.
David’s photographs frequently win competitions at both local and national levels. In 2011 he won the Wildlife in the Garden section of the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2011 awards, with a photo of a tadpole emerging through the water’s surface. He has twice won double awards from the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild for Photography and Excellence in Writing, and in 2010 was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ by the Guild for his wildlife photography. His photograph of a great spotted woodpecker drumming was a finalist in the 2010 International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, and in 2011 two of his images went through to the final round of judging in that competition. Read more about it, and see the images on our News page.
David is the author of Wild about Cornwall, Penwith Moods, Birds of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Exploring the Cornish Coast, Wildflowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, St Ives and St Ives Bay, Inspirational Islands: The Isles of Scilly, A Cornish Year, Walking in Penwith, Photographing Cornwall and Walking on the Lizard, and photographer for Iconic Cornwall.
Find out more about David and his work on his website.