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Born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, I discovered my passion for photography at eight years old when I began to experiment with my Grandfather’s Rolleiflex camera.

In my late twenties, I worked as lodge manager at the Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, and Mombo safari camps for over ten years in the Okavango Delta allowing me to deeply immerse myself within the wildlife and natural habitat of Botswana. My photographic work from that time culminated in winning the Botswana Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in 2012 and my wildlife imagery was used extensively by Wilderness Safaris, the largest safari operator in Southern Africa, within their marketing material. In addition, in 2011-12, I worked as camera assistant to Brad Bestelink on the documentary film "A Wild Dogs Tale", which aired on Nat Geo Wild.

Since then my wildlife and travel imagery has been published in many magazines, books and websites, including GEO, Africa Geographic, National Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, The Times, Travel Africa Magazine, International Lifestyle Magazine, Peolwane, Air Botswana's Magazine, Joburg Style Magazine and Bridget Hilton - Barber's Guide to Southern Mozambique, amongst others.

Based in London since 2014, I continue to specialise in wildlife and travel photography. I maintain and regularly update an extensive library from my worldwide travels and produce prints for editors, private collectors and interior designers. I also run photography workshops worldwide in collaboration with artist retreats, the latest being in Mauritius. 

In addition, I work extensively within the film location industry here in the UK, specialising in commercials. 


2017 Travel Photographer of the Year - Finalist - Destinations portfolio category

2016 Travel Photographer of the Year - Commended, Nature & Wildlife category

2016 Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Animal Photography Awards - Final Judging Round

2016 Botswana Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Winner, Aerial & Underwater category

2015 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Finalist

2015 Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Final Judging Round

2013 Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Final Judging Round

2012 Botswana Wildlife Photographer of the Year

2012 Africa Geographic / Canon Photography competition winner


Contact: ryan@ryan-green.net

Telephone: +44 (0) 7432 195904