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Welcome to birdstock home to David Tipling's top quality images of just about everything to do with birds.  Our archive provides extensive coverage of British and European species, plus some of the worlds most iconic birds from Resplendent Quetzals to Emperor Penguins.  We are proud to have the most in depth collection of images depicting birds in human culture, from Huli Wigmen to Mongolian Eagle hunters, ancient  Egyptian murals to Gould's exquisite paintings of the birds of paradise.
Not just birds!  David also has an extensive library covering many environmental and travel subjects, ranging from landscapes, to mammals, insects and a strong collection of images depicting kids enjoying the outdoors and nature.
Galleries for you to browse have been created, but all images are key worded and so you can search by typing your search terms in the box top right.
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David Tipling is one of the World's most widely published wildlife photographers renowned for his artistic images of birds

David Tipling is one of the World's most widely published wildlife photographers renowned for his artistic images of birds. His many accolades include a coveted European Nature Photographer of the Year Award (2002) for work on Emperor Penguins, and in North America, Nature's Best Indigenous Peoples Award (2009) for his pictures of Mongolian eagle hunters.

He is the author or commissioned photographer for many books including the RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography (Bloomsbury) and Penguins - Close Encounters (New Holland). In 2013 after 6 years work visiting 39 countries on all seven continents the critically acclaimed Birds & People (Random House) was published. Recently published books include Seabirds of the World, A Parliament of Owls, Empire of the Eagle (Yale) and an instant best seller with Princeton University Press, Britain's Birds. His latest book A Bird Photographer's Diary charts his 30 year career in pictures. David writes regularly for various magazines including Amateur Photographer.

TV and film work have seen appearances in front of the camera on the BBC including Springwatch and The One Show, while David has worked behind the camera making short films and with author Jonathan Franzen on the documentary Emptying the Skies.

David' s pictures hang in various collections around the World and have been projected in New York's Times Square, and exhibited in the Nikon Gallery in Japan and more recently the Mall Galleries in London and in a special celebration of bird photography at San Diego Zoo