Richard Young

Professional landscape, nature and wildlife photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand

Richard Young’s stunning photographs of nature and the wilderness are known for capturing intimate details and awe-inspiring vistas that will reach out and capture your heart. His passion for the wild landscape, nature and wildlife is what motivates him to create these beautiful images of our natural world.

Richard Young is a professional landscape, nature and wildlife photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand where he has his own photography gallery. He was born in Sussex, England and grew up on a country estate in the South Downs National Park where he developed a love for the natural world. In 2004 he first travelled to New Zealand, choosing to make it his home. He has spent time hiking and climbing in some of the country’s most remote and wild places, capturing photographs of awe-inspiring and unspoilt places. Richard has also travelled extensively, including across Africa, building a reputation as a fine wildlife photographer as well as adding to his landscape portfolio.

Richard’s photography has been recognised in numerous competitions, including awards at The International Landscape Photographer of the Year, The Fine Art Photography Awards, The International Photography Awards. Richard also won the ‘Best Landscape Photograph’ at the Banff Mountain Photography Competition. His works sell as fine art prints from his own gallery in Wellington and have been widely exhibited across New Zealand, Canada, America and England in both solo and group exhibitions.

Richard runs specialised photography workshops and tours in New Zealand, helping people to improve their photography and experience stunning and inspirational locations across the country. His photography is captured on both digital and medium format film, always being drawn back to the beauty and quality of a perfectly exposed film transparency. Images are also available under licence for commercial use. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on the site, please enquire. There are a large selection of images not exhibited on the website. Richard Young is also available for commissioned work.

Interview with Richard Young – By the IPA

Interview with Richard Young – Landscape Photography Magazine

Photography Awards

Photography Awards
Photography Awards

2016

Fine Art Photography Awards, London [Nomination award in Fine Art Landscape Photography]

The International Photography Awards [Honours in Landscape Photography]

2015

International Landscape Photographer of the Year [Top 101 landscape photograph of the year 2015]

International Photography Awards [3rd place in Night Photography]

Fine Art Photography Awards, London [Nomination award in Fine Art Night Photography] & [Nomination award in Fine Art Landscape Photography]

ND Awards [Honorable Mention in Fine Art Landscape Photography] & [Honorable Mention in Tree Photography]

2014

Wildlife Photographer of the Year [Finalist]

2013

The International Photography Awards [Honours in the nature & wildlife]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year [Finalist]

The Oasis, International Award of Wildlife and Nature Photography [Finalist]

2012

The Oasis, International Award of Wildlife and Nature Photography [Finalist]

Maria Luisa Memorial, International Mountain, Nature and Adventure Photography awards [Finalist]

Snow and Ice Exhibition [Selected]

2011

Photographer’s Forum, Best of Photography 2102 [Selected]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year [Finalist]

Outdoor Photographer of the Year [Acceptance]

One Life Photography Contest [Acceptance]

CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year [Short-listed]

Natural Playground Exhibition [Selected]

2010

Banff Mountain Photography Competition, Canada [Winner, Best Landscape Photograph of 2010]

New Zealand Alpine Club [Honours, Alpine General] & [Acceptance, Alpine Nature]

Wellington Alpine Club [Champion, Alpine Activity] & [Honours, Photojournalism]

2009

Wellington Alpine Club [Champion, Alpine General]