John Beatty is one of Britain’s most exciting and stimulating nature, travel and adventure photographers. His work is chiefly concerned with the timeless rhythms of the natural world, its beauty and simplicity and man’s place within it.

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For thirty years, John has ventured across the world returning with stories of his experiences of the wilderness which few have encountered. He has witnessed darkness and fire with Kalahari bushmen; wolves, walrus and streams of caribou in Aleutian Alaska; collected shells from Pacific beaches, run with wilderbeests in the ancient dusts of Serengeti; hiked to hidden springs of Grand Canyon. His travels are infused with adventure and wonderment, from Galapagos to the Andes, Namibia, Mongolia and the Amazon Basin. Closer to home, John has photographed almost all wild land locations in Britain, from the windswept tors of Cornwall to white strands of the Outer Hebrides.

As a photographer of wilderness it is the drama of landscape, its biodiversity and wild weather that attracts him most. Major expeditions including seven months spent in Antarctica, a winter in Spitzbergen and an historic four hundred mile traverse of the Greenland Icecap, John's assignments have taken him to some of the wildest lands on Earth.


Journal Entries

New book: KINDER SCOUT – The People's Mountain

Words by Ed Douglas | Photography by John Beatty Read More →

Fungi Hunting in Winter Woods

Woodlands in Britain are quiet in winter. In the Peak District where I live we are surrounded by mixed woods. Sycamore, beech, larch and birch flank many of our valley sides. After prolonged rain when the dank trees are dripping on to soggy leaf mould it is a great time to go hunting for a few common fungi species.  Read More →