Neil Aldridge is a conservationist, photographer and filmmaker, as well as a professional wildlife guide, speaker and author. His photography has won awards all over the world, including winning the World Press environment category, the overall title of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism award for environmental storytelling. His work has been published by National Geographic and BBC Wildlife magazine.
Aldridge is passionate about conservation. He focuses his efforts on creating stories that increase our understanding and awareness of conservation issues and inspire change. Neil's stories have documented efforts to save Africa’s wild dogs, rhinos and pangolins, as well as stories from the British countryside about the controversial badger cull debate, pheasant shooting and our relationship with foxes.
Neil Aldridge / Slow motion shot of Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) diving for and flying off with fish, Rothiemurchus, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, July.
Neil Aldridge / A lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) flying over grassland habitat at night. Devon, UK.
Neil Aldridge / White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) mother and calf, prepare to leave a boma - a secure enclosure - in the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana after being translocated from South Africa as part of...
Neil Aldridge / White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) male and female, face to face, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Zambia.
Neil Aldridge / Blindfolded and tranquilised adult White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) with a tracking tag lies and recovers in the Okavango Delta, northern Botswana, following a translocation operation that invol...
Neil Aldridge / Team of vets and conservation staff move a sedated White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) into a comfortable resting position in a secure enclosure known as a boma during a translocation operation to...
Neil Aldridge / White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) with a long horn, Marakele National Park, South Africa.
Neil Aldridge / Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) pups waiting at their den on Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli, Botswana.
Neil Aldridge / Two adult African jacanas (Actophilornis africanus) flying over reedbeds, Selinda Spillway, northern Botswana.
Neil Aldridge / White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) calf keeping close to its mother on Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa.
Neil Aldridge / Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) with a Yellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) on its back, nuzzling its mother at a waterhole, Chief's Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Neil Aldridge / Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) female standing framed by a fallen tree, Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Neil Aldridge / Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) yawning while sitting on a fallen tree in forests, Limpopo River, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Neil Aldridge / Spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) reassuring her tiny pup at the entrance to their den, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana.
Neil Aldridge / Squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides) flying over reedbeds, Selinda Spillway, northern Botswana. August.
Neil Aldridge / Spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) exploring the skeleton of an elephant, Selinda Spillway, northern Botswana.
Neil Aldridge / Portrait of an adult Spotted eagle owl (Bubo africanus) Table Mountain National Park, South Africa.
Neil Aldridge / Plain's zebra (Equus quagga) close up of face, Kariega Game Reserve. South Africa.
Neil Aldridge / Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) bull charging through the shallows of the Selinda Spillway, with another behind, northern Botswana, August.
Neil Aldridge / Lioness (Panthera leo) yawning in early morning light on Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa.
Neil Aldridge / African lion (Panthera leo) male lying in the middle of the Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia. Vulnerable
Neil Aldridge / Leopard (Panthera pardus) charging down a dry riverbank during an evening hunt, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. November.
Neil Aldridge / Leopard (Panthera pardus) male in vegetation, Chief's Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Vulnerable species.
Neil Aldridge / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female resting on the branch of a tree in the heart of Chief's Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Vulnerable species. The leopard is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN and i...
Neil Aldridge / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub peering out from thick vegetation in the heart of Chief's Island, Okavango Delta. Botswana
Neil Aldridge / Two Impalas (Aepyceros melampus) ewes grooming each other in evening light on South Africa's Kruger National Park.
Neil Aldridge / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) baby and its mother are reflected in the waters of the Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana. Vulnerable.
Neil Aldridge / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) crosses the Selinda Spillway, northern Botswana. Vulnerable.
Neil Aldridge / Portrait of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana) on Selinda Reserve, Botswana.
Neil Aldridge / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) walking in front of a setting sun on floodplains lining the Chobe River, northern Botswana. Vulnerable species.
Neil Aldridge / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) drinking in low evening light at a waterhole, Chobe District, Botswana. Vulnerable species.
Neil Aldridge / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) dust bathing on floodplains, Chobe River, Botswana. Vulnerable species.
Neil Aldridge / Eland (Tragelaphus derbianus) male in evening light, Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa
Neil Aldridge / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) staring back over its shoulder, black and white. Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe, August.
Neil Aldridge / Caracal (Caracal caracal) Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa.
Neil Aldridge / African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) blurred motion photograph, Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe.
Neil Aldridge / African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) pup peers around the base of a giant baobab tree on Save Valley Conservancy. Zimbabwe.
Neil Aldridge / Purple heron (Ardea purpurea) fishing at sunset, Zibadianja Lagoon, Selinda Reserve, Northern Botswana.
Neil Aldridge / Lesser masked weaver (Ploceus intermedius) male at nest entrance, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana.
Neil Aldridge / Portrait of an African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) wearing a radio collar in dense mopane bushveld, Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa, February 2010.
Neil Aldridge / Okavango robbers (Rhabdalestes maunensis) fish swimming up the temporary Selinda Spillway, northern Botswana. This shallow river cuts across the Kalahari Desert and joins the Okavango River system wit...
Neil Aldridge / Young Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing on its hind legs near the edge of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana, April.
Neil Aldridge / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing and keeping watch while another excavates a burrow in soft sand before disappearing underground for the night. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana, April.
Neil Aldridge / African Lion (Panthera leo) cub reaches for a moment of intimacy with its father, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana
Neil Aldridge / Two juvenile Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) inside a shelter at Secret World, a wildlife rehabilitation centre, Somerset, England, UK. August.
Neil Aldridge / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub in a rehabilitation enclosure at the Fox Project in Kent, UK. May.
Neil Aldridge / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) standing alert while hunting for food in a meadow, Berkshire, England, UK. June.
Neil Aldridge / Female Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) peering through the bars of her cage after being treated for mange at wildlife hospital, The Fox Project, Kent, England, UK. August.