<i>Lloyd</i> <i>Spencer</i> <i>Davis</i> <i> — </i> <i>photography</i>
<i>Lloyd</i> <i>Spencer</i> <i>Davis</i> <i> — </i> <i>photography</i>
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Lloyd Spencer Davis photography


Lloyd Spencer Davis' passion for photography precedes his passion for penguins. From the time he got his first Kodak Instamatic as a 13 year-old, he has seldom gone anywhere without a camera. He focuses mainly on nature photography, especially wildlife and landscapes. His photography has, from the outset, been an important complement to his writing.

Photography and Books

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Highly Commended, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year
LSD doesn't enter photography competitions, but the one time that he did, he received a Highly Commended Award from the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition for this photo of an Adelie penguin leaping out of the water. This was from a time when there was no such thing as motor drives and autofocus: it required anticipation, a knowledge of penguin behaviour, and a lot of patience. The image toured the world as part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition.

It is in Lloyd's books, however, where his images are most likely to appear. They have played an integral role in several of his books. Penguin: a season in the life of the Adélie Penguin, The Plight of the Penguin, Smithsonian Q&A Penguins and Waddle all rely heavily on his photography – as do, also, his articles for Natural History magazine. Even his more text-heavy books, such as A Polar Affair and Professor Penguin have inserts of his photographs.

His photography is also an important component of his research as a scientist and science communicator, where it forms an aspect of his research.

Lloyd Davis Photography

You can see more of Lloyd's photography at Lloyd Davis Photography, his website devoted to his photography, and by following him on Instagram.

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