Tour Guide Profile: Elliott Neep
Elliott is an award-winning professional wildlife photographer supplying stock images to Getty Images and Frank Lane Picture Agency (FLPA). Elliott’s images regularly feature in books, greeting cards, calendars, magazines, and the national press.. Alongside his photographer and guiding roles, Elliott produces feature illustrated articles and has his own column in Practical Photography magazine, one of Britain’s leading photography monthlies.
Elliott was raised in Middlesex on the borders of Greater London’s green-belt country. After studying Business & Marketing, Elliott spent several years in IT working for Intel Corporation among others, before concluding that the ‘office suit’ would simply never fit. Early in 2002, Elliott took up a new vocation in photography – studying, practicing, and shooting every day. By the summer of 2002, Elliott began freelancing with eHouse, a property photography agency.
By 2005, wildlife photography had become a full-time career. Elliott won his first award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005, with subsequent exhibition images and awards in The International Photographer of the Year, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Windland Smith Rice International Awards (Natures Best), and the International Loupe (Aperture) Awards.
In 2012, Elliott will be guiding photographers in the Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti in Tanzania, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, forest realms of Finland, the Svalbard Archipelago in the Norwegian High-Arctic, the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.