Sue is a professional and award-winning wildlife and travel photographer. Sue was born in North Wales and attended The Queen’s School, Chester. A Durham University zoology graduate, she went on to become a wildlife film-maker, spending 11 years with the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, working on The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and the Disney movie Earth.
She left the BBC in 2005 to concentrate on her photography and was thrilled to be taken on by Getty Images. Sue’s adventures on nearly 40 trips to the Arctic and Antarctic have taken her from camping at -40°C, working on Russian icebreakers on trips to the North Pole and living with Inuit hunters on the floe edge, to diving with leopard seals in the Antarctic. Recognition of Sue’s work includes awards in the following competitions: International Photographer of the Year, International Garden Photographer of the Year, Travel Photographer of the Year, the Art Wolfe (Best of Festival) Award in the International Conservation Photography Awards and a Royal Photographic Society Silver Medal.
Her first book, Cold Places, was awarded in the International Photography Awards in 2011. Her career highlight was to be invited to meet Her Majesty the Queen, at Buckingham Palace in 2011 as a result of her photography. A close second was working with David Attenborough over the course of her BBC career. Sue lives in North Wales, though she is often to be found in some far-flung location. She is represented by Getty Images.