About Alex Hyde

Alex Hyde
I am a professional natural history photographer based in the Peak District National Park, UK. I first developed an interest in photography as a means of getting closer to the natural world. When composing a scene of an insect or spider through my macro lens, I am always struck with a sense of discovery. To this day I delight in revealing tiny details of subjects that would be missed by the naked eye. Many of my pictures involve photographing moving subjects smaller than a grain of rice, requiring highly specialised equipment and a fair measure of patience. Nature provides me with an endless array of fascinating subjects and I am confident that I will never tire of photographing them. In addition to my close-up work, I enjoy photographing wild places. Whether it is a local Peak District scene or a tangled tropical rainforest in Borneo, I strive to capture a sense of true wilderness in my compositions.

I am honoured to have won the Hidden Britain category in both the 2015 and 2017 British Wildlife Photography Awards. You can see my winning images here:

crane fly (2015) >>click 
green hydra (2017) >>click

Teaching is an important and enjoyable part of my business. I
 run photographic tours, workshops and one-day courses. If you are interested in photography tuition, please visit the tuition page of my site. 

A large volume of my work is represented on this website and rights-managed licenses and fine art prints can be purchased here. Additionally, I am represented by Nature Picture Library. Please note that all images on this site are copyright and I am unable to give any away for free (i.e. as desktop wallpaper, etc.) as I make my living from them.


A selection of my landscape work can be viewed at the Peak District Photography Gallery in Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK. Framed and mounted prints as well as cards are available to buy.


Bakewell Visitor Centre
Old Market Hall
Bridge Street
DE45 1DS

Opening times (7 days a week)
1 April until 31 October: 9:30am - 5:30pm
1 November until 31 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day


I always enjoy telling people about my work and my encounters with wildlife around the world. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about my rates and availability.

"Thanks again for a truly outstanding presentation. I don't think we have had a speaker who has generated more positive comments from members than yourself."
     Des Hessel (Programme Sec. Maidenhead CC)

"Hi Alex. I would just like to add my thanks to you for last night's wonderful lecture, I did notice you attracted quite a crowd afterwards, who I am sure were gleaning information to go out and have a go themselves, so I am expecting some 'Alex Hyde' type shots in future competitions, and I am also sure Lynne is planning for you to have a further visit."
     Keith Gordon (Chairman, Chapel Camera Club)

"I spoke to many of those attending last night and all were expressing how much they had enjoyed the evening and your outstanding photography, support information and accomplished presentational style. Nantwich Camera Club is greatly appreciative of the impetus you provided to our ambitions and we would hope to welcome you back in the near future."
Trevor Clowes (Programme Sec. Nantwich Camera Club)

Upcoming Talk Dates

December 12th, 2019 - 'Close Encounters' - Beeston Camera Club

January 23rd, 2020 - 'Close Encounters' - Keyworth Camera Club

January 30th, 2020 - 'Europe's Wild Places' - Chesterfield Photographic Society

March 19th, 2020 - Talk title TBC Willfield Camera Club

March 24th, 2020 - 'Close Encounters' - James Maude Camera Club

Past Talks

March 18th, 2019 @ 11.30am - 'Close Encounters' - The Photography Show, The Great Outdoors Stage

February 18th, 2019 - 'Rainforest' - Newark & District Photographic Society
Club website: http://www.newarkphotoclub.com/events_list.aspx

January 22nd, 2019 - 'The Peak District' - Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society

January 16th, 2019 - 'Europe's Wild Places' - Chapel Camera Club

January 10th, 2019 - 'Europe's Wild Places' - Cannock Photographic Society

December 13th, 2018 - 'Parrots, Penguins & Parasites' - Willfield Camera Club

December 3rd, 2018 - 'Close Encounters' - Bakewell Photo Club

January 15th, 2018 - 'Close Encounters' - Macclesfield Camera Club

January 9th, 2018 - 'Close Encounters' - Stafford Photographic Society

January 8th, 2018 - 'Europe's Wild Places' - Newark & District Photographic Society 

January 4th, 2018 - 'Close Encounters' - Chesterfield Photographic Society

December 14th, 2017 - 'Rainforest' - Willfield Camera Club

December 12th, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - Westfield Photographic Club

December 4th, 2017 - 'The Peak District' - South Manchester Camera Club

December 5th, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society

December 1st, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - RB Camera Club (Lincoln and District)

January 31st, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - Bedford Camera Club

January 10th, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - High Peak Group of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

December 8th, 2016 - 'Close Encounters' - Cheadle Hulme and Bramhall Natural History Society
Club website: http://www.cheadlehulmeweb.co.uk/clubs-societies/page/2/

November 24th, 2016 - 'Close Encounters' - Cannock Photographic Society
Club website: http://www.cannockps.co.uk

November 23rd, 2016 - 'Close Encounters' - Matlock Camera Club
Club website: http://www.matlockcameraclub.org.uk/section721105.html

November 21st, 2016 - 'Macro Matters' - techniques and equipment for macro photography - Newark & District Photographic Society
Club website: http://www.newarkphotoclub.com/events_list.aspx

November 17th, 2016 - 'The Peak District' - Sale Photographic Society

November 10th, 2016 - 'Europe's Wild Places' - Willfield Camera Club
Club website: http://www.willfieldcameraclub.co.uk

March 22nd, 2016 - 'Close Encounters' - Axholme Camera Club
Club website: http://www.axholmecameraclub.co.uk

March 18th, 2015 - Chairman's Evening at Rolls-Royce Photographic Society
Club website: http://rr-ps.org.uk/

March 28th, 2015 - FotoBuzz Creative Visions Conference
Website: http://www.foto-buzz.com/public/blog.php?user=Xmf!7S46

September 29th, 2015 - North Cheshire Photographic Society - Poynton
Club website: http://ncps.org.uk

October 5th, 2015 - Newark and District Photographic Society
Club website: 

November 15th, 2015 - Royal Photographic Society (East Midlands) - Nottingham
Website: http://www.rps.org/events/2015/november/22/two-speaker-day--john-bullpit-frps-and-alex-hyde-msc

November 28th, 2015 - FotoBuzz Creative Visions Conference
Website: http://http://www.foto-buzz.com/index.php?script=meetups&id=60

December 10th, 2015 - 'The Peak District' - Willfield Camera Club
Club website: http://www.willfieldcameraclub.co.uk

December 11th, 2015 - 'Close Encounters' Bolsover Camera Club
Club website: http://www.bolsovercameraclub.org.uk/index.html

January 21st, 2016 - Discover Wildlife Evening (Austria) with Wildlife Worldwide - Manchester


September 11th, 2016 - Scottish Nature Photography Festival


My photographs are used around the world in newspapers, books and magazines including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, BBC Wildlife magazine and New Scientist.