About Alex Hyde
Welcome. 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.
VISIT THE GALLERY
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 CentreOld Market HallBridge StreetBakewellDerbyshireDE45 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
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.