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Will Burrard Lucas

Back in 2009, I was unable to find products that would allow me to achieve my vision, so I started to develop my own devices for getting my camera close to potentially dangerous wild animals. This led to the creation of BeetleCam, a remote-control buggy for my DSLR camera. I have since launched a company, Camtraptions Ltd, to further develop remote and camera trap products for forward thinking, innovative photographers and filmmakers.

I enjoy photographing wildlife all over the world but African wildlife has become my primary focus in recent years. I spent part of my childhood in Tanzania, where I first developed a passion for Africa and its wildlife. In 2012, I moved to Zambia for a year and I spent much of my time exploring the Luangwa Valley. I continued my work with BeetleCam and came back with unique images of elusive animals such as leopards and African wild dogs.

Since returning to the UK in 2013, I have released a new version of BeetleCam and started to work with remote-control copters as well.

I am passionate about wildlife conservation. I have partnered with a number of conservation organisationsaround the world, donating my time and images to help them with their fundraising activities. I also try to raise awareness for these organisations in my talks and on my website and social media channels. Ultimately, through my work, I aim to inspire people to celebrate and conserve the natural wonders of our planet.

In 2006 I founded Earth Shots, a photo of the day contest celebrating the beauty and diversity of our planet. I also set up Photo Competitions, a website promoting prestigious photography awards around the world. In 2014, I launched RAW Exposure, a business and marketing training platform for photographers.