From the team at BBC Wildlife Magazine

Episode One: In The Field with Sam Hobson

In the first episode of BBC Wildlife Magazine's Photography Masterclass, presenter Mark Carwardine speaks to Sam Hobson about photographing urban foxes.

Published: April 15, 2021 at 11:00 am
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In the first episode, presenter Mark Carwardine speaks to the Bristol-based wildlife and conservation photographer Sam Hobson, about how he captured his stunning image of a red fox in front of the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.


The series will consist of ten videos, released weekly on Thursdays from 15 April. For each episode, free fact sheets are available to download from Mark Carwardine's website.

Watch the first episode now:

About the presenter

Zoologist Mark Carwardine is a widely published wildlife photographer, an award-winning writer, a TV and radio presenter, a best-selling author of more than 50 books, and an outspoken environmentalist.

He was also Chair of the Judging Panel of the prestigious ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ competition for seven years and was selected as one of ‘The World’s 40 Most Influential Nature Photographers’ in Outdoor Photography magazine.

Mark Carwardine is the presenter of the BBC Wildlife Photography Masterclass series
Mark Carwardine is the presenter of the BBC Wildlife Photography Masterclass series

He presented BBC Radio 4’s weekly programme Nature for many years and is best known for his Last Chance to See books, radio series and TV series with the late Douglas Adams and Stephen Fry. He has been writing a conservation column in BBC Wildlife magazine every month since 2004.

About the guest

Sam Hobson is an award-winning wildlife and conservation photographer who specialises in capturing urban wildlife, including foxes, peregrine falcons, and goshawks.


His images have appeared in a variety of publications and competitions, including BBC Wildlife Magazine, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and British Wildlife Photography Awards.

March 2020 cover
The March 2020 cover of BBC Wildlife Magazine, featuring one of Sam Hobson's urban fox images.


Mark CarwardineZoologist, activist, author and presenter

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