Morgan Trimble

Writer / Photographer

Morgan Trimble

I’m a freelance photographer and writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. I specialize in writing about the environment, science, and travel and telling stories through photography. I also enjoy exploring a diverse range of subjects with my work including art, street, culture, and food.

I have written and photographed articles for the Guardian, Wild, Getaway, Sawubona, Travel Africa, SA 4×4, Quest, Popular Mechanics, Africa Geographic, Safari, and others. I studied physics and biology at MIT and went on to complete a PhD in ecology. My scientific work has been published in a number of books and journals.

My photography has appeared widely in publications including the Washington Post, BBC Wildlife, BBC History, National Geographic News, the Sunday Times, Go!, Juice, and more. My photographs have been shown at the Iziko Museum in Cape Town and exhibitions in the US, South Africa, and Europe. My work has been recognized by a number of awards including first prize in the IUCN Terre Sauvage Save Our Species photo report, runner-up in Nature’s Best Photography Africa landscapes, first prize in BirdLife’s Wetlands of Life competition, both the Sunday Times Travel and Wildlife Photographer of the Month awards, and several awards from the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement’s Young Science Communicators and Science Lens competitions.

I’m available for assignments and have a large collection of stock photography available. Please contact me regarding projects or licensing or just to chat: morgantrimble at

Fine art prints are available at occasional exhibitions or via custom orders–follow me on Facebook for the latest shows or get in touch with your request.
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