I’m a freelance photographer and writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. I write about the environment, science, and travel and tell stories through photography. I’m an Emerging Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society’s 2019 Science Photographer of the Year.
I have written and photographed articles for the Guardian, Earth Island Journal, Wild, Getaway, Fodor’s Travel, Sawubona, Travel Africa, Hakai, SA 4×4, Quest, Popular Mechanics, Africa Geographic, Safari, and others. My photography has appeared widely in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Telegraph, Sunday Times, Lonely Planet, BBC Wildlife, BBC History, National Geographic News, Go!, Juice, and more.
My photographs have been shown at the Science Museum in London, the Iziko Museum in Cape Town and exhibitions in the US, South Africa, and Europe. I’m honored to have won a number of awards for my work including overall winner of the Royal Photographic Society’s Science Photographer of the Year (2019), first prize in Wilderness Safaris’ Photographic Competition in the Conserving Africa’s Wilderness category (2019), first prize in the IUCN Terre Sauvage Save Our Species photo report (2015), third prize in their Nature Image Awards telephoto category (2017), third prize in the Royal Photographic Society’s International Images for Science (2017), runner-up in Nature’s Best Photography Africa landscapes (2016), first prize in BirdLife’s Wetlands of Life competition (2015), both the Sunday Times Travel and Wildlife Photographer of the Month awards (2015), and several awards from the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement’s Young Science Communicators and Science Lens competitions (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017).
I grew up in Kansas, studied physics and biology at MIT, and completed an MSc and PhD in conservation ecology in Pretoria, South Africa. My scientific work has been published in a number of books and journals.
I’m available for assignments and have a large collection of stock photography available. Please contact me regarding projects or licensing: morgantrimble at gmail.com
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.