A group of photographers chase the milky way up in the Wanaka high country in New Zealand
Richard Young lives in Wellington, New Zealand, he was born in Sussex, England and first travelled to New Zealand in 2004, falling in love with the country. He has spent time hiking and climbing in some of the country’s most remote and wild places capturing beautiful landscape photographs. Richard has also travelled extensively across Africa to spend time taking photographs in some of worlds most famous game reserves, building a reputation as a fine wildlife photographer as well as adding to his landscape portfolio. He believes his images of wilderness and wildlife are increasingly important in this urbanised world where, regrettably, people spend less time in awe-inspiring, natural and unspoilt places. His photographs hopefully raise awareness of our natural heritage that needs protection including species like the rhino that face extinction. Richard Young's Photography has been widely exhibited across New Zealand, England, Canada and America in both solo, and group exhibitions including the Darkroom Gallery in Vermont, the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, New Zealand Mountain Film Festival and the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Canada. His photography has been recognised and awarded in numerous international competitions, including the award of "Best Landscape Photograph" at the 2010 Banff Mountain Photography Competition.