About the Photographer

 Charles Davis (or Charlie as his friends know him) has been photographing the amazing natural world around him for the past seven years. Primarily focusing on Australian wildlife in and around his home in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. Charlie’s family has owned a large sheep farm near Cooma, NSW for six generations and it is here that he finds much of the inspiration for his work. The knowledge gained about the Australian high country, through generations of farming, hiking, and skiing, has been a massive asset in understanding the animals and their habitats in order to capture the amazing world seen in Charlie’s photos. Charlie has recently finished a Bachelor of Ecology, which has become a very valuable asset to his career as a professional Nature photographer.

The style of Charlie’s work is a fine art approach, creating large beautiful prints in very limited edition sets. As the moments he captures are fleeting and never seen again, so too are the number of prints created. A lot of the artistic inspiration that can be attributed to Charlie’s work comes from his two aunts and his grandfather, who are all highly regarded landscape painters.

His photos have been published in many magazines such as R.M. Williams Outback; Great Walks; Wild; and in CSIRO papers and publications such as Australian High Country Raptors. Charlie’s work has been sold to private collectors around the world and has won numerous awards.

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Awards

2016

Ecology Society of Australia Ecology in Action Photo Competition | Best Portfolio Prize: Winner | Ecology in Action: 2nd and 3rd

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year | Monochrome: 1st Place | Animal Habitat: Highly Commended

BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year | 4 images shortlisted

 2015

National Geographic Por El Planeta | Animal Portrait: Highly Commended

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year |Animal Portrait: Runner-up

BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year | 6 images shortlisted

 2014

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year | Monochrome: 1st Place

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year |Threatened Species: Highly Commended

Publications

Australian Geographic, Issue 140, 2017, This year's best wildlife photos

Australian Geographic, Issue 140, 2017, This year's best wildlife photos

We're waddling away from winter today in AG with the release of our September/October issue! We adore our wintery cover model, a common wombat, captured by photographer Charles Davis in Kosciuszko National Park.

Outback Mag Issue, 113, 2017, Fresh Prints

Outback Mag Issue, 113, 2017, Fresh Prints

For many years, photographer Charles Davis, of Cooma, NSW, has ventured into the cold to capture images of a wide variety of native and feral animals in the snow. One of his most controversial subjects is brumbies.

Outback Mag Issue 108 2016 A Holey Revelation

Outback Mag Issue 108 2016 A Holey Revelation

A team of scientists is revealing the secret lives of waterholes in Central Australia and the myriad creatures they sustain

Outback Mag Issue 104 2016, Dalgety, NSW 2628

Outback Mag Issue 104 2016, Dalgety, NSW 2628

The nation’s loss seems to have been Dalgety’s gain, as the town that was almost our capital remains a quiet, historic spot on the Snowy.

Outback Mag Issue 102 2015 A Tale of Two Towns

Outback Mag Issue 102 2015 A Tale of Two Towns

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme remains one of our country’s greatest engineering achievements. Its impacts – socially, culturally and economically – continue to be felt in the town of Adaminaby.

Outback Mag Issue 101 2015 Men from Snowy River

Outback Mag Issue 101 2015 Men from Snowy River

Each year at The Man from Snowy River Festival at Corryong, Vic, Banjo Paterson’s classic poem is re-enacted.

Outback Mag Issue 100 2015 Snowy Stop Over (Bredbo Pub)

Outback Mag Issue 100 2015 Snowy Stop Over (Bredbo Pub)

An enduring bush legend and a prime location have kept this watering hole firmly on the map.

Outback Mag Issue 90 2013 An Eagle Eye

Outback Mag Issue 90 2013 An Eagle Eye

Hanging one-armed from a brittle gum, 12 metres above the ground, Charles Davis from Cooma, NSW, has secured some of the best ever photographs of baby wedge-tailed eagles growing up.

Australian High Country Raptors, Jerry Olsen, Pages 87, 163, 164, 165.

Australian High Country Raptors, Jerry Olsen, Pages 87, 163, 164, 165.

Australian raptor species that regularly breed in the the high country above 600 metres, from Goulburn in New South Wales to the hills out side of Melbourne, Victoria.

Equipment behind the art

Nikon D810’s & Nikon D850

Nikon 16-35 f4 | Tamron 15-30 f2.8 | Sigma 24 f1.4 | Nikon 50 f1.4 | Nikon 105 f2.8 | Nikon 28-300 f5.6 | Nikon 200-400 f4 VRII | Nikon TC-14 II |

Really right stuff TVC 33 | BH55 Ball Head | PG-02 full Gimbal head

F-stop bags | Satori and Loka UL

2016 Mac Pro 15”

Spline split boards and skins