wildlife photographer - william steel photography - bio - cv


From a young age, I was captivated by the wildlife that surrounded me. Raised in Botswana, I was able to explore and discover the beauty of untamed wilderness, and it sparked in me a love for nature. 


I have always had an interest in birdlife, and that is where my photographic journey began. As my hobby blossomed into a passion, and then a career, I began to turn my focus to storytelling. Great photography is a combination of beauty and intrigue. I have always tried to focus on these aspects regardless of the subject that I am photographing. My goal is to capture emotion. I am fortunate enough to call photography my career, but first and foremost it is my passion. 


My photographic work has been published locally and internationally in numerous magazines and books, including the world-renowned Remembering Wildlife series. My images have also been awarded in regional and international competitions.​ I am proud to be able to represent Sigma as a South African brand ambassador for the last four years.

From 2017 I worked as a freelance photographer and headed the stills department for the Natural History Film Unit, where my images are being used in numerous ongoing projects for the National Geographic and the BBC. Including the Nat Geo series "Savage Kingdom" and BBC's "Hippo's: Africa's river giants" narrated by Sir David Attenborough. 


For the last few years, I have worked in the photographic tourism industry throughout Southern Africa; hosting, guiding, and teaching my guests the joy of photography.




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