We license images to commercial clients ranging from book publishers, magazines,
advertisers, websites, greetings card and calendar publishers to any other use
you can imagine an image being used.
Birdstock is home to renowned bird photographer David Tipling's entire digitized archive
covering not only bird species from around the world from Robins to Penguins, Hoatzins to
hummingbirds but just about everything to do with birds. From the first recognized image
of a bird dating back thousands of years to Mongolian Eagle hunters. David has spent six
years working on a ground breaking book exploring our cultural links with birds and in the
process amassing the most comprehensive archive there is on birds and people.
We don't just offer images of birds. Excellent coverage of British wildlife, and children
exploring nature, are two examples of areas where we have outstanding imagery.
Our collection is tightly edited so you won't waste time wading through lots of similar
images, we only ever save the best. We offer a full digital online service, you can order,
download and pay online if you wish. But unlike our big competitors we do still offer a
personal touch too. We can search for you and David is available to offer his expert help
and advice. Pictures are accurately captioned and only relevant keywords used to ensure
your search is accurate.
ABOUT DAVID TIPLING
It was a classroom encounter with a Nuthatch at the age of 8 that sparked David's interest
in birds and wildlife generally. By fourteen he had picked up a camera for the first time and
soon had the photography bug. But this vied for attention with a passion for fishing then
latterly bird ringing that he later gave up to concentrate on photography. His earliest
published picture was in the mid 1980's in the Kent Bird Report followed soon after by
publication in British Birds Magazine, both in black and white.
Today David is one of the most widely published wildlife photographers in the world. His pictures have been used on
hundreds of book and magazine covers, regularly on TV and in just about every other
conceivable way from wine labels to being projected in New York's Time Square. Sir David
Bellamy has described David's pictures as "windows of wonder"
David has enjoyed a long and close association with book publishing having been the
author or commissioned photographer for more than 40 titles, working with Harper Collins,
New Holland Publishers, Random House, Duncan Baird, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and
Mitchell Beazley to name a few. He has collaborated with some of the UK's leading nature
writers including Jonathan Elphick and Mark Cocker. It is with Mark that he is currently
working on Birds & People the world's largest survey of cultural attitudes to birds
worldwide. This six year project in association with BirdLife and Random House Publishers
will result in a large format book to be published worldwide. More information on the
project can be found at www.birdsandpeople.org.
Recent TV appearances have included a short film on photographing Nightjars with Chris
Packham which was featured on Springwatch, with further recent appearances on Anglia
TV again featuring photographic subjects within Norfolk. In 2009 along with co presenter
Chris Gomersall he once again appeared in front of the camera for the Wildlife
Photography Masterclass DVD.
Shortly after an epic expedition camping on sea ice next to an Emperor Penguin colony in
Antarctica, Marie Claire Magazine named David one of the ten most adventurous outdoor
photographers in the world, an honor that brought lots of interesting fan mail from female
readers!! This same work on Emperor Penguins resulted in the European Nature
Photographer of the Year Documentary Award. Other awards have included multiple wins
in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature's Best where most recently in
2009 David was awarded the Indigenous Cultures Award for his work on Mongolian Eagle
Hunters. In 2008 he was named as one of the worlds top 50 wildlife photographers by
Digital Photography Magazine.
David is a regular judge for photography competitions, notably British Birds Bird
Photographer of the Year and the International Wild Bird Photographer of the Year. He is
photographic consultant for British Birds Magazine and writes a regular monthly column for
East Anglia's biggest selling paper the Eastern Daily Press in which he showcases local
wildlife in pictures.