George Wheelhouse Fine Art Photography | Awards & Media Exposure

Awards & Media Exposure


Wildlife and landscape photos used in the media.In the mediaWildlife and landscape photos used in the media.


Below is a list of award placings, interesting image usage, or media exposure of my work.

White-Tailed Sea EagleWhite-Tailed Sea EagleA focussed white-tailed sea eagle, spreads it's wings and surveys the scene.
Fine Art Nature Photography, captive subject, UK.
Feature in Fotoblogia

My photos received a very positive write-up on popular Polish photography website WP Fotoblogia. The article introduces my On Black and On White portrait projects, and features several of my favourite pictures.

Published in The TimesPublished in The TimesMy photo "Puffin on Black" was published in The Times newspaper referencing my projects On Black and On White. Feature in The Times Newspaper

The Times published my photo "Puffin on Black", in a feature about my On Black and On White fine art nature photography projects.

Swaledale sheep photographed in low-key style, on black.Swaledale on BlackPortrait of a Swaledale sheep, photographed in high-key style.
Fine Art Nature Photography, The Peak District, Derbyshire, UK.
Interview Feature for "My Modern Met"

I'm a regular reader of My Modern Met, which covers stories and articles from modern artists around the world. So I was thrilled to talk to Kelly Richman-Abdou about my dual series On Black and On White.

Full article here, which includes several photos from the projects, and some of my thoughts behind them.

Red deer stag in snowRed Deer Stag in SnowA red deer stag taking the cold winter in his stride, as he pauses on the crest of a hill.
Fine Art Nature Photography, Bedfordshire, UK.
"Red Deer Stag in Snow" featured in Radio Times magazine

The Radio Times is a popular weekly magazine in the UK, so it's great to feature in their "Winter Wildlife" special, to coincide with BBC Springwatch and a Countryfile winter special.

Issue Feb 3rd-12th, 2018.

Artwork used for single 'Colorado' by Aukai

I was contacted by Markus Sieber, AKA 'Aukai', after he'd seen the image on the wall of a cafe in Berlin.

The single is the first from his new album 'Branches of Sun', and was debuted by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6 Music, Jan 14th 2018.

It's always rewarding to collaborate with other creative people, and I'm proud to see my work used by a modern artist such as Aukai.

A dark and moody photo of a moose in the black.Low Key Moose PortraitI've always like moose, and I think their strange proportions lend themselves very well to photography.
Ever since
I encountered moose in the wild, in Canada, I've been keen to try a close-up, which I didn't have the nerve for in the wild. So I took this opportunity to take this low key portrait photo with the safety of a fence between us.

Fine Art Nature Photography, Captive Subject, UK.
Interview Feature for Fstoppers

Fstoppers are a hugely popular source for photography industry news, articles, and reviews.

I was very pleased to speak to Trey Amick from Fstoppers, who published this feature about me and my long-running On Black and On White projects.

Thanks to Trey, Fstoppers, and to the Fstoppers community for your positive reaction to the article.

Photo Featured in Bird Photographer of the Year (Volume 2) book

Bird Photographer of the Year Collection 2Bird Photographer of the Year Collection 2Book of Bird Photographer of the Year Collection 2 High-Key Vulture photoGriffon Vulture on WhiteGriffon Vulture, photographed in high key, on White.
This photo was shortlisted in the Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, and features in the accompanying photo book.
My photo "Griffon Vulture on White" was shortlisted in the competition, and featured in the Bird Photographer of the Year book of winning images, published by HarperCollins.

Photo Featured in Bird Photographer of the Year (Volume 1) book

Bird Photographer of the Year Collection 1Bird Photographer of the Year Collection 1Book of Bird Photographer of the Year Collection 1 Pelican viewed from behind, in low light.Pelican AbstractAbstract view of a pelican, from behind, in low light, Shortlisted for Bird Photographer of the Year competition, 2016. My photo "Pelican Abstract" was shortlisted in the competition, and featured in the inaugural Bird Photographer of the Year book of winning images, published by HarperCollins.

Brown Bear photo featured in ADAC travel magazine

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ADAC Magazine Licenced Bear PhotoADAC Magazine Licenced Bear Photo

German company ADAC were looking for a photo of a European brown bear on a black background, to compliment an article for their travel magazine, and they got in touch.

This was a great fit for me, as I had a collection of photos of European Brown Bears, and I also have a long-running project of portraits on black, so it was great to combine the two for this commision.

Amateur Photographer - Winter Photo TipsAmateur Photographer - Winter Photo TipsScreenshot Winter photography tips in Feature Amateur Photographer magazine

Amateur Photographer magazine featured my photos and tips in their winter photography tips article.

My photo on the the cover of Amateur Photographer magazine, January 2016.Amateur Photographer Magazine Cover PhotoMy photo on the the cover of the January 16th 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer magazine. Amateur Photographer magazine cover photo

Amateur Photographer magazine is a hugely popular UK photography magazine, released in print and digital editions. My photo has been used to cover the issue for 16th January, 2016.

'Commended' in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards

Photo of trees in the Wye Valley, commended in LPOTY 2015Wye Valley WideCommended in the Take A View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

Landscape Photographer of the Year is the largest and most prestigious landscape photography competition in the country. It's enormously respected within the photography community, and I'm thrilled to have a photo "Wye Valley Wide" commended by the judges in the 'Classic View' category.

The winning images, including mine, will feature the annual exhibition in London's Waterloo (November 2015 - Feb 2016), and will feature in the annual Landscape Photographer of the Year photo book (Collection 9), out now.

A bald eagle, used my Digital Photographer magazine.Bald Eagle - Black, White, and YellowCover of Digital Photographer, issue 156 (December 2014). Photo "Bald Eagle - Black, White, and Yellow" used for cover image of Digital Photographer magazine

My first cover photo, as this image was used by Digital Photographer for the front of their magazine.

Digital Photographer is about the largest photography magazine in the UK, with over half a million readers.

This is issue 156 of Digital Photographer, released in mid December 2014.

Photo "Red Deer - Family Portrait" used for Central Bedfordshire's 2015 calendar, in aid of the Alzheimer's Society

Cover of the Central Bedfordshire Council's 2015 calendar, in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.Central Bedfordshire Council's 2015 calendar, in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.Front cover of the Central Bedfordshire Council's 2015 calendar. December 2015 of the Central Bedfordshire Council's 2015 calendar, in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.December 2015, of the Central Bedfordshire Council's 2015 calendar, in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.December 2015 of the Central Bedfordshire Council's 2015 calendar.

The calendar is available in Central Bedfordshire Libraries, priced £5.

All profits go to the Alzheimer's Society.


Winner of the Marwell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year award, 2014

An endangered Amur Leopard cub, walking down a log, as the light hits it side-on.Leopard Cub In The LightWinner of The Marwell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year award, 2014.

This photo, taken at Marwell this summer, was the overall competition winner, having also won the "Marwell Wildlife - Endangered" category.

It's a competition which accepts photos of both wild and captive animals. The standard of the competition is very high, and the judging panel consisted of various Marwell Wildlife staff & photographers, along with Laura Barwick (Image Consultant for BBC Natural History Unit), Amy Squibb (Editor - Digital Photographer Magazine), & Paul Collins (Picture Editor - Daily Echo). 

The front cover of Photo Technique MagazinePhoto Technique MagazineMy photo on the cover of Photo Technique Magazine Feature and interview printed in Photo Technique Magazine

Amateur Photographer's interview and four-page feature printed in Photo Technique Magazine. 

Close-up photo of a water vole, which won The British Wildlife Centre's Photography Competition 2013.Water Vole Close-upWinner of The British Wildlife Centre's Photography Competition 2013. Winner of the British Wildlife Centre's annual photography competition 2013

I'm very proud to have won 2 categories ("Animal Portrait", and "Animals In Motion"), and the overall winner.

The British Wildlife Centre is a great place to visit, and it's very popular with photographers, both new and experienced, due to the well thought-out enclosures, and great selection of British species. For that reason, the photography competition is always a high standard, and I'm totally shocked to win. The competition was judged by top professional wildlife photographer Danny Green.

This competition has received media attention, and my photos have been published in The Times & The Times Online, The Mail Online, and shown on BBC South East News.

Four-page feature and interview featured in Amateur Photographer Magazine about my approach to wildlife portraits

My interview about fine art wildlife photography, in Amateur Photographer magazine.Front cover of Amateur Photographer, February 2014.The front cover of Amateur Photographer, containing an interview with me and fine art wildlife photography. Four page spread, as published in Amateur Photographer Magazine.Amateur Photographer MagazineFour page article and interview about my fine art wildlife portraits published in Amateur Photographer Magazine. My interview published in Amateur Photographer magazine.Photos and interview in Amateur Photographer magazineMy interview published in Amateur Photographer magazine.

Photo of a red deer, as published in Amateur Photographer Magazine.Red Deer CallingRed deer silhouette calling against the sunset sky. Deer rut photos published in Amateur Photographer Magazine about deer rut photography


My "8 Tips for Photographing Deer" article was published in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of Wildlife Photographic Magazine

Red deer stag, in full anters, used by Wildlife Photographic Magazine, for article about deer photography.Red Deer On WhiteRed deer staring at the viewer, on a white background.

I was approached by the magazine editor, Craig Orr, about writing an article to share advice for deer photography, and I was happy to take the opportunity to do so.

Red deer stag in front of the Woburn Abbey house, Bedfordshire, UK.Woburn Abbey Red DeerRed deer posing in front of Woburn Abbey, as used on their new website. My photo is now in use on the front of Woburn Abbey's new website

Another great use for my work, and I'm really proud to see my image used like this by a very appropriate client.

Woburn Abbey leaflet 2013Woburn Abbey Visitors Leaflet 2013Red deer photo used on the front of Woburn Abbey's visitor leaflet. My photo has been used for the cover of Woburn Abbey's new 2013 visitor guide

This is a perfect image usage for my work, and they've got a great looking cover there. More info on the blog.

Peyto Lake, Alberta, Cananda.My photo of Peyto Lake, shared as "Photo of the Day" by
My Peyto Lake photo was featured as "Photo Of The Day", by travel website

The site's editor Nick Zantop contacted me via Flickr to request this image use, and I was happy to have it used to inspire others to take the same trip.

F-Stop Nature & Landscape Photo NewsletterRed Deer Family PortraitI feature in a 6-page article in F-Stop Gear's Nature and Landscape Newsletter. Six-Page Feature in F-Stop's Nature & Landscape Photo Newsletter

I was invited to feature in this publication, joining some big names from previous editions.

Eagle Owl - In Flight Over Snow; "Editor's Pick" on 500px.comEagle Owl - In Flight Over SnowEagle Owl - In Flight Over Snow gets selected as "Editor's Pick" on "Eagle Owl - In Flight Over Snow" picked as Editors Choice at

This is a privilege, as just 0.03% of submitted photos are cherry-picked by the editors from their very high quality submissions from around the world.

Red Deer Sunset (Landscape), as selected by Yahoo! Editorial.Red Deer SunsetMy red deer photo is selected by Yahoo! Editorial, in their collection of silhouettes. "Red Deer Sunset" selected by Yahoo! Editorial, in their collection of silhouettes


Hey You Guys - Lamb photoHey You Guys!This lamb photo was used by a firm of Dutch architects, for wall prints in their new maternity ward. "Hey You Guys!" licensed for wall prints in the new maternity wing of Ikazia Hospital, Rotterdam


Red Fox - Pretty cunning, don't ya think?Red fox photo shown on BBC Autumnwatch TV show.
"Pretty Cunning, Don't Ya Think?" broadcast on BBC 2's popular British wildlife series "Autumnwatch Unsprung"