Work  with me!

1. List your holiday, tour or accommodation on Wildlife Wishlist

Wildlife Wishlist is the new and exciting hub for all lovers of wildlife travel, providing inspiration and advice for anyone planning a wildlife holiday anywhere in the world. It's the perfect platform for wildlife holiday companies, tour operators and lodge owners to engage with their target audience.

2. Write a guest blog or submit a gallery of photographs to Wildlife Wishlist

I'll be publishing occasional guest blogs of interest to Wildlife Wishlist subscribers. There's no payment I'm afraid, but I will include a link to your website in return for any features or photo galleries that are used. Please use the contact form to pitch your idea, in brief (a title, standfirst and 100-word summary).

3. Submit a product, book or holiday for review on the Wildlife Wishlist website

If you would like to promote a new book, product or holiday relating to wildlife, wildlife travel or conservation, please send me brief details using the contact form. I can't promise to feature everything, but I will be including a regular update on the latest products that are of interest to Wildlife Wishlist subscribers.

4. Work with an award-winning journalist on a content-rich wildlife campaign 

As an award-winning travel writer, photographer and content provider, I have around 30 years of experience specialising in wildlife travel and conservation. If you have an idea for a collaboration I'd love to hear from you! Please see below for more details of my background, and use the  contact form to get in touch. 

WILLIAM GRAY: BACKGROUND

An award-winning journalist, author and photographer, Will has 30 years’ experience in communications – working for magazine publishers, conservation organisations and as a successful freelancer. A zoologist, conservationist and passionate advocate of responsible tourism, his career has been built on a love of the written word – and its ability to move people to take action.

 

Zoologist, Author & Conservationist
Will graduated in zoology from Durham University in 1990 before spending six weeks working as a volunteer on the Great Barrier Reef’s Heron Island. His first book, Coral Reefs & Islands – the Natural History of a Threatened Paradise was published at the age of 23 and commended in the Conservation Book Prize. Proceeds from the sale of the book supported various marine conservation projects, while Public Lending Rights were donated to the World Land Trust. 

 

Consolidating his passion for conservation and communication, Will then spent several years working as Public Affairs Officer for the RSPB’s Central England region and Development Manager for the Coral Cay Conservation Charitable Trust. Both roles focussed on the production of vibrant and engaging content in support of the charities’ conservation, marketing and fundraising activities, as well as event and exhibition planning, educational resources, newsletters, presentations and media interviews. Will was responsible for liaising with stakeholders in conservation projects ranging from the reintroduction of red kites in the UK to establishing a community marine reserve in the Philippines.

 

Travel Writer, Photographer & Presenter

Will has written for numerous publications, including The Sunday Times, The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sun, The Independent, Condé Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust and Sunday Times Travel Magazine and has won over 20 awards for journalism, including AITO Travel Writer of the Year and ‘Best Feature’ at the British Travel Press Awards. The author of the award-winning Travel with Kids and Wildlife Travel (both published by Footprint), he has also written books on subjects ranging from Athens to Zambia, adventure travel to islands of the world. 

 

An award-winning photographer, Will’s travel, landscape and wildlife images are represented by AWL Images. He is a judge for the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition and leads small-group and one-to-one photography workshops. A former presenter on the BBC1 Holiday programme, Will also has interview experience across TV, radio and digital media. An experienced speaker, he has presented on cruise ships and at travel shows such as Destinations.

 

Editor, Content Provider and Communications Specialist

Will has held various editorial positions, including editor of Travel Africa magazine and Msafiri (the inflight magazine of Kenya Airways). He was also editor of the 101 Family Holidays website, working with founders Mark Hodson and David Wickers to produce the family edition of this pioneering website that attracts over four million viewers per year. Will is currently a contributing editor for Wanderlust, having written for the magazine since 1993. He has undertaken numerous publishing projects, from brochures and websites to digital magazines and promotional videos. 

 

Most recently, Will worked as Head of Communications for the World Land Trust and Senior Content Editor for Discover the World, devising and writing brochures and magazines, scripting and presenting videos, hosting client events and producing engaging, targeted website and campaign copy.

 

Technical Skills

From concept to print-ready PDF, Will has extensive experience of publishing and is highly proficient in the use of inDesign, Photoshop and Lightroom. He also produces commercial videos and interviews using Premier Pro.

 

Citations

"Wider-ranging than a blue whale and more densely packed than a butterfly migration, Wildlife Travel is the definitive manual for wildlife-loving travellers.” WANDERLUST

 

“William Gray yanks us out of our living rooms and drops us in the middle of a tiger safari, presenting wonderfully rendered sensual details that root us in the scene making us accomplices in the effort to decipher the jungle’s clues.” LONELY PLANET

 

"Brilliantly descriptive. Lovely turn of phrase, well structured and evocative.”
BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS

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Wildlife Wishlist was founded by zoologist, conservationist and award-winning travel writer and photographer William Gray. Sharing his passion for wildlife and recommendations for responsible travel, Will has spent around 30 years tracking down the world's best wildlife holiday experiences.

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