Andy Rouse is a positive thinking, professional wildlife photographer and animal hugger who advocates the benefits of nature and photography for mental health and well being. Throughout 2020 he inspired countless thousands of people worldwide with his motivational social media posts, Youtube videos and ideas about working with local wildlife. Andy has won over 30 awards for his photography, received the Cherry Kearton medal from the Royal Geographical Society for services to wildlife photography and supports conservation causes worldwide. He shoots with the Olympus camera system and loves the amazing tech and super lightweight kit, which allows him to take world class imagery that inspires others to love nature and photography like he does. Away from photography Andy’s family is the most important thing in his life, as are his close friends and his obsession with West Ham Utd and 70’s disco music. When he hears the beat he just wants to throw some shapes but fortunately for all of us it’s usually in private!