Phil McLean


A childhood love of the countryside around Hampshire, where Phil McLean lived, soon led to a passion for nature photography. The purchase of an Olympus camera – before converting to Canon 35mm cameras and on to Canon digital in 2005- set him on his way to become the incredibly accomplished nature photographer that he is today.

Phil is a semi professional photographer with images held by the Frank Lane Picture Agency. He also has had many images published in books, magazines and calendars. Phil also donated images to conservation bodies like the Hampshire Wildlife Trust and Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.

Winner of many awards, he gained his Associateship with the BPE and also the Royal Photographic Society. Phil is a member of the Duns CC where he has won several awards in the Borders photographic competitions.

But first and foremost, he just wants to be ‘out there’, with a camera, capturing as many wildlife subjects as he can, mostly from the Scottish Borders and Northumberland beautiful countryside.

Phil McLean has been living in Chirnside, Scottish Borders, since 2001.