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  • Working in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
    Hello and welcome to my portfolio.

    Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my work.

    My name is Andrew Macdonald and I have lived in Bonnie Scotland my whole life.

     I would like to tell you how this portfolio came into existence.

    I was born on the 17th of October 1984 in the Scottish Borders.

    After school I went into the family business of Painting and Decorating and before I knew it 10 years had passed and I craved adventure.

    I took a life changing year long trip around the world in 2012/13 and having always liked photography I decided to see what images I could capture on my journey through Africa, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand and South and North America.

    After returning home I purchased new camera equipment and taught myself more about photography. One morning I set off and returned with a stunning image of Fatlips Castle. This image caught the attention of a local artist who then viewed my travel pictures. I was invited to exhibit at a local art exhibition and the praise for my images led me to set up my first website.

    I began work on a portfolio of Scottish images which also proved to be very popular but my travel bug had been awoken and I was keen to set off again.

    On the summit of Mt Roy, New Zealand.
    In January 2015 I moved to South Africa where, over 4 intensive months, I gained my guiding qualifications. I then worked as a Safari Guide for a further 2 months in South Africa before spending 3 unforgettable months working deep in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Naturally this turned my photography away from Landscape and towards wildlife, a challenge I relished. Sadly a fire halted my African dream in its tracks and I was forced to return home to Scotland having lost almost all my possessions.

    In 2016 I once again left Scotland for African soil and spent 2 months working as a guide in South Africa. I then went on to fulfil a dream when I flew to Zambia and spent 3 weeks with the exclusive Norman Carr Safaris. My task here was to work on commercial photography for their advertising.

    After this African dream I returned to New Zealand's South Island for a little over 2 months and was delighted to use my more homed skills on it's simply breathtaking landscapes.

    I am always on the look out for my next adventure so please feel free to follow me through my photographs and videos.
    My favourite resting spot.