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Sue Forbes

Sue has been creating wildlife, landscape, and travel photos for over 30 years, traveling to over 90 countries on all seven continents. She has combined this passion with an unusual career that includes being an Engineer Officer with the Royal Air Force in the U.K. and taking on various executive roles in the technology companies of Silicon Valley, California. In 2011, she managed to escape to focus solely on her wildlife and travel photography.

Sue’s award-winning work has been exhibited in museums and art galleries including the Natural History Museum in London. She has also been published in newspapers, magazines, and books around the world, including the Sunday Times and BBC Wildlife. She spends most of her time on various expedition ships as a certified photo instructor helping passengers take home great photos and learn more about their cameras and smartphones.

As an avid naturalist, Sue examines wildlife behavior from a photographer’s perspective and has taught about wildlife and photography on expedition ships around the world. She can also be found driving the odd Zodiac!

You can find Sue’s images on her website at or Instagram @sueforbesphoto. Sue has a B.Sc. in electronic engineering from Warwick University and an M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.