William and Mattew Burrard-Lucas are brothers from the UK with a shared passion for wildlife photography. They had been taking photographs seriously since 2004 and in this time they had been fortunate enough to travel to many remote and wild locations around the world from Botswana, Tasmania, Jordan, Barbados, Indonesia or Machu Picchu. They have received numerous awards for our work and have had our images displayed in the Natural History Museum in London and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.
Tell us about something about Burrard-Lucas.
We are brothers specializing in wildlife photography. We use teamwork and ingenuity to take interesting and intimate pictures of wildlife. Ultimately we aim to inspire people to celebrate and conserve the natural wonders of our planet.
What’s your creative process like?
We usually work as a team and will often brainstorm to think up new and original ways to photograph our subjects. Often we do a lot of experimenting and improve our shots through trial and error!
Where do you find inspiration and why you like photography?
We find inspiration is all around us in the beauty of the natural world and the amazing animals that inhabit it. We also find a lot of inspiration from viewing the work of other wildlife photographers online and in print. We like photography because it allows us to capture some of the wildest and most remote parts of the world and share our experiences with others.
What are some tips you could give to people that really like your work?
Always try and do something a bit different, that other people will not have seen a million times before. That will make it much easier for you to get your work noticed. Take lots of photos and always try to experiment with new techniques, settings, equipment etc. The more you experiment, the more you learn and easier you will find it to take original photographs.
If you can tell us more about the Great Migration Project?
We spent a week in the Serengeti, Tanzania, photographing the annual wildebeest migration at the point where it encountered the Mara River. Finding a new way to portray this epic spectacle was the challenge we faced as many fantastic photographers have covered it in the past.
To achieve this aim, we ended up filming some amazing time-lapse sequences of the wildebeest herds as they crossed the river. We have never before seen wildebeest river crossings filmed in this way… perhaps this could be the first time it has been done. We have created a short film incorporating this time-lapse footage along with normal footage which we hope illustrates the scale and drama of this incredible spectacle.
Thank you very much William for the great support, helping us to create this amazing article. The collection of shared pictures is outstanding and I'm pretty sure they will inspire any aspiring photographer.