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A professional photographer based in Devon, south-west England

A highly experienced and qualified photographer, shooting for National Geographic Creative.

Tel 01626 770181; Email


Editorial writing and photography

Editorial writing and photography by Nigel Hicks for books and magazines

The Philippines: The Most Beautiful Places

Another in Nigel’s series of books on the Philippines, this is a photo-led introduction to over 20 of the country’s most beautiful scenic locations.

Sites range from the cool heights of the northern mountains, to the dazzlingly white tropical beaches of the islands, and including some of the country’s historical locations.

A beautiful introduction to a surprisingly little known tropical Asian island archipelago. Click on the image below to see sample pages.

Find out about The Philippines: The Most Beautiful Places

The Panda’s Tale

Journeys in search of the wild heart of China

A new ebook by Nigel Hicks about his photographic travels in China

Two years spent photographing in some of the remotest and wildest corners of this vast country. The Panda’s Tale is a travelogue about those journeys, negotiating both perilous roads and dense bureaucracy, exploring forests and mountains, facing arrest simply for being a foreigner in the wrong place at the wrong time.

To find out more click on the image below:

The Panda's Tale (mobile)

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Wild Southwest

The landscapes and wildlife of southwest England

Photography and writing by Nigel Hicks.

Nigel’s 17th book, but the first to be published by Aquaterra Publishing, Nigel’s own publishing company.

Wild Southwest showcases many of the most stunning landscapes of southwest England (covering the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset), as well as a large proportion of the region’s most important and beautiful plant and animal wildlife.

For full details click here….>

Find out about Wild Southwest Find out about Journey through the Philippines

Journey through the Philippines

Photography and writing by Nigel Hicks.

Published in April 2017 by John Beaufoy Publishing, of Oxford, UK.

Journey through the Philippines takes a tour through this beautiful country, travelling through the mountains and islands roughly from north to south, visiting along the way 30 of its most beautiful and most important visitor locations. All photography and text is by Nigel.

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Nigel’s photography is strongly supported by the writing side of his business. This consists mainly of providing complete text-and-photo packages for books and magazines, though he also provides words for bespoke travel brochures, promoting venues and events.

This writing service enables Nigel to offer publishers complete packages in which the words and photos are tailored to match each other, saving editors the trouble of having to match them from sometimes disparate sources.


Nigel has been writing for a range of magazines for many years, specialising mainly in travel, the environment and photography. In recent years, this has been mostly for UK publications, but he does sometimes provide material to European and Southeast Asian publications.


Nigel has written numerous books on travel and nature in the Philippines, as well as several photography books.

Through his own publishing company Aquaterra Publishing, he has just published Wild Southwest, a book about the landscapes and wildlife of southwest England. More titles are in progress.


If you would like to commission Nigel to provide text for any books, magazines, newspapers or brochures, please get in touch. Fees are flexible and negotiable. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!

Tel: +44 (0)1626 770181;