Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Tim Plowden focuses on wildlife conservation issues in Southeast Asia. With an increasing focus on human wildlife coexistence in urban environments, Tim's imagery shows that nature is not devoid of human influence and that we are part of nature. Tim's new body of work strives to allow audiences to imagine what a healthy and sustainable relationship with nature might look like.
Tim's films have been screened at film festivals worldwide and broadcast on national TV. He has worked on assignment with conservation NGOs and is a contributing videographer to a conservation film narrated by David Attenborough. His wildlife photography has been internationally published, exhibited at National Gallery Singapore, and featured in international campaigns for conservation causes. He has co-authored conservation science research articles and as regular contributor, he delivered compelling visual stories for Wildlife Photographic Magazine.
Tim has completed certified courses in Project Management, Content Marketing, Social Marketing, Behaviour Change for Conservation, and the Illegal Wildlife Trade.
Tim is actively engaged with conservation topics such as climate change, species extinction, poaching, illegal wildlife trade, invasive alien species, habitat restoration, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, sustainability, community engagement, and human wildlife coexistence.
Currently, Tim is working with the Earth Observatory of Singapore on topics such as climate change and natural disasters. He has been professionally engaged by conservation organizations and media outlets to raise awareness on conservation issues relating to a range of endangered species. He has 2 scientific articles pending publication as a contributing author, one on animal behaviour and the other on illegal wildlife trade.
In 2018 BirdLife International in Singapore commissioned Tim to produce a video for their work to save the Helmeted Hornbill from extinction. His images were also used for print publications and online when the campaign launched in 2020. An accompanying exhibition of Tim's wildlife photography prints were shown at National Gallery Singapore for a BirdLife gala sponsored by Leica.
In 2018, the International Year of the Salmon screened Tim's video, “The Return of the Salmon” at their launch ceremony in Vancouver, Canada. Tim judged their photo competition and contributed footage to two outreach videos. One was narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
In 2015 Tim was commissioned to shoot a video, “Mangroves: Reducing The Risk Of Disasters Through Nature Based Solutions”. Filmed in Thailand for a production by the Mangrove Action Project and the IUCN’s Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities Project. The project was supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The goal of the video was to gain governmental commitment to securing a sustainable future for coastal communities.