Richard Nicoll took up wildlife photography in 2010 after a visit to the Orkney Isles provided many photographic opportunities but very poor results. Trying to match the results of top wildlife photographers then became an ambitious target. Joining a local photographic club gave Richard the inspiration, help and advice to improve from those early attempts. Richard's award winning work is regularly accepted into national and international exhibitions and has featured on the BBC's Nature website pages as well as being published by Bloomsbury, AAAS's Science Journal, BBC, BTO, Cambridge News, Royal Wildlife Trusts, Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust and RSPB.

Richard gained a Licentiateship from the Royal Photographic Society in September 2011, a Nature Associateship in March 2012 and an Excellence FIAP distinction in June 2014.

Richard is member of Cambridge Camera Club. Richard is also a member of the RPS Nature Group and follows its Nature Photographers' Code of Practice.