Eleanor Hamilton is a 25-year-old freelance wildlife camera operator and assistant, based in the UK.
Her recent work includes long lens camera work for BBC Winterwatch and on documentaries for BBC Scotland and BBC Alba.
She has a strong technical knowledge with experience filming a range of behavioural sequences in long lens, macro, high speed and timelapse, and is confident using a range of cameras including Canon C100/300, Sony FS7, A7iii, DSLRs, GoPro and trail cameras. She also has a solid understanding of sound recording in the field and extensive experience data wrangling, logging and editing.
Eleanor has had photography work featured by BBC Earth, RSPB, ZSL and has been published in numerous magazines, including BBC Wildlife.
Having spent her life surrounded by the countryside, Eleanor's passion for the natural world led her to study Zoology at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus. Here she gained extensive experience working with wildlife in the field in a number of remote locations across the world.
Following this she undertook an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production, where she independently produced the multi award-winning short film "Life on the Machair", which explores the wildlife that depends on the threatened machair habitat of the Outer Hebrides.
Eleanor has worked as a research assistant for the Society for the Protection of Turtles in Cyprus, collecting data and aiding conservation efforts for the endangered Green and Loggerhead turtles. She has also carried out field research in Scotland and South Africa, and for her undergraduate dissertation conducted a year-long research project into the effect of social isolation on Capuchin monkeys in the pet trade.