Eleanor Hamilton is a 24-year-old freelance wildlife filmmaker and photographer from Shropshire in the UK.
Having spent her life surrounded by the countryside, her 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.
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 research in Scotland and South Africa, and for her final-year dissertation conducted a year-long research project into the effect of social isolation on Capuchin monkeys in the pet trade.
Eleanor's interest in photography led her to undertake an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production which allowed her to develop a variety of skills across the production process. She has since produced a number of short wildlife films, demonstrating skills in macro, long lens, timelapse and high speed camera work.
In 2017 Eleanor produced the multi award-winning film "Life on the Machair" which focusses on the lives of some of the species that depend on the rare and threatened machair habitat of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.
Eleanor has since had work featured by BBC Earth, RSPB, ZSL and has been published in a numerous magazines including BBC Wildlife. She has worked with Save The Rhino to produce a variety of campaign videos, and in 2018 Eleanor returned to the Hebrides to work on a number of documentaries for BBC Alba.