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Malcolm Snelgrove: Dartmoor Horse Photographer

Welcome to my world of horse photography, where I capture the wild essence of Dartmoor ponies roaming free on Dartmoor National Park. My name is Malcolm Snelgrove, and I have spent over a decade documenting these majestic creatures and the breathtaking landscapes they inhabit.

My Journey

My passion for photography began as a child, inspired by the natural beauty surrounding me. Over the years, this passion evolved into a professional career, combining my love for the outdoors with my technical skills in photography. When I moved to Devon 20 years ago, I found my true calling in capturing the life of Dartmoor ponies.

The Heart of Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park, with its rugged landscapes and rich biodiversity, provides the perfect backdrop for my work. The ponies, an iconic symbol of the moorland, have been my primary focus. Following these ponies across the park has allowed me to observe their behavior, understand their role in the ecosystem, and capture their spirit through my lens.


Dartmoor Horse Photography Workshops

Horse Photography Workshops

In addition to my photography, I offer immersive horse photography workshops. These workshops are designed for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced photographers. During these sessions, participants explore off-the-beaten-track locations, learn about photography techniques, and understand the unique challenges of capturing horses in their natural habitat.

Each workshop is an adventure, providing opportunities to photograph Dartmoor's stunning landscapes and its wild ponies. I offer guidance on technical aspects such as camera settings, composition, and lighting. Consequently, you will leave with beautiful images and a deeper appreciation for Dartmoor and its inhabitants.

Inspired by Wildlife

My initiative, Inspired by Wildlife, reflects my commitment to conservation and education. Through this project, I aim to raise awareness about the importance of Dartmoor ponies in maintaining the ecological balance of the moor. Therefore, my photographs and workshops are not just about capturing images but also about telling the story of these incredible animals and their environment.

Join Me on This Journey

Whether you are a photography enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone looking for a unique experience, I invite you to join me on this journey. You can explore Dartmoor through my lens, learn the art of horse photography, and discover the beauty of one of England's most enchanting landscapes.

For more information about my workshops and to view my portfolio, please visit my website.

I am proud to be working with The English National Park Experience Collection, telling the stories of our landscapes and their people.

Explore the World of Equine Photography

Join Malcolm by either booking one of his bespoke/private hire or fixed group horse photography workshops


“Hi Malcolm, What a wonderful day I had yesterday. The locations you took us to were simply stunning and the whole day was so informative, without your knowledge I could have carried on making the same mistakes and never progressed. I’ve learnt so much and will now approach my photography in a different way, I’ve been inspired! Thank you so much”

– Angela

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