Darran Leal


Professional photographer and guide Darran started his professional photography career in 1980 as the photographer on Norfolk Island. His commercial shoots started in 1984 and continue to this day. He has also written and self published 6 books and has images in over 200 books world wide. He has written nearly 300 articles for around 20 magazines.

With over 400 successful photo tours/workshop and seminars worldwide and counting, Australian-born Darran’s lifetime loves are travel and outdoor photography. He combines these with vast experience in delivering global photo tours, workshops and seminars. Darran is one of the world’s few full-time professional photo guides. He leads photographers of all levels to many of the world’s most captivating locations. As a natural born photographer, educator and adventurer, Darran’s career inevitably led him to help others explore and capture their world. Now Darran spends his time up to his arm pits in crocodiles, cuddling gorillas or herding photographers. The adventure continues…