Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Alfie Bowen

Alfie’s artistic vision is shaped by meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering determination to prove people wrong. Since receiving his first DSLR camera as a Christmas gift in 2015, Alfie has tirelessly honed his craft. Once alienated by his peers, Alfie found an affinity to animals that guided him through his darkest moments.

As a child, he sought solace in wildlife magazines and documentaries, now as an adult, his work has been featured by BBC Earth and is lauded by celebrities including Sir David Attenborough.

Alfie’s photography is noted for the ‘tenderness of his soul and the sharpness of his mind’, with Intelligent Magazine stating that ‘as Alfie bares his soul through his lenses, in return they [the animals] bare theirs’. Visiting zoos across the UK, Alfie waits for hours – sometimes days – to capture the perfect shot, and believes that photographing in black and white allows him to focus on the personality of his chosen animal.

Featured by titles including the Metro and Evening Standard, Alfie’s inspiring story has also seen him work alongside charities to raise awareness for wildlife and autism. Alfie says: “After many years of social exclusion as a result of my autism, I have finally found my calling. I am a dreamer, and I am living my dream.”

He is proud to be an ambassador for Clinks Care Farm, Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, Young Bird Photographer Of The Year, African Revival, Nikon, and works closely with WWF.

You can preorder and purchase his debut book – Wild World. Proceeds from book sales will go to WWF and for every book purchased through the website, a tree will be planted in the WaterBear Forest at Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands.

Wild World Travel inspiration

 

Wildlife Holidays

Scroll through our wildlife holiday ideas and get planning your next extraordinary adventure.

Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Baby seals, Galapagos Islands
Stories
Rules of Engagement
John Faithfull
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia
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What’s New in Our World
Jarrod Kyte
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Cherry Blossoms, Sumida River
Stories
Festivals to Inspire You – Across the Year
Steppes Travel
Celebrations bring communities and cultures to life. They’re a time when people can set aside day-to-day pursuits and join together to…
Indian Elephants, India
Stories
The Southern Stripes of Nagarhole National Park
Steppes Travel
Flying back from Delhi in November 2014, I thumbed through the Jet Airways “in flight” magazine. Normally, a cursory 2 minutes…
Streetfood stall cooking local cuisine at night market
Stories
An insider’s guide to the Malaysian Peninsula
Clare Higginson
With many different options on offer, a holiday to the Malaysian Peninsula can be as relaxing or busy or as adventurous…
HIppo spraying water, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
Stories
Liwonde: Room with a Mvuu
Rob Gardiner
I’m lying on hot wood. Cormorant droppings stain the edges and the occasional insect scuttles past. The sun is high in…
Giraffe walking in the bush on the desert pan at sunset, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Stories
Chasing Clouds with My Family in Namibia
Illona Cross
Namibia really impressed me. I have travelled there before, but this time I decided to take my children and to drive…
Waved albatross grooming on Espanola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Opinion
The Wider Earth
Justin Wateridge
The small temporary stage at the Natural History Museum belies the artful and creative production played out on it. I am…
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Stories
Chile: A Passage from the Land of Salt and Stars to the “End of the World”
Vanessa Humphrey
'Best Self-Published Feature of the Year Award’ at the LATA Media Awards 2019 “You will know if a puma is near.…
Kayaking, Abel Tasman, Split Apple Rock, New Zealand
Stories
New Zealand – Kayaking with Sea Gods
Charles Jewitt
The water tremors, turning opaque and a mushroom cloud rises, as if a wand, finishing a sequence of twists and turns…

Other Travel Heroes & Heroines

Who goes further, higher, faster, into the unknown, fights to protect the planet, saves lives, dreams big and ultimately inspires us?

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?


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