Hello, I’m Rebecca.

I’m an outdoor writer and photographer specialising in Scottish wildlife. I create immersive content for people who want to be inspired by the natural world and discover wild places in an unhurried, meaningful way.

Having loved Scotland since childhood, I moved to the Moray Coast in 2020. Less than eight months later, I secured a commission to write a book on Slow Travel in Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Cairngorms National Park. This was published by Bradt Travel Guides and is out now.

A little more about me:

I’m the Digital Content Creator for Opticron. This involves taking wildlife photos and writing accompanying captions for Opticron’s social media channels, creating promotional product content in the field, and sharing snapshots of Scottish wildlife in short-form videos.

As well as writing and photography, I love designing digital publications too. I’ve put together annual reports, newsletters and an interactive journal for a variety of clients. I also write and design my own magazine, On The Wing, each year.  

My favourite wild places are forests and the coast, which is part of the reason I was drawn to Moray. A loch or river hidden in the woods is my idea of paradise.  

Although Scotland is my greatest passion, I’m also drawn to the Arctic. One of my favourite trips was to Norway, where I lay in the snow watching the northern lights and shared a fjord with breaching orcas and humpback whales.

I have a BA in Wildlife Media and an MA in Travel and Nature Writing. During my studies, I was the editor of Watermark – a publication in association with the ‘Words by the Water’ literary festival in Keswick – and co-edited my MA cohort’s anthology of work, which featured my photo of the northern lights on the cover.

When I’m not walking coast trails or looking for birds, I enjoy wild swimming, embroidery, watercolour painting and playing piano when nobody can hear me.

How about working together?

If you’re looking for immersive writing, vibrant photography or professionally designed digital publications for yourself or your business, I’d love to hear from you. Drop me an email: contact@rebeccaonthewing.com.


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