Hamza Yassin is a passionate, exciting and highly knowledgeable on-screen wildlife cameraman and photographer with a wonderfully warm and accessible presenting style that is set to make him a huge star of the Natural History television genre.His first foray into presenting was on BBC’s The One Show as one of their new wildlife cameramen. This is where he was seen by DML who immediately signed him having spotted his potential.
Hamza is presenter (under the guise of Ranger Hamza) of the hugely popular CBeebies’ live-action show Let’s Go For A Walk. He can also be spotted presenting and sharing his vast knowledge and camera skills on BBC’s Countryfile. Most recently Hamza presented and was the cameraman for Channel 4’s documentary ‘Scotland: My Life in the Wild’.
Hamza is relatively new to presenting but not to his career in wildlife, his impressive qualifications are a Masters Degree (MSc.) in Biological Imaging and Photography with Meritin addition to his Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Zoology with Conservation.
He has a passion for birds, is a skilled ornithologist and bird nest recorder with excellent field craft and habitat knowledge. Hamza is also a published wildlife photographer as well as a wildlife tour guide.
Hamza has assisted wildlife cameraman Jesse Wilkinson on projects including a film insert for Springwatch 2015, filming a Sparrow hawk sequence for Silverbacks ‘The Hunt’ narrated by Sir David Attenborough and a film sequence about the British obsession with egg collecting!
He produced a promotional video for the 25th Anniversary of the Bird Fair in Rutland, 2013. Samples of his stunning photography work can be viewed on Instagram @hamzayassin90 and his Facebook page @hamzayassinphotography
Hamza lives in a rural part of the west coast of Scotland, with wildlife and nature right on his doorstop as a constant inspiration for his work. In his spare time Hamza competes in the Highland Games.
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