Roy Toft is an award-winning wildlife photographer committed to documenting rare and endangered species. Roy's photographs advance conservation efforts globally, in part through his work with the International League of Conservation Photography (ILCP), where he is a founding fellow. His work has been featured in publications including National Geographic, Audubon, Discover, Smithsonian, and Wildlife Conservation. Roy has received top honors in the most prestigious competitions in his genre including the London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature's Best. In 2007, Roy won first place and the Gerald Durrell Award for endangered species in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Roy's striking wildlife images are also available worldwide through stock agencies including the National Geographic Image Collection, Oxford, Auscapes, and Getty Images. Roy's ever popular Rainforests of Costa Rica photo workshop has been filmed for television. The show, Fine Living Network's Fantasy Camp, has appeared on television and airline flights.
Roy makes his home set on ten acres in mountainous north county San Diego, California with his wife Robin and three Labrador Retrievers (Beau, Summer and Tundra). Roy enjoys essentially everything active and out in nature, including hiking with the dogs, surfing, and mountain biking. His favorite pastime when not traveling for photography is designing and cultivating his extensive garden, inspired by South African flora, including a wide variety of aloes and other exotic plants.