Heather Angel (photographer)

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Heather Angel
Born Heather Hazel Le Rougetel
1941 (1941)
Alma mater Bristol University
Known for Nature photography
Awards Honorary Doctorate of Science
1998 Louis Schmidt Laureate
Website heatherangel.co.uk/

Heather Hazel Angel MSc (née Le Rougetel, born 1941, the daughter of an RAF officer) is a British nature photographer, author and television presenter. She is also the owner/ manager of a photographic agency which sells her pictures for use in print and on-line.


Her mother is the garden-history author Hazel le Rougetel.[1]

She attended 14 schools in England and New Zealand and then graduated in zoology from Bristol University, and, in 1964, married Martin Angel. She obtained her MSc in 1965.

In 1982/3 she presented the Yorkshire Television produced, Channel 4-screened television series "Making the Most of…", which encouraged people to enjoy the British countryside.[citation needed] She wrote Heather Angel's Countryside to accompany the series.

She was commissioned to photograph Charles, Prince of Wales and was a guest of the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, both in 1985.[citation needed]

She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Bath (1986),[citation needed] and has been Visiting Professor in the Department of Life Science at Nottingham University (since 1994). She was President of the Royal Photographic Society from 1984–86,[citation needed] and was the founder Chair of their Nature Group. The BioCommunications Association of USA made her their 1998 Louis Schmidt Laureate. She is a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography and of the Royal Photographic Society; and a Vice-President of the Nature in Art Trust[2]

Her exhibition Natural Visions toured the UK from 2000–2004 and was also on show in Kuala Lumpur, Cairo and Beijing.



Additionally, her pictures are all or a significant proportion of those in:

  • The Natural History of Britain and Ireland Michael Joseph, (1981). ISBN 1-85052-064-X


  • ''Distribution pattern analysis in a marine benthic community. Helgolander wiss. Meeresuntes, 15, pp 445–454 (written with Martin Angel, based on her MSc thesis)


  1. ^ Angel, Heather (1983). Kew - A World of Plants. 
  2. ^ "Nature in Art - Trust". Nature in Art Trust. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Hilaire, Eric (2 February 2011). "Exploring Natural China by Heather Angel - audio slideshow". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 

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