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Patagonia - Rab - Mountain Equipment - Edelrid - Montane - Ellis Brigham  - Petzl 

La Sportiva - JHP Visuals - BBC Adventure Show - Band of Birds - Gordonstoun School - Epic TV - Edinburgh Leisure - Brit Rock - UNDO

Fetured Work

RedBull - Grivel - Scarpa - Alpkit  - Rockfax - Totem - UKC - Base - BBC - RonHill - GB Ultras - UTMB - My Outdoors

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Ryan Balharry

I am an adventure photographer, videographer, and drone pilot specializing in capturing the wild and untamed in challenging and remote landscapes

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I am available as a filmmaker or camera operator see the link below for links of my films and projects I have worked on:

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I am an adventure photographer, videographer, and drone operator specializing in shooting in challenging conditions in remote locations. From the remote cliff of St Kilda to El Capitan in Yosemite. 

Growing up in the Scottish Highlands I enjoyed climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and much more. I have a love of the outdoors and being with people who share a common passion.

After graduating with a first-class degree in Mechanical Engineering I was diagnosed with a form of inflammatory arthritis. I returned to the highlands in pursuit of a career that was true to my values, keeping me physically and mentally healthy. 


I enjoy the opportunities, experiences, and camaraderie that come with adventure photography.

I am motivated by your story, the joy of your journey, and the frustrations, pain, and exhilaration that come from pushing limits.


I aim to capture your achievements alongside the beauty of the environments that you choose to engage with.


(+44) 07432086447



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Kevin Shields

"From the first time I worked with Ryan I felt happy that he would just get on with doing his thing so I could do mine. He is very conscious of getting the shot without getting in the way and receptive to any requests/input I have. I look forward to working with him on future projects. "

Johannes Petersen

"I commissioned Ryan for an outdoor shoot of a children's forest activity session. Ryan really understood the project, turned up early to recce the area, and was very easy to work alongside during the shoot. Shots were edited and returned very promptly. He dealt well with difficult winter light conditions, and some energetic / unpredictable young photo subjects! I'd definitely recommend Ryan for any adventure photography commissions."

Tom Livingstone 

“Ryan worked with the Young Alpinist Group meet in Scotland for two weeks in winter 2022. He brought enthusiasm and a professional attitude to the team, and produced some fantastic photos which captured our event, the delights of winter climbing, and the energy of the group."

Gaby & Gus – Highland Lassie Island Cruises Limited

"We contacted Ryan on a recommendation, always a good start, and not disappointed. His enthusiasm & insight to what was required was delightful, I am not sure we really knew what we wanted him to achieve but he certainly hit all the right notes and we were thrilled with the results in addition he was great company aboard the Highland Lassie."
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