Daniel O'Neill is a zoologist, wildlife filmmaker and photographer based in Bristol, UK.


Raised in the British and Californian countryside, wildlife has always played an integral part in his life. He kept tropical & marine fish, reptiles and insects as a child and eventually birds of prey by his early teens.

The next natural step was to study Zoology, which he did at The University of Sheffield. During this time he became involved with the Natural History Society, started working on and presenting video content with Forge TV, and went on his first research expedition to The Amazon.

Staying with and learning from indigenous peoples led to him writing his dissertation on the decentralisation of resource management to local communities in the tropics as a tool for conserving biodiversity.

Daniel has travelled and worked as a zoologist & filmmaker in Europe, Central & South America, the Caribbean and Asia, specialising in rainforest ecology.

He is now a masters student of Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE partnered with the BBC.