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.
In 2022, Hamza was delighted and honoured to lift the glitterball trophy with his dance partner Jowita, having won BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing!
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. Hamza’s newest CBeebies’ series, Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest, is also set to be a great success. He can also be regularly spotted presenting and sharing his vast knowledge and camera skills on BBC’s Countryfile and ITV’s This Morning. Hamza is the presenter and cameraman for Channel 4 ‘s documentary ‘Scotland: My Life in the Wild’ and Scotland: Escape to the Wilderness, in which he guided celebrity companions on journeys through western and eastern Scotland and the Highlands. He has also joined the team of wildlife experts on BBC One’s Animal Park.
Hamza’s impressive qualifications are a Masters Degree (MSc.) in Biological Imaging and Photography with Merit in 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.