Carl Downing first dabbled with wildlife photography while still at school, but his real interest developed during 25 years of leading wildlife tours in Colombia, South America. Since then he has also shot wildlife images across Europe and Africa. On returning to the UK he diversified into sports after the Tour of Britain cycle race passed his house and he recognised this area of photography was very similar to the skills required to shooting wildlife.

Since then he has photographed events as diverse as Waterpolo, Rugby, Football, Track & Road cycling, Banger Racing, Music Festivals, Baptisms and Weddings. He has been an accredited Photographer with the Tour of Britain and The Women's Tour since 2018.