2021 - Winner Best Documentary - Fleurieu Film Festival, Wild by Nature

2019 - Second place Winner - Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Photo-competition, The cove from above

2016 - Winner - BMC Ecology Image Competition, Kalahari desert

2016 - Finalist - Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition, The dance

2015 - Special commendation - Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition, A baboon gets lost in his thoughts

2015 - Winner - Oceans of life Photo-competition, Turbulent penguin

2015 - Finalist - Oceans of life Photo-competition, Tough catch

2015 - Second place Winner - Natural world Photo-competition, Cimitero di relitti

2015 - Highly commended - Gateway Photo-competition, Turbulent penguin

2015 - Highly commended - The Royal Society of Biology Photographic Competition, The last sardine

2015 - Winner - Cameraland Photo-competition, No time for lemons

2015 - Highly commended - The Everyman Photo-competition, No time for lemons

2015 - Runner up - Science Lens, United ashore

2015 - Third place winner - Country life Photo-competition, On a very hot day

2014 - Winner (overall) - Exposure competition, On a very hot day

2014 - Winner (wildlife) - Exposure Competition, Family portrait

2014 - Winner (viewer choice) - Exposure Competition, Sunset with special guests

2014 - Runner up - Exposure competition, The last sardine

2014 - Bronze award  - MILSET Science Photo-contest, On a very hot day

2014 - Highly commended - Sunday Times Wildlife Photo-competition, Ghost at sea

2014 - Highly commended - Gateway Photo-contest, Ghost at sea

2014 - Second place Winner - All creature great and small, Ghost at sea

2014 - Finalist - Oceans of life Photo-competition, Ghost at sea

2014 - Silver Award - MILSET Science Photo-contest, Spectacular reflection

2014 - Highly commended - Gateway Photo-contest, Family portrait

2014 - Finalist - Oceans of life Photo-competition, Family portrait

2013 - Honorable mention - Oasis Photo-competition, Family portrait

2008 - Winner - Scatti d'acqua Photo-competition, Taking off

Scientific Peer Reviewed Publications

Gaglio, D., Walton, J., Ryan, P.G. (2021). Prey delivery to a breeding colony of Caspian Terns Hydroprognecaspia on the west coast of South Africa, Ostrich, DOI: 10.2989/00306525.2020.1856211

Gaglio, D., Sherley, R.B, Ryan, P.G. & Cook, T.R (2018). A non-invasive approach to estimate the energetic requirements of an increasing seabird population in a perturbed marine ecosystem. Nature - Scientific Reports 8:8343: DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-26647-3 

Gaglio, D., Cook, T.R, Sherley, R.B., Ryan, P.G & Flower T.P. (2018). The cost of kleptoparasitism in mixed-species breeding colonies of greater crested terns and Hartlaub’s gull. Behavioural Ecology  

Gaglio, D., Cook, T.R., Ryan, P.G., McInnes A. & Sherley, R.B. (2018). Foraging plasticity in seabirds: A non-invasive study of the diet of greater crested terns breeding in the Benguela Region. PloS One 13(1): e0190444,  

Gaglio, D., Cook, T.R., Sherley, R.B. & Ryan, P.G. (2018). How many can you catch? Factors influencing the occurrence of multi-prey loading in provisioning Greater Crested Terns. Ostrich, doi:10.2989/00306525.2018.1439116  

Gaglio, D., Cook, T.R., Connan, M., Ryan, P.G. & Sherley, R.B. (2017). Dietary studies in birds: testing a non-invasive method using digital photography in seabirds. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 241–222

Articles featured in the media

What makes a good conservation photograph? Article featured in Royal Society of Biology

Photography as a tool of science. Article featured in Methods in Ecology and Evolution

The striking landscape of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Winning image of BMC Ecology Image Competition 

A baboon gets lost in his thoughts. Image featured in the BBC

The last sardine. Image featured in the BBC

 South African Young Academy of Science Blog. Numerous articles featured in SAYAS

Honeymooning in the Kgalagadi. Article featured in WILD

Articles featured in magazines

2021 - The Birder - Autumn 2021, Cover image (Hooded Plover)

2020 - The Birder - Summer 2020, Articles: 'On the Right Track' and Photo-finish 'Making the moment matter'

2020 - The Birder - Spring 2020, Cover image (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) and Article Photo-finish 'Southern Emuwren'

2017 - African Birdlife - March/April 2017, All would up

2017 - African Birdlife - January/February 2017, Dinner-cam: Using digital photography to discover what birds eat

2015 - SANParks Times - December, Guano on islands holds the key to life

2015 - Wild Magazine - Twinkle twinkle little star

2014 - African Birdlife - September/October 2014, The FitzPatrick Report; Swift Terns bucking the trend

2014 - Environment Magazine - Banding Swift Terns in Southern Africa

Other Photographic publications

Book, Merle's South African Cookbook - Book cover, Homo Perversus - Journal Cover, Behavioural Ecology Vol.29 - Journal Cover, African Journal of Marine Science 2018 - Journal Cover, Ostrich 2018 - Photographic contribution, African Birdlife May/June 2018, Cape Sugarbird: Stress in the city - Photographic contribution, SubMerge 2018, Ecological Traps: The plight of the African penguin - Photographic contribution, Book Ecologie - Journal Cover, Ostrich 2017 - Photographic contribution, Book Terrestrial Gamebirds & Snipes of Africa - Photographic contribution, African Birdlife September/October 2016, Fancy footwork - Photographic contribution, African Birdlife January/February 2016, Killer moves: Southern fiscal - Photographic contribution, Book 300 easy-to-see birds in southern Africa - Photographic contribution, Book, Birds to watch in Namibia; Red, rare and endemic species - Photographic contribution, Book, Il bosco di Vanzago - Photographic contribution, Book, La fauna dei Nebrodi - Photographic contribution, Book, Sicilia natura e paesaggio - Photographic contribution, Booklet Lipu, Birdwatching in nature - Photographic contribution, Book, Le Riserve Naturali di Agrigento