Glyn Satterley was born in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1947. He gained a degree in Fine Art from Ravensbourne College in 1975. Satterley spent two years making photographs for the book Life in Caithness and Sutherland, published in 1982, when he moved up to Scotland permanently. He then began a new project on documenting life on Highland sporting estates. He has worked as a freelance photojournalist for many European and American newspapers and magazines. Most recently he has provided the photographic material for the Scottish Golf Book, The Scottish Fishing Book, and The Scottish Whisky Book.