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5 Beautiful Urban Badger Photos

There is something special about the badger. They are both incredibly peaceful and beautiful animals with which myRead full post

2014. Looking back at one of my favourite years.

2014 has been a year of lessons. About myself, others and my approach to photography. I’ve many memories ofRead full post

Nikon D800 with 200 f2 + 1.4x TC

Skomer Island: The Magic Hour

Skomer. The beautiful island just off the Pembrokeshire coast hides a (well known!) secret. Long after the day trippersRead full post

Waxwing in search of berries

Waxwings in West London’s suburbia

On a cold Sunday morning in the middle of January, I found myself standing at a bus stop opposite a parade of shops inRead full post

D800, 600VR + 1.4x, 1/400, f7.1, ISO 1250

Snettisham Knots. A first visit.

3:30am. My alarm is going off and as I’ve only had 2 and half hours sleep I feel a little grumpy. But fastRead full post

A red kite dives out the sky above Stokenchurch in The Chilterns. Nikon D4, 600 VR + 1.4x, 1/2000, f8, ISO 450

Red Kites: photographing old friends with a new camera

One of the things I’ve been really impressed with on the D4 is the improved focusing. And so I paid a visit toRead full post

A pheasant displaying, taken with the Nikon D4.

Fighting Pheasants and Badgers: First shoot with the Nikon D4

Well, I’ve been itching to properly use the D4 since it arrived last week, and it certainly got put it to theRead full post

New Forest ponies

Although these won’t be the last images you will see from my D3s, they are pretty much the last photos I’llRead full post

Red Deer and a perfect misty golden sunrise. It’s good to be back!

WOW, what a morning to get back in to the swing of things after weeks of not being able to enjoy my camera or the localRead full post

A puffin coming in to land with a beak full of sand eels, the Farne Islands, Northumberlalnd

The Farne Islands (aka Project Puffin)

Stepping on to Staple Island for the first time is an experience like no other. It’s a busy place and everywhereRead full post

Gannet with nesting material at Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve.

Nest building Gannets at Bempton Cliffs

Following on from my trip to the Farne Islands, we made a stop off at the RSPB reserve, Bempton Cliffs to check out theRead full post

Coot Chick

Abandoned Coot chick

Encounters with wildlife aren’t always experiences that are memorable for good reasons, and this abandoned CootRead full post

A Hobby locks on to it

Locked On: Hobby catching mayfly mid-flight

This is the split second before a Hobby plucks a mayfly from the air. A moment that is over so quickly you can barelyRead full post

Snow, searching for wildlife and a photo on tv [video]

It was -5 outside, I’d just updated to the latest D3 firmware (v2.02), had a couple of spare hours to get out inRead full post

Otters on Mull

At one stage, this Otter popped up no more than 8 feet in front of me as I lay motionless next to a seaweed coveredRead full post

A few days with the Short Eared Owls

I was recently told about the location of a small group of Short Eared Owls and was quite excited to finally try andRead full post

Guide to Grey Seals at Donna Nook

Picture the scene, it’s 6:45 a.m. and we’ve just arrived at Donna Nook, on the east coast of the UK. I haveRead full post

An early, misty morning with the Red Deer.

7 a.m., I’m standing in the middle of a field of bracken, the sun isn’t up yet, it’s foggy and all IRead full post