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Category Archives: Wildlife

Lioness: the story behind the photo

In a new series, I’ll be talking about some of my personal favourite photos, the stories behind how I captured them and discussing the thought process that led to the final image. I’m kicking off with a photo of a lioness yawning in the rain. It was taken a few years ago on my first…

Remembering Elephants

In 1979 there were 1.3 million elephants in Africa. Now, in 2016, there are less than 400,000. That’s an average loss of around 2,000 per month for the last 37 years. As I stand listening to Will Travers OBE and CEO of the Born Free Foundation, break this tragic statistic down during the Remembering Elephants…

Light and Shade, Dalmatian Pelicans on Lake Kerkini.

Bright sunny weather is surprisingly flexible when photographing wildlife, as the Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece’s Lake Kerkini helped me demonstrate back in January, when I found myself on a return trip to photograph the hugely photogenic bird for the second year running. Once again the anticipation of snow was high but, just like the year…

5 Beautiful Urban Badger Photos

There is something special about the badger. They are both incredibly peaceful and beautiful animals with which my garden plays host to several, that pass through when night falls, as they forage around their urban surroundings. It was a truly wonderful day when I discovered these most unexpected of visitors and I’ve spent the last…

Dalmatian Pelicans. Tranquility on Greece’s Lake Kerkini

Back in January I spent two days in Northern Greece, close to the Bulgarian border, photographing the Dalmatian Pelican. Sadly, estimates put the remaining numbers of this almost prehistoric looking bird at less than 20,000 and as few as only 10,000, giving them vulnerable status on the IUCN Red List. See more Dalmatian Pelican images…

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