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Skomer Island: The Magic Hour

Skomer. The beautiful island just off the Pembrokeshire coast hides a (well known!) secret. Long after the day trippers have boarded their boats for mainland and the harsh light has mellowed as the sun lowers in the sky, the true magic of this wildlife haven is unlocked. For, it’s only then that Skomer and it’s…

Oasis 2014: 2nd Place in Category

I’m very pleased to announce my favourite photo of an alligator from the Florida Everglades entitled ‘Killer in the Mist’, has been awarded second place in the Other Animals category of the Italian run, Oasis International Award of Wildlife and Nature Photography, competition (phew, mouthful!). As such, the image will now be on display at…

Maasai Mara: My First Time

First a warning. Two of the images in this post are a little graphic and show the reality of life in the Masai Mara (but I’ve put them at the very bottom of the page). OK. Warning over and I actually can’t believe it has taken me so long to visit Africa. It’s been at…

Waxwings in West London’s suburbia

On a cold Sunday morning in the middle of January, a few years ago, I found myself standing at a bus stop opposite a parade of shops in suburban West London. Not to catch the bus though. Instead, bizarrely, to photograph some feathered visitors from Scandinavia for the first time. Waxwings. A bus stop isn’t…

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 fast forward to 715am and after a two and a half hour drive and a 1.5km walk, I find myself sitting in one of the hides at Snettisham for the first time, eagerly…

Belarus trip report

I have to admit, despite being to some pretty cool places, sitting in a hide, in a field, deep in the Belarusian countryside with Great Snipe lekking all around me, is certainly one of my most memorable experiences so far. Having these small birds walk around the hide just feet away and watching and listening…

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