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Category Archives: Wildlife

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 everywhere you look there are birds, on the ground, in the sky and on the water surrounding you. And that’s not to mention the hundreds of photographers camera’s clicking away simultaneously at all these subjects,…

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 the gannets. Going against everything you’d expect to want, the weather was cloudy and windy, but that was perfect for capturing images of these magnificent birds as they gathered nesting material from…

Mono Red Deer: Revisiting an old image

It’s always worth looking back over old images. Every once in a while I dip in to my archives and see if I can either find a hidden gem, or I revisit an old favourite to see if it still holds up well, or, if I feel I could reprocess. Well, after catching up with…

Abandoned Coot chick

Encounters with wildlife aren’t always experiences that are memorable for good reasons, and this abandoned Coot chick is a perfect example of when wildlife photography can tug at the heart strings of animal lovers everywhere. Some of you may remember me tweeting that I had found an abandoned coot chick whilst out shooting a few…

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 barely register it’s happened when watching these lightening fast birds dart about the sky with the agility to match their impressive speed. Personally, I very rarely see Hobbies. I could count on…

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