Rollers, Fritillaries & Nightjars

Another few images have been added to the gallery. The Pearl-bordered Fritillary was photographed on a hot day in Cirencester where, despite there being good numbers of this rare butterfly, finding one that would actually...
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Rollers, Fritillaries & Nightjars

Bateleurs, Red Squirrels and Starlings

Another three images have been added to the gallery. The characterful Red Squirrel was photographed at the northern end of the Cairngorms in Scotland. The Red-winged Starling was within the Olifants Rest Camp overlooking the...
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Bateleurs, Red Squirrels and Starlings

1500 species!

The species list hit a milestone today. I have now photographed 1500 species! Of course, such a figure is completely arbitrary and meaningless, but it's a nice round number. So what was the 1500th species?...
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1500 species!

Hawk-moths, Hornbills & Hunting Dogs

All the H's have been added to the gallery today, but across three different continents. Firstly, the Pied Malabar Hornbill which was photographed at the northern end of Sri Lanka in the Wilpattu National Park....
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Hawk-moths, Hornbills & Hunting Dogs

Heath Fritillaries and Kangaroo Lizards

It was a scorcher of a day yesterday, and I spent it trying to locate and photograph two of our rarest butterflies - the Heath Fritillary on Exmoor and the High Brown Fritillary on Dartmoor....
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Heath Fritillaries and Kangaroo Lizards


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Camera gear

Take photographs for long enough, and you’ll sooner or later be asked for advice about which is the best camera, the best lens, etc. Perhaps more frustrating, you’ll meet other…

Why wild?

Every photograph on this site was taken using a completely wild subject in its natural habitat.  I’ve visited zoos and I’ve watched animals in captivity, particularly as a child. I’ve…