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 settle long enough to take a picture was a challenge. Another flighty species was the Lilac-breasted Roller. Even in areas where there were very few birds to be seen, the occasional Lilac-breasted Roller could be found, though they never stayed on their perches for very long. It’s not often that I decide to use monochrome in my wildlife pictures, but in the case of the male Nightjar, I felt it was warranted and highlighted the cryptic plumage of the species. The colour version will eventually make its way onto this site too.
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 spectacular Olifants River, while the Bateleur was photographed during a dash back to Skukuza to ... Read more