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 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.

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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 spectacular Olifants River, while the Bateleur was photographed during a dash back to Skukuza to ... Read more

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Baboons, Flycatchers and Nightjars

It's been a while since I've updated the galleries and I've got a bit of a backlog building up! New additions today include a Chacma Baboon with baby - part of a much larger troupe found whilst driving in South Africa, an Asian Brown Flycatcher photographed in northern Sri Lanka, ... Read more