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WILDLIFE BABIES

I’ve been a professional wildlife photographer since 2008 and for all of that time I’ve been trying to take pictures that will invoke an emotional response with people. In my experience, there is nothing that does that quite as well as baby animals. It’s probably got [...]

ANIMAL PORTRAITS

Look this way big fella! It's like herding cats... I tend to think of wildlife portraits as finding the essence of an animal. Just like human portraits, taking animal portraits follows a lot of the same rules with a few major differences. Whilst you'll have the [...]

THE BEAUTY OF BACK-LIGHT

A rufous-tailed hummingbird in Costa Rica Back-light is, as you might expect, where the light on the subject is predominantly from behind. What this does is produce a dramatic effect, outlining the subject in rim light. All the more stunning if that light is warm in [...]

Costa Rica – Corcovado NP

I followed this white-headed capuchin monkey for a while in forest near my accommodation at Drake Bay, Corcovado National Park Exactly a year ago, I arrived in Costa Rica's steamy, tropical bird and animal paradise. UK weather was pants, as it usually is at this time of year and [...]

Flight of the Hummingbird

July 2014 cover - my green-breasted mango hummer! Did you know that hummingbirds can fly sideways, backwards and even upside down? And that they effectively go into hibernation every night to save energy? Hummingbirds are among the most colourful species in the wild kingdom, yet far from easy [...]

Costa Rica 2014 Part 3

[iq-testimonials-page id='4'] Long-billed hermit hummingbird. No, it's not a seahorse Parts 1 and 2 were about getting some images out into the world after my recent photography trip to Costa Rica. Of course there are lots more images here too, but I think it's about time I went [...]

Costa Rica 2014 Part 1

[Here are parts 2 and 3] In January I went to Costa Rica to take photos of the incredible wildlife. What an amazing place. I went to three different areas to see what I could find. There's so much more to explore there and the more I've photographed, the more [...]