Seabirds

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 [...]

20,000 gannets, a tent and a lot of beer: the gannets of RSPB Bempton Cliffs

In mid July I spent a very enjoyable couple of days filming gannets with my friend and fellow pro wildlife photographer, Alan Hewitt. There are about 22,000 gannets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs as well as 180,000 other seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes and even a random albatross seen shortly before [...]

Wildlife of the Farne Islands 2nd Edition

I'm very excited to announce that I have finally finished the second edition to my book! This one is fully updated for 2015 and has 200 extra pages of images, species information and photography advice. It's been 4 years since I first published Wildlife of the Farne Islands and this [...]

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 [...]

Summer on the Farne Islands

Puffin Precarious pipit As the rain and temperature fall, further bending the already berry-laden rowan I've just parked under, I'm wondering whether that's it for summer this year. Mind, what a summer it's been! Rarely have we had such good weather in continuous dollops. It's certainly [...]

Auto ISO article in Landscape & Wildlife Photography Magazine

Hot on the heels on 'Photographing Summer Birds' in Bird Watching magazine, I've written an article on Auto ISO in Landscape & Wildlife Photography Magazine. I'm a recent convert to using Auto ISO with Manual mode after photographing gannets with some friends at Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire. Hope you enjoy [...]

Jump! My latest ‘Through The Lens’ column

I've actually remembered to mention it this time! Just out on 1 June, this is my regular column in Landscape & Wildlife Photography Magazine. This month it's about guillemots and 'jumplings'. The humble guillemot, it turns out, is anything but humble. Quite remarkable, actually. Hope you enjoy it. K [...]