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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 [...]

TEXTURE

I don't know how other photographers describe texture, but I always think of it as visually representing what you would feel if you reached into the photograph and touched the surface of the subject. By the way, don't do this to an elephant! Speaking of elephants, [...]

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 [...]

Award-winning seal!

Here's my second Highly Commended image from the Audubon Society of Greater Denver's Share The View competition!  It's on today's competition front page. The first Highly Commended image was a red deer stag (see below). This young grey seal was lying contentedly on Longstone Island at Northumberland's Farne Islands in [...]

BWPA British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013 – short-listed

From the several thousands of images submitted to the BWPA 2013 competition, I managed to squeeze two into the final short-list of 300. I just missed out on an award, but hey, I was pretty chuffed to get this far! Subsequently, the seal image won a highly Commended award :) Here [...]

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 [...]