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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Few Days In Safari Paradise 2016

2016 was another fabulous year on safari! I thought I'd collect some of my images and a short film I made together in one blog post to show you what an awesome spectacle the Masai Mara is and what fun we had photographing the incredible wildlife. 2017 will be our fourth [...]

How To Prepare and Pack For a Photography Safari to Africa

I'm writing this article because I remember the mixture of excitement and bewilderment at tackling my first African photography safari in 2008. What to take? What to leave at home? What to prepare? What clothing, money, insurance, visas? All these questions and more I'll attempt to answer here. Going away on [...]

By |2019-05-08T10:37:16+01:006 Apr 2015|Africa, Equipment, Kenya, Lions, Technique, Tips, Wildlife, Workshops & safaris|

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 [...]