FIELDCRAFT & WILDLIFE2022-04-24T08:43:41+01:00


711, 2021

Martin Mere Mallards

In October, I was pleased to be back at WWT Martin Mere in Lancashire working at their North West Bird Fair. It is an event I have also worked at in 2018 and 2019, doing a mixture of photography workshops and talks over the course of the two day [...]

2804, 2020

Hyenas – Natures Villains or Heros?

I missed the boat on World Hyena Day yesterday! Like most animals, spotted hyenas have their own fascinating behaviours and ecology. Along with vultures, they're an unfairly maligned species too, often portrayed as cowardly, skulking, thieving and even demonic! After all, they're the villains of the Lion King films! [...]

702, 2019

Sabi Sands Juvenile Leopard

Hosanna, juvenile male Leopard, Djuma Reserve Sabi Sands, South Africa. At a wildlife photography talk a couple of weeks ago I was talking about this photograph, how I took it, why and the circumstances around it. It’s a photograph I have always liked so I thought I’d blog [...]

912, 2018

Live Baiting of Kingfishers for Photography

Photographs of Common Kingfishers are high on the bucket-list of many photographers interested in wildlife. There are commercial wildlife hides which specialise in kingfisher photography and can virtually guarantee spectacular photographs. The standards have been set, and they are very high indeed. Unfortunately, these spectacular photographs come about using [...]

3005, 2018

Don’t Mind Me….

...I'M JUST PASSING THROUGH! Atlantic puffin – 'low profile walk', Fujifilm X-H1 & 100-400mm lens. I’m always keen to stress the importance of how fieldcraft is as important as knowing how to use a camera or understanding the basic principles of photography. Even some basic knowledge about a [...]

2803, 2017

The Leopard and the Porcupine

Although I have spent many hours photographing Africa's predators, I have found leopards to be a rather elusive subject. I have photographed them, but time has never been a luxury compared to our experiences with lions, cheetahs and hyenas. As I expected, my recent trip to South Africa to work [...]

1703, 2013

MV Danio Farne Islands

At around 0430 on Saturday the 16th March the MV Danio, a 80 metre long cargo vessel issued a distress call after it became grounded on the 'Blue Caps' low lying tidal rocks of the Farne Islands to the south west of The Longstone. The Danio has a cargo [...]

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