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60for60

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on 60for60

60for60

60for60 Photography Project August 20th 2016 saw the start of my ‘final fifties’ so as I head towards the ‘big one’ I started to think about setting myself a challenge ……. trouble is I’m too much of a scaredy cat to jump out of a plane, and although I can walk for miles & miles running just isn’t my thing so a marathon, half marathon or a jog to the shops is out of the question!!!! After much deliberation I settled for something fun……. a photography project called...

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Alaska – Bald Eagles and more …..

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Wildlife | Comments Off on Alaska – Bald Eagles and more …..

Alaska – Bald Eagles and more …..

Saturday 19 November 2016 saw an early morning start to Heathrow to meet up with the folks from NaturesLens to start our journey to Alaska. I’ve been on a few trips now with NL and each and everyone has been fantastic – not only do they work hard to provide superb photographic opportunities but you also feel like you’re going on holiday with a really super group of friends. After a 10 ½ hour flight to Seattle we had a quick change-over and it was on to stage two of the journey – an ‘internal’ flight from Seattle to Juneau. This was a...

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30 Days Wild

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in News | Comments Off on 30 Days Wild

30 Days Wild

As part of the ‘My Wildlife‘ campaign I’ve signed up with the Wildlife Trust  to ‘make room for nature’ every day in June. Research has shown that spending time with nature can help you feel happier and healthier, and the more people who make nature a part of their life the more people there will be to help protect and restore it.   My original plan was to explore as many places as possible around Poole Harbour, close to where I live. However, I’ve also spent time during June visiting Abbotsbury Swannery,...

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Discovering orangutans in Borneo

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Wildlife | Comments Off on Discovering orangutans in Borneo

Discovering orangutans in Borneo

For as long as I can remember my dream has always been to see the orang-utans in Borneo and when my daughter chose to go to the Philippines for her University Elective the prospect of meeting up with her at the end of her volunteering stint made the dream start to become a reality. There was no flexibility re dates so an ‘off the peg’ pre-set itinerary was no good. Having contacted numerous travel companies who offered a‘personalised’ itinerary  Natural World Safaris  stood out from the start. My contact was Jessica and she was excellent. The...

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Richmond Park Deer Rut

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Wildlife | Comments Off on Richmond Park Deer Rut

Richmond Park Deer Rut

It’s the end of September so it must be deer rutting season ….. If you’re a wildlife photographer you know exactly where I’m coming from but if you’re a novice at this game like me, you might be a bit unsure. That’s certainly how I felt three weeks ago but after several visits to Richmond Park I’m really getting into the swing of this. Richmond Park is a national nature reserve and deer park with over 600 Red and Fallow deer roaming freely. They have played a major part in the parks history and over hundreds of years have helped to shape the...

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Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Birds | Comments Off on Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre

Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre

Gigrin Farm was primarily an upland sheep farm in mid Wales with wonderful views all around. Just 10 minutes drive away is the beautiful Elan Valley, in itself worthy of a visit.     Owned and run by the Powell family the late Mr Powell would throw scraps of rabbit down when out farming with his dog. He noticed the next day the scraps disappeared and intrigued by this his feeding gradually became more intentional, attracting more and more kites. In the early 1990’s the RSPB witnessed the success of this kite feeding and requested...

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Monkey World

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Wildlife | Comments Off on Monkey World

Monkey World

I had an absolutely super morning photographing some of the primates at Monkey World. However, thunder and continuous rain created constant haze making lighting conditions very difficult so I make no apologies if you find some of these images a little noisy! The prime purpose of Monkey World, Ape Rescue Centre, in Dorset is to rescue and rehabilitate some of the most abused and neglected monkeys in the world. The primates are given the chance to spend the rest of their days being cared for in a natural environment having been rescued from...

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