Observing the animal kingdom captured in focus

When it comes to specialising in photographing wildlife in action in their natural envorinment, patience is most definitely a virtue.  Hours and hours can be spent waiting for that perfect moment. And yet, I wouldn’t have it any other way because the rewards can be incredible.

Whether it’s being tucked under a tarp in the Cambridgeshire Fens waiting for the majestic short eared owl, or teasing a kestrel out in the open with a piece of prey, it’s always worth the wait.

The beauty of the natural world never fails to disappoint me and the emotional feelings it stirs within, are not to be underestimated.

This kestrel was in a hurry!

This kestrel had landed on a post and instead of flying to the other side of the gate, he decided to run a very unusual behaviour, captured in run sprint.

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

- Martin Buber.

Getting focused on the eyes is the secret to animal photography. Once this is achieved, the rest of the image just falls into place. The eyes give life, character and focus to the subject.

On a wing and a prayer

Birds in flight are a difficult genre of wildlife photography but with tools and specific camera settings used correctly, a good success rate can be achieved.

Flights of Fancy

A set of buzzard images taken on the Wiltshire Downs from a hide in 2022. Competition for food caused some defending of the prey, but every one got to feed eventually.