Today I am sharing an old photograph.
In June 2015 I had the opportunity to head out to Skomer Island in Wales with a group of photographers. It was an amazing trip and due to some stormy weather we had the island to ourselves for a few days. Skomer is renowned for being a wildlife haven, and is surrounded by some of the richest waters for wildlife off the British Isles. Most evenings on the island were spent at 'The Wick', which is a sheer cliff carved with many ledges that are ideal homes for nesting sea birds. The grassy slopes above this are the best place to watch puffins as they come back and forth with sand eels to feed their young.
The puffin is a well photographed bird species, and I wanted to capture something a little different to the usual colourful puffin portraits. It is unusual to see such a colourful bird photographed in black and white! I wanted to capture a different side to the puffin, an impression of quiet elegance and beauty.
This photograph was highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography awards 2016.
Another favourite from last year during the Red Deer rut. Although this looks like a close up image it was shot with my 300mm and 1.4x converter so a total of 420mm. I was also using the @canonuk 5D4 and made good use of a heavy crop using the 30mp sensor. You don't have to get close to wildlife in order to get a nice image! Please #followme to keep posted about #work
Lizard Point... Still found time to shoot some landscape shots here in Cornwall, so many over looked view points down here as people fly down, shoot the same old cliches and back home again..
Housel Bay and Lizard Pount Lighthouse at sunset...
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The day got off to a pretty poor start when I accidentally locked myself out of my car for five hours... Not only had I missed the "golden hour", but the silver, bronze, and several more as well! It was late morning by the time I finally left Satara camp in the central Kruger, and I wasn't feeling very optimistic. But barely half an hour later I had spotted a leopard, and then this magnificent man lying by his two equally resplendent brothers! For me, this unpredictability is one of the many things that makes the Kruger so special.