logo

Video Backround

South America

2019 Brazil

Four and a half weeks in Brazil. Architecture, wolves, birds, and Jaguars which equates to Ouro Preto, Barreiras, Sao Paulo coast and the Pantanal Amazing, incredible and lots of photographic opportunities.

Arctic

2019 Svalbard

A very disappointing trip with lack of bears on a non-photographic expedition!!

South America

2019 Costa Rica

What a great place!! Three weeks and covered six areas of a relatively small country. We didn’t travel far though on this self drive trip, put together by myself after extensive research and then organised by Pieter at Aratinga Tours of Costa Rica.

South America

2018 Equador

Another place on my bucket list and the first real time in South America (other than Chile in transit to Antarctica). The trip consisted of three days in the capital Quito, followed by five days in the Cloud forest of Mindo and then fourteen days on a boat around Galapagos.

Europe

2018 Finland Bears

In September 2018 I went to visit the Wild Brown Bear Centre in Lentiira, Finland together with my photography friends, Ann, Carol & David.

Africa

2018 Namibia – Quiver Trees, Sand Dunes and Etosha

In June, Elaine & I together with our photography friends, Ann, Carol, David & Sue, went to Namibia for a 23 day tour.

Asia

2018 India

A month spent in India primarily as my niece was getting married in Kerala but then three weeks in three locations, Madhya Pradesh for Tigers, Gujarat for Asiatic Lions and Rajasthan for Leopards.

Antarctica

2017 Antarctica

This is a place I've had on my bucket list for a long time and two things stopped me going; the sea crossing and the cost.

Africa

2017 Kenya

Trip to Kenya for Wildebeest and other wildlife. Slightly late as we went towards the end of September but it was an amazing trip for wildlife with high proportion of "good" photographs that seem to have taken forever to sort out.

Asia

2017 Borneo

Trip to both Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo for Primates and other wildlife. Both countries were wonderful but Indonesia was more memorable and photogenic with the feeding stations in Tanjung Puting NP providing an abundance of Orang-utan.

North America

2017 Canada

Trip to Algonquin, for moose, in Ontario for a few days followed by a week at Baffin island in the Arctic North of Canada with Marc Latremouille.

Europe

2017 Norway

This was my second trip to see the magnificent Must Ox of Dovrefjell, Norway. This time in the cold month of March when the snow is receding but still very cold with temperatures of -20c and howling winds to bring the temperature down even further.

North America

2016 British Columbia

On the 25th September I travelled to Chilco, British Columbia, Canada as one of a group of six photographers to photograph Grizzly Bears on the Chilcotin River. Great trip where we were based on two boats going up and down the river looking for bears fishing.

Europe

2016 Norway

David & Carol Taylor, John Betts & I had a trip to Dovrefjell National Park in Norway. David & Carol had visited the area a few years ago in the autumn time and were happy to revisit to try and capture more images of the Musk Ox.

Europe

2016 Wales

In July, David & Carol Taylor, John Betts, Ann Brooks and her partner, and I had a trip to Skomer, a small island off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Prior to visiting Skomer I had a day at the Barn Owl Centre in Gloucestershire and a couple of days at the Red Kite Feeding Station at Gigrin Farm, Rhayader.

Europe

2016 Iceland

In July, David & Carol Taylor, John Betts, Ann Brooks and her partner, and I had a trip to Skomer, a small island off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Prior to visiting Skomer I had a day at the Barn Owl Centre in Gloucestershire and a couple of days at the Red Kite Feeding Station at Gigrin Farm, Rhayader.

Europe

2016 Grinton Moor

A day trip to Grinton Moor near Reeth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park turned out to be a interesting and productive day with lots of nesting birds there was lots to see and a short drive onto Grinton Moor lasted all day, well at least until the rain and wind came and the birds disappeared.

Europe

2016 Norfolk

Short trip to Norfolk to catch spring birds and to spend half a day with Simon Litton and his performing hares! Fairly quite in Norfolk and slightly disappointed with the birding opportunities.

Africa

2016 Uganda (Lake Mbura)

Final stop in Uganda was Lake Mbura which is mid point between Bwindi and Entebbe. The purpose of our stop over was to do a little relaxation prior to our flight home and we stayed at Mihingo Lodge which is a luxury lodge euston the edge of Lake Mbura Nartional Park.

Africa

2016 Uganda (Bwindi)

Fifth stop in Uganda was Bwindi in the South of Uganda. We stayed at two locations; Buhoma and the less popular Nkuringo area of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Buhoma region has three groups of gorilla and Nkuringo one. There are many other groups but these are the ones which have been introduced to humans and therefore approachable.

Africa

2016 Uganda (Ishasha)

Fourth stop in Uganda was the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha) in the West of Uganda. The Ushasha region is the home of the famous Tree Climbing Lions. After arriving late morning we had lunch and headed out to look for these sometimes illusive animals. Word was that they had not been seen for several days and after several hours we had seen very little other than a mongoose and a few bird species including a rather nice Wood Sandpiper.

Africa

2016 Uganda (QENP)

Third stop in Uganda was Queen Elizabeth National Park in the West of Uganda.We visited two locations; the first being the Mweya region. This was a very dry and arid area and the wild life was quite sparse. We found lazy lions on the plain and quite a few antelope including good sighting of Ugandan Kob. We took a boat tour on the Kazinga Channel between Lake Edward and Lake George and got quite close to Hippo and Fish Eagle.

Africa

2016 Uganda (Kibale Forest)

Kibale National Park is a national park in South Uganda. It is 766 km2 (296 sq mi) in size and is located between 1,100–1,600 meters (3,600–5,200 ft) in elevation. We stayed three nights at Kibale Forest Camp which is situated in close proximity to the chimpanzees which were the primary species that I had targeted in this area of Uganda. Three nights gave us two full days of Chimpanzee trekking and what a great opportunity to spend time with these wonderful primates it turned out to be.

Africa

2016 Uganda (Murchinson Falls)

In March this year I travelled to Uganda to fulfil one of my lifetime ultimate destinations, namely the Gorillas of Uganda. It was a spectacular trip and I came home with too many images which I would like to share with you on my website. Because of the number I decided to break the trip into the different areas I visited.

Africa

2015 Ethiopia

In late November I travelled to Ethiopia with my wife Elaine. The trip was organised by an excellent agent, based in Addis Ababa who were recommended by a friend of mine Marcel Mueller. The trip focused on Gelada Monkey, Simien Wolf, and Colobus Monkey and the trip surpassed my expectation having heard how difficult it can be to spot and photograph some of these elusive animals.

North America

2015 Alberta

On the heels of my trip to Terrace, British Columbia I could not pass up the opportunity to spend some quality time exploring the vast and wondrous National Parks in Alberta, Canada. Although I had set out to capture photographs of the local wildlife what struck me the most was the beauty and undeniable presence of the famous Canadian Rockies.

North America

2015 British Columbia

On the 10th September I travelled to Terrace, British Columbia, Canada as one of a group of six photographers to photograph Spirit Bears in a remote area in the Great Bear Rainforests. When I booked the trip I thought the chance of seeing these elusive bears was pretty remote and I joined this trip organised by John Marriott of canwildphototours.com.

Europe

2015 Highlands and Lowlands!

Following my Pine Marten workshop I drove with Larry and Debbie Jackson up to Aviemore, for Osprey then back to England where we stopped off at Farne Island, WWT Washington on the way home and a few days out on the Yorkshire Moors and a very enjoyable day at RSPB Blacktoft Sands.

Europe

2015 Pine Marten in Scotland

In late June/early July I spent two weeks at a cottage on the Ardnamurchan peninsula in Scotland. The trip involved taking lots of photography equipment to shoot outside at night, together with materials to build a pool.

Asia

2015 Sri Lanka

In June, Elaine & I went to Sri Lanka and travelled with www.walkwithjith.com whom I met at the Birdfair in August 2014. We were met by Jith at Colombo airport and introduced to our guide for the trip, Nandana. The trip was wildlife focused, as usual, and we had planned 22 safari drives over the 18 day period in various national parks. The primary species were leopard, sloth bear and elephant.

North America

2015 Florida

In late February/early March I spent two weeks in Florida, primarily for photographing Roseate Spoonbill. As well as visiting Sarasota, Venice and Fort Myers down on the Gulf coast I also visited New Smyrna on the East coast which was great for gulls, terns and lots of other waders.

North America

2015 Yellowstone

In February 2015 I spent two weeks at Yellowstone National Park to photograph the wildlife and landscape of the park. I was lucky to spend the trip with photographic friends; John Betts, Ann Brooks, John Hoyes and David & Carol Taylor. The weather was unseasonably warm and we had a lack of snow, in fact in the north of the park the snow had almost disappeared and many of the animals were back in the hills. The main park area was covered in snow though and we had great opportunity to see foxes, swans, bison, coyote and even a grizzly, which was out of hibernation.

North America

2015 Ottawa

At the end of January I travelled to Ottawa in Canada and spent a few days with Rick Dobson photographing Snowy Owls. It was a challenging trip as the weather was cold when I arrived although as the week progressed we had lots of snow and even blue skies. It was an amazing week and as well as both male and female Snowy Owls I managed to photograph a few woodland birds and even Wolves at Omega Park.