Third trip to visit Yellowstone National Park in the winter. This trip more or less mirrored the 2015 trip where we spent eight days in the Lamar Valley, three nights at the snow lodge in the heart of the park, and five nights at West Yellowstone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.