July 13 2018
desert elephants namibia

Desert elephants Namibia

Desert elephants Namibia – a few photos from our recent encounter in Damaraland. It’s been a personal ambition for some time to try and photograph the desert elephants of Namibia. Often you just get a special vibe when searching for wildlife. As the first cracks of sunlight illuminated  our track through the heart of Damaraland […]

July 07 2018

Quiver tree forest Namibia pictures

Quiver tree forest Namibia pictures A few days ago I spent the night in the Quiver tree forest in Namibia which is utter heaven for photographers. If you love stars and photography then this area is fantastic as you’ll have very little light pollution. Below are a few pictures from the shoot including information on […]

June 26 2018
Eagle's Nest lodge in Mburo National Park

Mountain gorilla photography holiday trip report – 2

Massive thanks to Michal, Pat, Tom, David, Val and Marcia for being so wonderful on my latest Uganda trip which we’ve just finished. (There’s also a trip report and a few photos from our earlier Uganda trip here.) I normally start these trip reports with a mention of our mountain gorilla encounter as I do […]

June 17 2018
Shoebill Mabamba swamp Entebbe

Shoebill Mabamba swamp Entebbe

This morning I returned to the Mabamba swamp near Entebbe, Uganda, on our first outing with my next mountain gorilla photography tour. It’s been such a gorgeous day here and we were rewarded with some outstanding bird watching opportunities including a great sighting of the Shoebill which we even saw flying at close quarters. Above […]

June 15 2018
Landscape photography Uganda

Why I love Uganda

Uganda landscape photography With 18 primate species including mountain gorillas & chimpanzees and over a 1000 bird species Uganda is a wildlife haven but it’s also a great place for landscapes too. There’s more info on my future Uganda gorilla holidays here or scroll down below for a few landscape photos from this lush green […]

June 14 2018
Flycatcher bird African Blue

Ugandan birds

Uganda birds Uganda is rightly famous for its primates – close encounters with mountain gorillas and chimpanzees are all but guaranteed in several parts of this fertile land. But there’s so much more to Uganda. In terms of wildlife it’s home to 17 other primate species along with larger mammals such as elephant, lion, leopard […]

June 14 2018
Mountain gorilla photography tour

Uganda mountain gorilla trip report

We’ve just finished our first Uganda mountain gorilla trip for this year which was utterly wildlife tastic ! Massive thanks to Andy, Rob, Chris, Caroline, June and Pamela for being such a lovely group. Uganda is one of my favourite countries on our planet and I’ve been coming here regularly for many years now. Although […]

May 29 2018
Mountain gorilla photography tour Uganda

Mountain gorilla photography tour

I’m packed and ready to return to one of my favourite countries on our lovely planet ahead of my two mountain gorilla photography tours to Uganda this June. Although our mountain gorilla encounters will almost certainly be the pinnacle of these trips, Uganda has so much more to offer. With over 1100 species of birds […]

May 25 2018

The simple bear necessities

Huge thanks to Gill, Andy, Carlos, Linden and Barbara for coming on my recent bear and wolverine trip to northern Finland. It’s a quick turn around now as I leave for Uganda and Namibia soon but below are a few photos from this trip. Our first bear at about 11.30 pm on our first night […]

May 17 2018

Bears and meditation

I’m on my way back to the far north of Finland today for my annual bear trip in the land of the midnight sun. A group of six of us will spend the next few nights waiting in purpose built hides for bears, wolverines and if we’re lucky wolves to pass close by. With two […]

May 11 2018

Back button focusing advantages

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of a one-on-one Sussex photography day with Justine who has been taking lovely photos for some time. There’s a link to some of her photography here.  One of the first things we did was to set her camera to back button focusing and I thought my explanation of the advantages […]

May 06 2018
Beachy Head

Waiting for the light

There are two particular pleasures of landscape photography that I just love, love, love. One is the walk to get to a particular vantage point and the other the meditative chance to just breathe and wait for the light. Last Friday I ran a Sussex one-on-one photography day with Colin where we explored the Seven […]

April 29 2018
Sussex landcape photography

Sussex landscape photos

Here’s a  few Sussex landscape photos along with some quotes that I like. Some of these were taken on my Sussex photography days – more info about these is here. “Some people create their own storms and then get upset when it rains.” Eva Gray There should be sunshine after rain; these things have always […]

April 23 2018
Wildlife photography courses Sussex

Wildlife photography courses

Over the last three days it’s been a pleasure to run wildlife photography workshops on Saturday, Sunday and Monday where again we were blessed with great weather. My weekend’s small group photography courses were held at the Wetland centre in Arundel while today I’ve been hosting a one-on-one day in Barnes, London. Thanks so much […]

April 14 2018

Sussex photography course 2018

Over the last six months or so I’ve been blessed to travel in some beautiful parts of the world including Indonesia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and India. Arriving back in England in early April, I’d naively expected the weather to be Spring like and had arranged a series of Sussex photography workshops during April and May. […]

April 13 2018
Big cat photographs cheetah

Big cat photographs

I’ve been going through my collection of big cat photographs trying to narrow down a selection for a new calendar project. Here’s a selection of some of the pin ups ! All of the cheetah and lion photos were taken on my big cat trips which I’ve run in Tanzania several times over the past […]

April 05 2018

New Peru Amazon and Inca trip !

I’m delighted to announce that there is a new trip in the pipeline for June 2019 where we’ll be visiting and photographing the wildlife and Inca sites of Peru including of course Machu Picchu. More info is here and below are a few photos from this gorgeous country.

April 02 2018
Taj Mahal photography

Taj Mahal photography

Some places are so iconic that they are actually quite hard to photograph. Ask anyone for their most famous buildings in the world and the Taj Mahal will usually feature at or near the top of their list. Here’s a few thoughts on photographing the Taj Mahal. Thousands of people visit the Taj Mahal every […]

April 01 2018

Ranthambore tiger sightings

Ranthambore tiger sightings – trip report March 2018 Huge thanks to Jill, Russell, Marcel, Calijn and Sandra for being such a lovely group on this year’s tiger and Taj Mahal photography trip. We were rewarded with an incredible 20 tiger sightings between our two safari vehicles along with a range of other wildlife. I run […]

March 18 2018
Masaya volcano night

Volcano photography

One of the great pleasures of landscape photography is the journey to get to unusual parts of our planet. Volcanoes usually involve a long walk where you’re never quite sure what you’ll see at the end. I do love a volcano – they offer a glimpse and a vent into the power inside the gorgeous […]

March 04 2018
Peru frog

How to photograph frogs

As someone who likes to have a rummage around in forests, swamps and wetlands it’s always a pleasure to stumble across a frog. Here’s a few photos I’ve taken of a number of species along with the settings that I used to capture them. Red eyed tree frog, Nicaragua. Taken on Nikon D4 with Nikon […]

February 08 2018

El castillo indio maiz

El Castillo is a small settlement perched on the shores of the mighty San Juan river in southern Nicaragua. It’s the gateway to explore the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve which protects the best forest in the country. More info to follow but in the meantime here’s a few photos from here.

January 30 2018
Frog Refugio de Vida Silvestre Los Guatuzos

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Los Guatuzos

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Los Guatuzos is the largest area of wetlands in Nicaragua and is home to a mind boggling array of wildlife. Great sightings of Howler, Spider and Capuchin monkeys are common here along with both two and three toed sloths. And as for birds, reptiles and amphibians – they are quite simply […]

January 26 2018
Leon cathedral Nicaragua

Leon Nicaragua

The bohemian city of Leon is my favourite cosmopolis in Nicaragua by some degree. Oozing history, this crumbing colonial place grows on you the longer you spend here and it’s a wonderful place for photography. Leon is central to Nicaragua’s left-wing political movements and has a strong affinity with the Sandinista movement. It was at […]

January 25 2018
Nicaragua Pelicans birds

Surfing Pelicans

“There are a million ways to surf, and as long as you’re smiling you’re doing it right.” Along the Pacific coast of Northwest Nicaragua lies an area of mangrove swamps near the small village of Padre Ramos where I’ve been exploring recently. It’s the largest area of mangroves in the whole of Central America and […]