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.
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
” Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore I’m coming to the end of my stay on Little Corn island, Nicaragua, which is such a beautiful place. For most of my time here the weather has been […]
Litte Corn island lies off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and has to be one of the most chilled islands I’ve ever had the pleasure of exploring. Colours are a big part of this gorgeous country and here is no exception – below are a few images I took on a shoot early this morning. […]
“Follow your passions and the universe will open doors where there were once walls.” The new year has started with a dramatic change of scenery from our last few weeks in Indonesia. After a wonderful new year catch up with lovely friends in England we’ve now arrived in Nicaragua for the next eight weeks work, […]
What if our religion was all living things ? If our practice was our life, if prayer, our words. What if our temple was the earth, if forests were our church, if holy water the rivers, lakes, and ocean. What if meditation was our relationships. If our teacher was life, if wisdom was self knowledge […]
Orangutan selfie photos taken in Borneo On my October 2017 Borneo orangutan Fundraising trip to Tanjung Puting National Park I hid a GoPro to try and take some unusual shots of these great apes. I thought that worse case if an orangutan found my GoPro it would sniff it and discard it as not being […]
Bunaken diving Some places I just keep returning to and Bunaken island in North Sulawesi is one of them. I first dived these waters about 20 years ago and the marine life here is still superb. Add in a super friendly chilled vibe on the island and you’ve got the perfect recipe. And the good […]
Spot the difference between Hawksbill and Green turtles When you know what to look for it’s easy to spot the difference between Hawksbill and Green turtles. However these two species of sea turtles often cause confusion amongst both divers and snorkellers. One of the easiest ways to distinguish them is to have a look at […]
It took me approximately 20 years to take the photo below of a Proboscis monkey jumping into a river. I’ve got plenty of near misses over the years but I’ve always had an aim to capture the exact moment that one made contact with the water with a reflection. The problem is having an idea […]
Borneo orangutan tour report- November 2017 “Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible nature. Unaware that this nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.” Hubert Reeves There’s a paradox of living in our current snapshot of human evolution. Travel possibilities abound more than ever, but we […]
Tanjung Puting national park in Borneo where I run my annual orangutan tours is home to plenty of other wildlife including over 230 species of our feathered friends. Below are a few bird photos taken on my trips there. I’m grateful to Quentin Phillipps for giving me a copy of his book The Field Guide […]
Tanjung Puting orangutan tour trip report – Oct 2017 Where to start !? My October 2017 orangutan photography tour to Tanjung Puting National park, Borneo was so special. First I’d like to say huge thanks to Nikki, Helen, Kevin, Katy, James, Ian and Hannah for being so wonderful. Watching wildlife with like minded people is […]
They say that the eyes the are the windows to the soul. Many orangutans end up in quarantine centres when their habitat is destroyed and I think the eyes say it all in my four photos below ? Compare the vibrance between those in captivity and the others living wild in the forest. For the […]
Below are a few of the images I’ve entered in this year’s Outdoor photographer of the year competition.
What protection should I take against Malaria ? What protection against malaria you should consider, is one that I get asked frequently by people joining me on a Borneo orangutan holiday. This is my personal opinion based on many years spent in areas of the world with a risk of Malaria. I should clarify that […]
Manta rays Hanifaru bay, Maldives Manta rays have the largest brain of any fish by absolute weight and if you’ve been lucky enough to exchange eye contact with these incredible animals you’ll know there’s a lot going on in there. Their spacial awareness, social interactions and curiosity towards humans indicate a high level of intelligence. […]
Massive thanks to BBC Wildlife magazine for doing a feature on my new book The Orangutan’s World. Click on the photo below for a link to their online feature.
The Orangutan’s World book Huge thanks to The Guardian for doing such a great feature on my new book The Orangutan’s World. Click on the image below for a link to their article and gallery of wildlife photos. There’s more information on The Orangutan’s World here including a few sample pages to flick through.
A few photos from my last Sussex photography training day. “Thanks for the awesome photography day today – just arrived home and spent the whole journey chatting about everything we’ve learnt. Off to the beach again now, this time with the dog to try some frisby action shots ! ” Jen and Marcus. Fancy coming […]
Such a wonderful day on Sunday with some lovely photos from my Sussex photography workshop. Thanks so much to Vicky and Margaret for sharing some of their shots from our day below. If you fancy coming on a future Sussex photography day click here for more info. “I had the pleasure of spending a day […]
“The principle of nowness is very important to any effort to establish an enlightened society. You may wonder what the best approach is to helping society and how you can know that what you are doing is authentic and good. The only answer is nowness. The way to relax, or rest the mind is nowness […]