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 […]

January 16 2018
Little Corn island storm

Enjoy the storm

” 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 […]

January 11 2018
Little Corn island Nicaragua

Little Corn island Nicaragua

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. […]

January 05 2018
Granada Nicaragua

Granada Nicaragua

“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, […]

December 24 2017

What if ?

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 […]

December 02 2017
orangutan selfie

Orangutan selfie photos

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 […]

November 30 2017
Bunaken diving

Why I love Bunaken Sulawesi

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 […]

November 26 2017
difference between Hawksbill and Green turtles

Difference between Hawksbill and Green turtles

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 […]

November 18 2017
Proboscis monkey jumping in river

Proboscis monkey jumping into river

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 […]

November 17 2017
Tanjung Puting orangutan

Borneo orangutan tour trip report Nov 2017

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 […]