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 09 2017
Shakti Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat liveaboard September 2018

I’m delighted to confirm our Raja Ampat liveaboard for September 2018. We’ve chartered the beautiful Shakti boat which has done more dives than any other vessel in Raja Ampat. Known as the golden triangle, this area in Papua has more coral species than anywhere else on our planet. The diving is simply in a different […]

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 […]

November 01 2017
Kingfisher Storkbilled

Tanjung Puting birds

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 […]

October 30 2017
Tanjung Puting orangutan

Tanjung Puting orangutan tour

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 […]

October 22 2017
Orangutan sanctuary

orangutan conservation

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 […]

September 13 2017
What protection should I take against malaria

What protection should I take against malaria

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 […]

September 07 2017
Proboscis monkeys Tanjung Puting information

Proboscis monkey information

Photos for this Proboscis monkey information were taken on my Borneo orangutan holidays run in partnership with The Orangutan Foundation UK. There's a few more photos of Proboscis monkeys jumping and leaping here. Proboscis monkey information - key facts Common name - Proboscis monkey; Latin name - Nasalis larvatus Size/weight - Males: up to 75 [...]
August 09 2017

Why I love a manta ray

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. […]

May 09 2017

The Orangutan’s World

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.

April 18 2017
Beachy Head Sussex

Sussex photography training day May 2017

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 […]

April 18 2017
Sussex photography day

Sussex photography workshop April 16th 2017

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 […]

April 16 2017
Sri Lanka temple

What has this got to do with photography ?

“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 […]

April 06 2017

Another quote I love

I’ve just finished reading a truly inspiring book about Mahatma Gandhi entited ‘The story of my experiments with truth’. If you want to learn more about compassion and honesty in the face of extreme provocation then just buy it now. Enjoy. “There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court […]

April 03 2017

Sussex photography day Sunday 2nd April

Thanks so much to Peter, Jan, Lucinda, Kalie, Dawn and Julian for being part of my last Sussex photography workshop on 2nd April. A gorgeous day with lovely people – what a pleasure ! “I had a great time on the Sussex Photo Day.  Ian made us all feel very welcome and relaxed.  Our time […]

March 17 2017
Orangutan book

Orangutan book

The Orangutan's World I'm delighted to announce that our new Orangutan book is now published. It's packed with gorgeous photos and a selection of quotes from many people including Sir David Attenborough, Joanna Lumley, Jane Goodall, Ashley Leiman and Ian Wood (whoever the last two are) ... and best of all every penny from sales [...]