12 photos from 2019

“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk.in the forest and be part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” I love that quote from Susan Polis Schitz 🌲♥️🌲♥️  Here’s 12 photos from this past year that meant something to me.

Borneo orangutan photography tour

Every year I lead a couple of Borneo orangutan fundraising trips. I have a range of limited edition orangutan prints coming out next year and the above photo of a wild male orangutan taken in November is one of the images that’s been chosen.

I feel blessed to have spent nearly a month in beautiful Komodo in November/December time. There’s more photos from my manta ray and turtle snorkelling trip here and below a few highlights of my time underwater there.

The holy cat from Wae Rebo village which is such a special place. A small community of people living high up in the rain forest with an ancient tradition of respect and love for nature.

Giant river otters from the Amazon in Peru.

Condors soaring on morning thermals in Colca Canyon, Peru.

The hugely spiritual rainbow mountain, Peru.

Spotted Deer Ranthambore

As always a wonderful tiger trip to India in April time.

India tiger photography

Best lens to photograph mountain gorillas

This year’s mountain gorilla photography tour yielded some beautiful encounters with these great apes.

Best lens to photograph mountain gorillas

Blimey that’s eleven photos already and I was only just getting going ! But hey ho 12 is the rule so I’ll finish with a photo below taken very close to where I live in lovely Sussex..

Sussex beach photography landscape