November 20 2023
OM1 camera wildlife photography review

Olympus OM1 wildlife photography review

OM Systems OM1 wildlife photography review I’ve recently been field testing OM system’s OM1 camera in Borneo during my recent orangutan fundraising trip. I’ll publish a full review soon here of what it’s like using this camera for wildlife photography. In the meantime here’s a short clip of some of the results all taken hand […]

November 06 2023
manta ray Komodo snorkelling

Komodo dive report

The diving in Komodo is still world class with wonderful opportunities to see manta rays, turtles, sharks and so much more. I dived with Scuba Junkies  who I highly recommend as being a lovely friendly dive resort in the perfect place to access all the great dive sites.  

May 08 2023
Brown bear photography snow Finland

Bear photography Finland

Just recently returned from northern Finland where brown bears are emerging into the snow from their winter hibernation. What an utter pleasure to sit in a hide for 16 hours each night waiting to see what pops out of the forest !   

March 20 2023
Great Bustard Stonehenge

British wildlife photography

I had 3 images reach the finals of the British wildlife photography awards this year with the Great Bustard I photographed at Stonehenge being awarded highly commended in the Habitat category. 

December 12 2022

Darwin Wolf Galapagos dive report

I’ve recently had the utter pleasure of diving at Darwin & Wolf islands in the Galapagos. Latest scientific research has found that there is a biomass of 17.5 tons of sharks per hectare here making it the sharkiest place on our lovely planet by some way. It’s also the largest marine park on earth so […]

July 25 2022
Mobile phone photography Samsung

Mobile phone photography Samsung

I’ve been working on an interesting commission for Samsung recently using their S22 Ultra phone for nocturnal wildlife photography.  It’s groundbreaking for photography on a mobile phone and takes decent photos even in low light. Below is a Youtube clip of the phone in action along with a few photos I’ve taken on it recently. 

March 16 2022
Male lion Ndutu Tanzania

Tanzania big cat safari

I’ve just returned from this year’s Tanzania big cat safari which as usual was utterly cat tastic. A few shots below, starting with the cats of course. There’s info about my future big cat safaris here.  Ndutu is a great place to watch tree climbing lions and we had some lovely encounters with them using […]

December 27 2021

12 photos from 2021

I think I’ve taken more photos during 2021 than in any other year, making it hard to choose just 12. But that’s always my aim as photographer; to try and take 1 photo each month that means something to me.  Ice ice baby. I loved the cold snap we had last January and finding these […]

November 24 2021

Elephant time lapse

I’ve been in Tsavo West national park, Kenya, recently where I had the pleasure of spending a couple of nights with 100s and 100s of elephants coming to drink from this watering hole during the night. Here’s a few clips of a time lapse I filmed of some of them.  

November 10 2021
Zebra camera trap

Zebra camera trap video

I’m currently in Tsavo National park, Kenya, experimenting with a camera trap to get some unusual angles on wildlife but wasn’t expecting this ! A zebra kicked over my camera – leaving it facing up – while other ones passed over the top of it, missing the lens by millimetres with their hooves.   

August 29 2021
Milky way arch

What were the stars like ?

I’ve been parked up in my camper van for a while in a place with zero light pollution so last night took two photos with same composition. One shows the Milky Way arch and the other is a 3.5 hour exposure which shows the star trails where our planet has rotated in that time. 

August 23 2021
Common seal underwater

Inquisitive seal

Time and internet connection are a wee tad limited at the mo but I’ve recently had one of the most incredible wildlife encounters of my life. A Harbour seal on a remote bay which became more and more inquisitive; rolling  with me, coming face to face and then after about 20 minutes when it tired […]

May 26 2021
Virgina McKenna elephant print

Virginia McKenna elephant print

Virginia McKenna OBE and co-founder of Born Free is ninety on Thursday 10th June 2021. There’s a free online event to mark this occasion which starts at 6.30 pm (GMT) on 10th June. Hosted by Virginia’s son Will Travers OBE and Born Free patron & broadcaster Nicky Cambell OBE. All are welcome and any funds […]

May 09 2021
Sussex seascape photography

Seascape photography Sussex

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” Saray kay A few recent seascape shots from Sussex … I’m pleased too announce a couple of dates for my next Sussex seascape photography workshops … more info here. 

March 18 2021

Chimp Eden South Africa

I recently got invited on a virtual tour of Jane Goodall’s Chimp Eden which is a chimpanzee rescue centre in South Africa. The funds raised from my chimpanzee limited edition prints are helping to buy some more land there. If you’d like your own virtual tour of this incredible project then contact me here and […]

February 26 2021

Starling murmuration Brighton freeze frame

I’ve been on a major starling mission recently in Somerset where some nights well over a million starlings have come out to play … and then on my way back home this happend. One of the best starling murmurations I’ve ever seen. I filmed it and edited it using a technique to layer the different […]

February 18 2021
Sussex photography courses macro

water drop refraction photography

Coming soon … water drop refraction photography workshop at my home in Sussex. Learn how to take unusual photos of water drops, flowers etc along with how to post process them. Contact me here to be kept updated with next dates.

January 16 2021

landscape photography Sussex

Landscape photography Sussex I like the randomness of who comes on my Sussex photography days; a chance to spend time with other people enchanted by light. Just had a lovely email from Lorna who I spent a one-on-one day with recently. “Hi Ian, thank you for a great, informative day and for being such a […]

January 09 2021
Jane Goodall chimpanzee print

Chimpanzees Gombe Stream

As part of a current upgrade to a new phone I’ve been having a major video sort out and just came across the clips below from one of my Gombe National park trips a while ago. Just love the expression on my friend’s faces when some of the chimps take them by surprise and pass […]

December 13 2020

Twelve photos from 2020

I know lots of people have had a tough year so if you’ve been affected by the world’s events than my heart goes out to you and I wish you well for the coming age of Aquarius.  I’ve been lucky and 2020 has been an utterly special year for me.. Here’s 12 photos in no […]