June 09 2019
Condors Colca canyon Peru

Condors Colca canyon Peru

Condors rising on morning thermals are a regular feature of  the Colca canyon in Peru. Almost twice as deep as the Grand canyon, this rift is a jaw droppingly beautiful part of southern Peru and at certain times of year condors are all but guaranteed. Photos below are all from our trip there as part […]

May 31 2019
Peru frog

How to photograph frogs

I'm currently in final preparations to head back to Peru which is home to the Manu biosphere. The Manu area of the Amazon is the most biodiverse place on our lovely planet with over a 1000 bird species, 13 types of primates and of course lots and lots of frogs. As someone who likes to [...]
April 25 2019
Dungeness Beach photography

Dungeness Beach photography

Today has been such a stunningly beautiful day in south east England for photography. Mainly vibrant blue skies but with the very occassional moody storm passing through. Black and white photography was the order of the day today and here’s a few photos from our shoot on Dungeness beach.

April 05 2019
India tiger photography

Tiger Photography India

Tiger photography India – March 19th to 30th 2019 trip report ” Hi Ian a quick email to say thanks so much for organising our tiger trip. An amazing experience that I am not sure photos or words can ever truly portray to others – memories made that will remain with me forever. Roll on […]

March 17 2019
Petra photography advice treasury sunhine

Petra photography advice

Armed with some Petra photography advice, hopefully this blog will give you some ideas to maximise your photography experience here. Like most iconic settings on our lovely planet Petra is definitely worth the effort to visit and I thoroughly enjoyed my recent trip. But it’s useful to know when, where and how to get away […]

February 08 2019
Nikon 500mm pf lens wildlife photography

Nikon 500mm pf lens wildlife photography

Nikon 500mm PF lens – a game changer During my recent Uganda mountain gorilla photography tour I had my first chance to test Nikon’s 500mm 5.6 PF lens. I’ll put a few photos and thoughts below on using this lens in the field so to speak. A Blue cheeked Bee-eater about to snag a dragonfly […]

January 18 2019
Mountain gorilla photography tour Uganda

Mountain gorilla photography tour Uganda

Yesterday we finished our recent mountain gorilla photography tour in beautiful Uganda where we had some outragous wildlife encounters. Massive thanks to Sandra, Jill, Russell, Marcel, Carlijn and Ann for being such great fun; I’m missing you already as you head on with your onward travels. Beautiful landscapes, a mind boggling array of wildlife and […]

December 31 2018
Best lens to photograph mountain gorillas

Best lens to photograph mountain gorillas

What is the best lens to photograph mountain gorillas is a question I get regularly asked by people coming on my mountain gorilla holidays.  And the quick answer is very easy … drum roll … a 70-200 F2.8 lens is my first choice. It has the perfect focal range and the fast aperture comes into […]

December 18 2018
Desert elephants Namibia

Twelve photos per year

I’ve been utterly blessed this past year to explore and photograph in many different areas of our beautiful planet. My personal aim each year is to try and take twelve photos that mean something to me. One per month. This year has been so hard to choose but here goes … Seeing desert elephants has […]

December 01 2018

Derawan Dive Report

With just so many beautiful wildlife encounters over the last couple of weeks it’s hard to know where to start this Derawan dive report.  Mind blowing sightings of Manta Rays, Whale sharks and Thresher sharks would have to be the highlight I suppose. But it would also be rude to ignore seeing over a 100 […]

November 26 2018
Jellyfish lake Kakaban Borneo

Jellyfish lake Borneo

Kakaban island lies off the east coast of Kalimantan and is home to the famous jellyfish lake of Borneo. The reefs around this gorgeous uninhabited island offer fantastic diving where we had great sightings of Thresher and Nurse sharks along with lots of black and white tips. In between dives it possibly has the world’ […]

November 15 2018

orangutan photography tour November trip report

Positive people seem to get rewarded with positive wildlife experiences. Our last week in Borneo has been very very special Everyone gelled so quickly on this trip and it soon became a group of friends sharing a unique experience together. And blimey were we rewarded with some incredible wildlife encounters. Massive thanks to Scott, Jane, […]

October 31 2018
wildlife nature photography

Proboscis monkey photos

Proboscis monkey photos Proboscis monkeys are endemic to the low lying coastal swamps of Borneo. One of the most important population thrives in Tanjung Puting national park where you'll see so many that it's easy to forget quite how endangered these primates are. Every evening, small groups gather in the tree tops next to a [...]
October 30 2018

Orangutan photography tour trip report

We’ve just finished this year’s October Borneo orangutan photography tour so while I have a decent internet connection I’ll add a a few photos below. Massive thanks to Bob, Christine, Andy, Jill, Eric, Vicky, Pam and Scott for being such lovely participants this year. Between us we raised another chunk of money for The Orangutan […]

October 13 2018
Orangutan book

Borneo orangutan conservation

Soon I return to Borneo for my annual orangutan fundraising tours where we see and photograph and immense amount of wildllife. One of the places we’ll visit on my October trip is the Lamandau wildlife reserve which is such a positive conservation project. Through sales of our last book ‘The Orangutan’s World’ the Orangutan Foundation […]

October 07 2018
wildlife nature photography

Wildlife nature photography

I’m preparing for my coming overseas trip at the mo where I feel blessed to go on a mission to return to photograph some of my favourite animals. This is the 18th year of running my Borneo orangutan fundraising trips which is where I’ll start this journey. Tanjung Puting National park is home to over […]

September 11 2018
Photography workshops Sussex

Photography workshops Sussex

It’s been a busy time recently running various photography workshops in sunny Sussex. As always it’s been a pleasure to meet so many new people to share and develop our photography skills. My remaining photography workshops for this season are all full now but I’ll be running an enhanced program again from next Spring. Here’s […]

August 17 2018

Photos and quotes

Five photos and quotes to end the week …  “Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.” Buddha “If only you could kill time without injuring eternity.” Henry David Thoreau “Bad weather is good weather for photography.” “We cannot see our reflection in […]

August 01 2018

Namibia June 2018 trip report

Namibia June 2018 trip report It was such an utter pleasure to travel with Alpha, Ginnie, Robert, Lee, Derek, Jo and Russell during our recent Namibia wander. The general consensus amongst our group of well travelled souls was that this was the best trip of everyone’s entire lives. One of the many things I love […]

July 25 2018
Sossusvlei Namibia sand dunes

Sossusvlei Namibia sand dunes

Sossusvlei Namibia sand dunes Watching the sunrise dissolve the morning shadows in Sossusvlei, Namibia, is a such a spiritual experience that mere words cannot begin to do it justice. Here’s a few photos from this magical desert which contains the highest sand dunes on our rather lovely planet. Scuplted by the winds into an ever […]

July 13 2018
desert elephants namibia

Desert elephants Namibia

Desert elephants Namibia – a few photos from our recent encounter in Damaraland. It’s been a personal ambition for some time to try and photograph the desert elephants of Namibia. Often you just get a special vibe when searching for wildlife. As the first cracks of sunlight illuminated  our track through the heart of Damaraland […]

July 07 2018

Quiver tree forest Namibia pictures

Quiver tree forest Namibia pictures A few days ago I spent the night in the Quiver tree forest in Namibia which is utter heaven for photographers. If you love stars and photography then this area is fantastic as you’ll have very little light pollution. Below are a few pictures from the shoot including information on […]

June 26 2018
Eagle's Nest lodge in Mburo National Park

Mountain gorilla photography holiday trip report – 2

Massive thanks to Michal, Pat, Tom, David, Val and Marcia for being so wonderful on my latest Uganda trip which we’ve just finished. (There’s also a trip report and a few photos from our earlier Uganda trip here.) I normally start these trip reports with a mention of our mountain gorilla encounter as I do […]

June 17 2018
Shoebill Mabamba swamp Entebbe

Shoebill Mabamba swamp Entebbe

This morning I returned to the Mabamba swamp near Entebbe, Uganda, on our first outing with my next mountain gorilla photography tour. It’s been such a gorgeous day here and we were rewarded with some outstanding bird watching opportunities including a great sighting of the Shoebill which we even saw flying at close quarters. Above […]

June 15 2018
Landscape photography Uganda

Why I love Uganda

Uganda landscape photography With 18 primate species including mountain gorillas & chimpanzees and over a 1000 bird species Uganda is a wildlife haven but it’s also a great place for landscapes too. There’s more info on my future Uganda gorilla holidays here or scroll down below for a few landscape photos from this lush green […]