Great Crested Grebe
Early on in 2021 I started to focus on Great Crested Grebes. This was one of the first big projects I set myself. Trying to capture unique behaviour and their moments throughout their incredibly beautiful spring life.
I think I have achieved my goal and I am extremely happy with the results. The project isn't over though, I will be re-visiting next year to continue following these incredible birds.
This project has helped push my photography further. learning to shoot in tough, changing conditions and a larger focus on exposure compensation.
My newest project. I got extremely fortunate and discovered a fox den which I monitored all spring. Using camouflage I managed to have some extremely intimate and close encounters. I have managed to capture lots of different behaviours; suckling, fighting, sleeping.
This is currently an on going project.
Hares are a big passion of mine but unfortunately I don't have any close-by so I have to travel to find them. I have gone on a few trips now and my portfolio is growing.
I am captivated by hares, they are beautiful animals and have so many behaviours. I am yet to capture that famous boxing, maybe one day.
This project is focused on photographing sea birds. They are extraordinary birds which survive some of the toughest conditions.
I have been lucky enough to visit the magical island of Skomer which is home to the beautiful Puffin, along with a host of other incredible sea birds. This is where the majority of the photos are from, but as I get to visit more places around the world, I will add to this gallery.
One of the first subjects that really opened my eyes to what the UK could offer was Barn Owls.
My first sighting was on a warm summers evening, sitting on the edge of the meadow by the river. It was magical and to this day, I still remember the feeling when it flew towards me.
They are a tough species, only coming out at dawn and dusk. It's definitely a project with a lot more failure than success but that just makes the good days, even better. Sometimes it all comes together, and these are the results from that.
I decided on this project after getting tipped off by a friend that there was a family of Little Owls at her farm.
They are such charismatic birds and I have throroughly enjoyed photographing this pair and the young have had each year.
It seems that it is getting more difficult to get photographs each year so lets see if I can capture anything in the next few years.
Badgers have always been very high on my list of wildlife to photograph and I had one opportunity in 2019 but my first real year of great results was in 2022. I found a badger set close to home and spent almost every evening I could at the set. These are the results.