I am a freelance professional photographer based in the West Midlands. My passion is wildlife photography, but never turn my back on any photo opportunity, and am available for commercial, pet and event photography too.
Since 2006 I have been spending any available moment out capturing the wonderful array of wildlife here in the UK, from insects to magnificent eagles. I have travelled extensively in the UK and built up a comprehensive image gallery of everything seen.
Aside from photography I enjoy walking, playing golf (usually badly) and some forms of art, and have recently started to draw again, using my photos as inspiration for caricatures of wildlife. I'm also partial to real ales and single malt whisky, and much like my wildlife photography, I love what originates from the West Coast of Scotland!
Anyone who follows me on Social Media or reads my blog will know that I have a passion for birds of prey, short-eared owls being a particular favourite. Eagles and other raptors always get my pulse racing, and I have spent a great deal of time on the West Coast of Scotland, in search of them.
With the exception of perhaps gulls, I do generally enjoy photographing any species of bird. I consider myself to be a photographer first, and a birder second. I don't generally chase rarities, but I have taken photographs of quite a few rare visitors to the UK.
Each season in the UK offers something interesting to capture, be it the winter thrushes feasting on the crop of berries, or mountain hares sitting out freezing blizzard conditions on a mountainside, or the migrant woodland birds returning in spring to set up nests once more. The diversity of insects throughout the warmer months and the creatures that rely upon them for survival and feeding their young provide plenty of inspiration. Autumn brings the rut, the glorious colours of deciduous woodlands and the first challenges for the youngsters, plus the migration for many away from our shores.
All the wildlife images on this website are from the wild.
The welfare of the wildlife is paramount and if sensible fieldcraft skills fail to achieve the images I am after, I will leave it for another day.
I am a Canon user, purely through preference of the controls layout when I picked up a camera years ago. I have both full and cropped sensor cameras, plus an array of lenses for macro, scenic, portrait and telephoto purposes.
Copyright, Sales, Stock Images
The copyright of all images taken by me remains with me. Please seek permission from me before using them.
More of my images can be found on my Flickr gallery accessible from the Links page, and I also have a growing number of images for sale via Alamy