I spent my earlier life in the Peak District of England. In 2002 I met an American lady, Christine, and in 2005/6 we got married and moved to the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Desert in Southern California. My early retirement enabled me to spend more time pursuing my lifelong hobby - observing and photographing wildlife. After visiting the South Oregon Coast for several years we finally moved to Port Orford in 2016 - please visit the Oregon gallery.
For the somewhat technically minded, most of the images on this site have been captured on various Nikon cameras using Nikon and Sigma lenses. However, since October 2018, I have been using an Olympus Micro Four Thirds system. I am a total convert, and sold all my Nikon/Sigma equipment in November 2018. I use Gitzo tripods and have 3 blinds.
Various techniques have been employed to capture these images, ranging from, long term observation to identify behavioral patterns, Infra red beams, stealth in the field and the use of a blind/hide.
The use of a blind is by far my favorite method of capturing wild images. All images are truly wild - no captive animals here.
I should also mention the portion of luck – to be at the right place, at the right time, with enough light, to have suitable equipment, for the subject to appear in a suitable pose and ideally with a glint in its eye. - SNAP.