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Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2015 Success

  Delighted to announce my 'Island Life' image of a Puffin on Skomer Island has been selected to feature in this year's Outdoor Photographer of the Year portfolio. You can purchase prints of my photo by clicking here  ...

Wonders of Wales – A Photographic Exhibition

Hi all, it's two weeks in but I'd like to let you know I have got a photographic exhibition currently running at the Torch Theatre gallery in Milford Haven. It's called Wonders of Wales and showcases the very best of Welsh landscapes & wildlife, it's on until...

Exhibiting at Pembroke Castle Christmas Market 2015

Hi to all my lovely followers, hope you're all well Just to keep you updated I will again be exhibiting at the fantastic Pembroke Castle Christmas Market in less than two weeks, I will have plenty of new prints and products on show for you, our new Wilder Wales...

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015

Pleased to announce for the third year my work has been featured in the British Wildlife Photography Awards, a yearly collection of British Wildlife photos and videos. Whilst my two short listed images didn't make the finals for the exhibition & book, my short...

Island Life – Skomer

The enigmatic island of Skomer off the Pembrokeshire coastline comes alive in the summer. I recently spent three nights on the island guiding for the tour company, NaturesLens. The main draw to this small corner of Welsh paradise in summertime are the charismatic...

Wilder Wales is finally out!!!

In even better news I went to pick up the first copies of our Wilder Wales book today from Graffeg HQ. What an awesome time making this and truly amazing to see it finalised and in the flesh! Thankyou Graffeg, Peter, Matthew, Joana and the rest of the team. Also...

National Photography Awards 2014

Happy to finally announce I won the Landscape category in last year's National Photography Awards (also runner up in the Astro & Wildlife category's too) with my Llanddwyn Island and Green Bridge images. Had some certificates in the week but this tasty trophy...

Mid Wales Stages Rally 2015 Photos

Headed out to the VIKING MOTORSPORT LINKS ELECTRICAL Mid Wales Stages Rally yesterday. Some photos from the Sweetlamb stage BUY PRINTS/CANVAS...

Lake Kerkini & Dalmatian Pelicans – Greece

If you haven't been following me on social media and seen some images, I've recently returned from a great weekend away to Lake Kerkini in northern Greece to photograph the Dalmatian Pelicans. I was lucky enough to be a team guide on the fabulous NaturesLens tour...

2014 – The Review Part one

Didn't manage get to around to writing this up last year, so I've made an effort this year to have a look back. That's what it is I guess. Time to reflect, pick out the favourites, see what happened and look forwards the next chapter. Without further ramblings...

Christmas Shows

It's that time of year again where I'll be exhibiting at the Christmas Shows and fairs. I'll be at Pembroke Castle and the Saundersfoot shows again this year. Dates below: Pembroke Castle Christmas Market  Friday 29th November : 10am - 9pm Saturday 30th November...

Misty Mornings

Misty mornings, so far this autumn have been few and far before; and the recent weather has resorted back to the usual winter storms with wind and rain. Managed to find one morning last weekend that was clear skies in the night, cold and no wind - perfect...

Pembrokeshire Seal Pups

Last week I found a Pembrokeshire cove with some Grey Seal pups, perfect opportunity for some seasonal photographs. The Pembrokeshire coastline a very important breeding area in the autumn months for the Atlantic Grey seal. Half of the world's...

BWPA 2014 – Highly Commended

It's been tricky keeping it a secret but super happy to be featured in the finalists for the British Wildlife Photography Awards for the 2nd time. Again, with an autumnal Cumbrian scene. Here's a lovely looking Grasmere taken in 2011 - Highly Commended in the...

Gear Review – Think Tank Hydrophobia® 70-200

As an outdoor photographer who lives and works in Wales, it's fair to say I've seen a fair amount of rain! I've never been one to baby my equipment, I mean; it's a tool for the job, in any weather. I've also never really bothered with rain covers as all of my kit...

New Products available

It's that time of year again and I've got two new calendars out in conjunction with Welsh publishers Graffeg. Following on from the success of them last year, there's two on offer again - both will all new images. Pembrokeshire features locations such as: •...

Great Badger Stakeout 2014

This year I've been staking out my favourite mammal again, the Badger in the hope of getting some photos ( following on from my 2013 blog post found here ) I've found roughly 15 more setts near me that are all active, but getting them out and about before dark...

BBC Wildlife Magazine Front Cover! April 2014

To my surprise last week on opening the post that had just been delivered, was to find my Puffin image gracing the cover of the new look BBC Wildlife Magazine. They had requested a high res of it, but didn't hear anything other than that. Not only a career...

Ramsey Island – Seal Pups, Red Deer & rugged landscape

Ramsey Island, one of the most overlooked of Pembrokeshire's islands in my opinion. Having only gone for a trip around the island in my twenty eight years I can't believe I haven't visited it before! It's an absolutely stunning place, and what a better time to...

Canvas Competition

This year we lost a special grandparent; not only a World War veteran but an amazing person. As a remembrance, I'm fundraising for one of his charities, the superb Royal British Legion. One way to raise money is I'm giving away a 24 x 16 inch canvas of the below...

Water Voles in the Garden of England

At long last I've finally got around to visiting Kent in the hope of getting some photographs of stunning Water Voles. Immortalised as the famous Ratty in Kenneth Grahame's book, The Wind in the Willows; these little guys are in fast decline across Britain. Water...

Perseids & Milky Way Photos

Three years to the day since I shot my Elegug Stacks Milky Way image that then went on to go crazy across the newspapers and media. So what better than a re-visit to the area and also try to get some Perseid & Milky Way photos! Forecast was cloudy, but around...

Neath Valley Stages 2013 Photos

It must be a good few years since I've covered a rally other than the WRC round, so was a nice change to head out to the Neath Valley Stages 2013 to get some photos. Lovely day throughout (even with the dust!) with some great action from all competitors - here's...

Mach Loop Round 2

Yep, we're back! On the to-do list for many years then two visits in 7 days, what can I say; it's very addictive! Check out part 1 here to catch up on the previous visit. Met up with Gary again for the day and headed to Corris Corner. Last week at Cad West in...

Dragonflies in flight

Usually I head to my local patch at Bosherston to check up on the fish, birds and hopefully the Otters - but I ventured towards Broad Haven beach this time and back down through the dunes. Here are a few meres of water and the life they sustain in just a few...

Mach Loop First Timers

If you're into your action photography or frequent any photography forums, chances are you've heard of this place. The 'Mach Loop' as it's known is a region in north west wales where you can get some fantastic up close and personal views of military aircraft...

Scotland in the Summer & Osprey

I always look forward to my next trip to Scotland. It's a stunning country and I recommend everyone visit the Highlands & Islands at least once. We usually visit Scotland in the lovely months of Autumn, but this year I had another plan with some Osprey. Summer in...

Sublime Skomer Puffins

Headed over to the fantastic island of Skomer for another of my photographic workshops today.  The sea crossing was quite choppy and we had a lot of cloud cover which in turn helped give some really nice un-contrasty scenes for a change. Anyone who is aware of...

The Great Badger Stakeout

With the days getting warmer and nights getting shorter, it's time for me to start venturing out again to my local Badger setts to see what's been going on over winter. This year I've added another trail cam (Bushnell HD 119437) to the arsenal to capture the...

Beautiful Bluebells

With the main phase of Bluebells out in all their glory, (thanks for the updates Kevin!) I headed up north the other evening to capture them at their best. Having heard Dinefwr held a fabulous display of Bluebells, I couldn't wait to venture up there this Spring...

Bluebells

Well after the longest winter I can remember Spring is finally building up and the Bluebells are starting to appear. Headed down to a local woodland the other evening to get some sunset images, and try something different with some back-lighting.           Will...

2014 Pembrokeshire and Wildlife Calendars

Well after two weddings in seven days, it's all flown by but I had a nice delivery in the week of some complimentary copies of my calendars for next year! Yes I know, it's a long way off but I'd thought I'd give you a heads up. This time published by my good...

Project – Bird Photography Feeding Station

UPDATE 28th March 2013 (scroll to bottom) Over the years I've found there's not a greater reward than capturing wildlife on your doorstep without the need to travel miles. So a few months ago I decided to start to create a feeding station for garden...

Acrobatic Red Kite Photography in Wales

A lovely spring day and what better way to spend it than photographing Red Kites in the heart of Wales! The Red Kite is always one of those birds I never tire of seeing. Having nearly been extinct until recent years, they’ve made a remarkable...

Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

I cant believe its been eight months since our Iceland holiday, but here's a little write up of our trip. Iceland, a country that due to its global location conjures up visions of a cold, bleak and baron landscape; however, it couldn't be further...

2013 Calendar – Landscapes & Wildlife of Pembrokeshire

LAST FEW CALENDARS LEFT! My 2013 Wall Calendar of Pembrokeshire Landscapes & Wildlife - roughly A3 size once open includes free delivery!   Images featured January - Monkstone Point & St.Justinian's Lifeboat February - Lydstep Bay to Caldey Island...

Scotland’s Finest – Red Squirrel and Crested Tit

On the last trip away this year we headed many miles north to the lovely Scottish Highlands. A place that I've grown to love over the years as we've always tended to visit during the Autumn months, showing off the flora and fauna to it's best....

Forest of Dean, autumn colours and a Wild Boar encounter

A fantastic location to visit at any time of year, the Forest of Dean is especially beautiful during the autumn months. Rich yellow and russet tones wash over the forest at this time of year providing a banquet of fruit, nuts and berries for the...

Fireball and Star Trails over Pembrokeshire Castle…

Friday night I headed out to Carew Castle to take a star trails image for an upcoming magazine feature I'm writing. Clear skies and no wind greeted me and is perfect conditions for this type of photography. A few minutes into the sequence though I...

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012 – Highly Commended…

Well, with all the winners announced it gives me great pleasure to say that one of my images will feature alongside many others in this years winning list of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012. I'm over the moon to feature among such...

Muddy action on this years Wales Rally GB…

I've followed the WRC and rally in general most of my life and always religiously attend the Wales Rally every year (it's not far from me!) Early start as always but superb to get out in the great outdoors for sunrise. Amazing action as always from...

Badgers Project update…

Continuing on the Badger Project originally posted here I'm keeping track of the goings on of these lovely woodland dwellers near my home in Pembrokeshire. I've now believe there to be three young cubs in this family and they were all out last night...

Skomer Island – Little Owls, Puffins and other inhabitants…

Had a day free so we headed out to Skomer Island to catch this years Puffin season. A bit late in the season for the peak population, but well worth the visit none the less. Another aim of the visit was to add to my portfolio of wildlife that I...

Lake District in Autumn ~ Landscapes & Red Squirrels …

Autumn in the Cumbria, what a stunning sight - everything from lakeside foliage to forests are awash with vibrant orange and russet tones. However, it's famous for it's rainy climate and October/November is no exception...on the plus side, at least...

Sensational Skye ~ Landscapes, Eagles & Deer…

Better late than never! Here's the write up for this trip we did last Autumn. Some unpredictable weather greeted us throughout our weeks stay here, as per usual Skye lived up to it's name; The Misty Isle. This trip would not only be a good test for...

Guillemots and Milky Way in Pembrokeshire…

Headed down to Stack Rocks in Pembrokeshire yesterday to see how the large colony of Guillemots on Elegug (Guillemeot in Welsh) Stacks were getting on - there were plenty of fluffy chicks precariously wandering around the site. Also gave me a good...

Badger project…

Found a Badger sett local to me so been staking it out the last few evenings, still dire lighting in the woods so these were shot at 1/40, f/2.8, ISO 6400 - they've had some noise ninja done them but not much. Like the habitat shots the 200mm is...

Grassholm, Island of Gannets…

Having lived here most of my life I've pretty much seen and experienced everything this part of Wales has to offer, that is all except for one place. A place I've only ever seen through binoculars from afar, a place that is literally out on it's...

Milky Way ~ Freshwater West War Memorial…

Following on from last years Milky Way shots found here > Milky Way ~ Elegug Stacks & here > Milky Way ~ Fresh West Seaweed Hut I tried something new. Here we have the War Memorial at Freshwater West. Again using Stellarium, made sure I would be...

Skomer with PhotoPlus…

Wow what a day, superb scenery, amazing wildlife and a great bunch of guys! After having previous work featured in PhotoPlus this year and living in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, I was asked by PhotoPlus to be the pro on their...

Carreg Samson Startrails…

Envisaged this scene in my mind for a few months now, have just been waiting for the right time and weather conditions to carry it out - even then the incoming mist scuppered my full attempt at this shot ending it prematurely only after 45 minutes!...

Waxwings at Woburn…

Caught wind of these enigmatic winter migrants whilst visiting relatives on the weekend and jumped at the chance to capture them close by! The Waxwing is definitely one of those poster birds and high on a twitcher's "tick" list, even non twitcher's...

Highlands, Mull & more…

Isle of Seil Yet another rainy and sunny mix of weather along with near gale force winds greeted us on our decent of the "Bridge over the Atlantic" to the Isle of Seil. Seil, one of the Slate Islands, is a small island on the east side of the Firth...

Monarch of the Glen……Etive!

The main aim of our trip to the Highlands & Islands of Scotland was to bag some shots of the largest land mammal in the UK, the majestic Red Deer. An animal, ubiquitous to the Highlands of Scotland comes alive in the Autumn months. October, mainly...

Coetan Arthur…

This year I have been looking at megalithic sites around the county for while now and always wanted to capture them in their surroundings in the right light. Checked TPE , (a stunning piece of free software for knowing where the sun is, what angle...

A Rarity! Squacco Heron here in Pembs…

Caught wind of this bird spotted at a local bay so went down this morning to try and photograph it. Superb weather and the bird was still there!! Bold as brass and wasn't deterred from it's busy fishing task, was happily snapped from twenty feet...

Milky Way ~ Freshwater West Hut…

After the Elegug Stacks attempt at the Milky Way a few months ago, was wanting to do another one so after some clear skies! and a quick look on Stellarium again, found the Milky Way at about 11pm last night is more West now than last time in August,...

Milky Way ~ Elegug Stacks

After the disappointment of the meteor shower (cloudy!) a few weeks back the day after was crystal clear so went down to Elegug (Guillemot in Welsh) Stacks near me about midnight ~ went here as it's pretty much closest south facing point near me and...

Barn Owls ~ Carlton Marshes, Suffolk…

The main aim for the East Anglia trip was to photograph the Barn Owl. A somewhat uncommon bird in Pembrokeshire seems to be thriving in the Norfolk and Suffolk areas. Weather and light wasn't on my side most nights, especially shooting at dusk but...

East Anglia ~ Birds & Wildlife…

After Fairford headed across to Lowestoft for a few days to see the sights and sounds of the local wildlife. Visited a few different RSPB reserves along the way and of course, lot of time spent in hides. Travelling along the back lanes produced...

RIAT 2010 ~ Fairford…

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK's premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Marvel in awe as...

Lauterbrunnen Valley…

Lauterbrunnen is situated in one of the most impressive trough valleys in the Alps, between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks. With its 72 thundering waterfalls, secluded valleys, colourful alpine meadows and lonely mountain inns, the...

Giessbach Falls and Hotel Giessbach…

The Giessbach waterfall's source is in the high valleys and basins of the Faulhorn-Sägis Valley and feeds the world famous Giessbach Falls, which tumble into Lake Brienz near the landing stage. Since the 19th century, there has been a footpath that...

Jaunpass…

The Jaun Pass is a high mountain pass (el. 1509 m.) in the Swiss Alps linking Charmey and Jaun in the canton of Fribourg with Reidenbach (part of the municipality of Boltigen) in the canton of Berne. Some superb views along the way! All photos on...

Brienzersee, the Emerald Lake…

Days 4 & 5 were spent near to Brienz. Deep in the Bernese-Oberland, this spectacular coloured water is a sight to behold. The serene location and the tranquil surroundings of the lake invite all to its midst! To its northern banks, lies the quaint...

Black Kites, Wild & Free…

On returning from La Sauge NNR to see the Kingfishers, we saw Black Kites quartering over farmland along the roadside. Parked the car up in a lay-by and snuck out into the field boundaries in the long grass and waited/hoped they'd come closer. After...

Le centre-nature ASPO de La Sauge…

I didn't think my hunt for a Kingfisher shot would end up in Switzerland! La Sauge NNR is a small nature reserve on the south eastern end of Lake Neuchatel - here we found Kingfishers as the main attraction, as well as frogs, grass snakes and...

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