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Stag Silhouette against a dramatic sunset. Silhouettes are often tricky to get right, but stags are by far one of the easiest with their immediately recognisable antlers! Here I underexposed by 2 stops and stopped down to f/8 to ensure the bracken along the horizon was nice and sharp.
Whilst on the hunt for new and interesting local wildlife around Lake Kerkini we discovered a thriving population of Coypu. These large semiaquatic rodents can reach a metre in length and weigh up to 9kg. Originally native to South America, they have since been introduced around the world.
Badgers and bTB. How badgers are involved in the spread of bovine tuberculosis.
Puffin in flight, coming into land on Staple island. These fast flying birds are notoriously hard to capture in flight, so it took a fair few attempts to get this one with a beak full of sand eels mid flight. During the summertime around 150,000 breeding pairs of seabirds flock to the Farne Islands to nest. With such huge numbers crammed onto these tiny islands they are undoubtedly one of the best places in the UK to get close to sea birds.
Dalmatian Pelican on Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece. Daily feeds by the local fisherman offered some incredible opportunities to get up close and personal with these stunning birds. Here I used my telephoto lens at f/11 to pick out the fine details and ensure everything was tack sharp. I love the simplicity of images like this, focusing on shape, colour and fine detail rather than the wider view.
Bolehill Quarry - Peak District Photography BWPA Award Winner 2017
Chrome and Parkhouse Hills - Peak District Photography Runner up 2017 Landscape Photographer of the Year
The Forth Road and Rail bridges during the blue hour, I was really lucky to get a calm evening for some nice reflections! - Forth Bridges, Firth of Forth, Scotland.
Badgers