False Bay Whales

Recently I went to South Africa for a wildlife fix and intended to try and get some shots of Whales breaching off the south coast. Hermanus is supposedly the centre of activity for this as the whales gather for breeding and giving birth during September-November each year. We failed to see any activity during a…

Lounging Leopards

We had two really good sightings of Leopards recently as well as a few fleeting glimpses as these beautiful creatures roamed through the bush of South Africa. Our first sighting was a rather distant ‘Leopard in a Tree’ which was just within photo range but was slightly obscured by the branches of its chosen lair.…

Kings of the Highveld

Lions. Everybody’s favourite big cat, maybe, but they certainly cause a stir when spotted in the wild. We were lucky enough to have many sightings during our trip to Kruger Park in South Africa. The highlight was most definitely the sight of a pride of Lions noisily and greedily devouring a Wildebeest carcass no more…

King of the Fishers

The Kingfishers that we have here in the UK are quite stunning little birds but the first one that I saw was in South Africa. Since that first sighting I have become hooked on the tiny beauties and have photographed them many times now. However, we only have the one species here, so when I’m…

Chorley PS

Last year was my first at Chorley PS, a club that regularly pushes for success both nationally and internationally. I joined to give myself a challenge and to make me raise my game having had 5 or so years at Ribblesdale where I had learned the ground rules and enjoyed club life. I expected little…

Amber Tutton

I have wanted to photograph Amber for many years now, but with her being based in the south of England there haven’t been many opportunities. This series of shots was taken at Pure Studios in Preston, based in a typical old Lancashire cotton mill with many quirky little corners that need to be used. As…

Blackpool Airshow 2018

August saw the annual air show at Blackpool with the weather much brighter than the last few years. There were most of the usual aircraft on show flying largely between the central and north piers, they did seem to be further off-shore this time though. The shots below were all taken from the central pier…