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Jaguar emerging from its cover.

Jaguar emerging from its cover.

I have just returned home after spending 10 exciting days at The Pantanal photographing over 25 different Jaguars and other indigenous wildlife. During my time at this magical environment I saw many different bird species and mammals including the Giant river otter, Capybara, Caiman, and Howler monkeys.  The photograph shows a Jaguar leaving its forest cover to hunt Caiman and Capybara along the river banks.  ...

Netherlands-August 2019

Netherlands-August 2019

I returned home from the Netherlands on the 28th August having spent 4 days photographing wild birds at a forest setting in the Noord-Brabant district of the country. I was principally there to photograph the Goshawk and I was certainly not disappointed. While patiently waiting in a forest hide I managed to see 2 juvenile female Goshawks' at different times as they devoured a couple of pidgeons and later drank at a reflection pool. There were also a good number of interesting smaller birds ...

Return to the Plains of Hortobagy in Hungary

Return to the Plains of Hortobagy in Hungary

This month with a small group of friends I returned to Hungary where I spent a week photographing some of the many different species of birdlife and fascinating animals including the numerous hares that live in this interesting and beautiful part of Europe. From well sited hides I was able to follow the lifestyle of the wildlife including male Red Footed Falcons and Kestrels as they carefully passed their prey to the females who in turn fed their voracious youngsters that were clamouring for f ...

Ranthambhore March/April 2019

Ranthambhore March/April 2019

I have visited Ranthambhore many times over the past few years and was curious to see how the tiger population was fairing since my last visit. On this occasion I was able to visit most of the tourist zones within the park where I was able to see a number of different tigers and other indigenous wildlife. The highlight for me was to see a tigress known as Arrowhead (T.84) who has recently given birth to 2 cubs. On 2 separate occasions I was fortunate to see the interaction between the mot ...

Mull-March 2019

Mull-March 2019

 I recently spent a week on the Island of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. The purpose of my visit was to photograph Otters (Lutra lutra) and other wildlife. Although the weather can be very changeable at this time of year, I was still able to spend many hours photographing these busy little musteilids as they worked their way up and down the shoreline in seach of small fish and crustaceans. It was fascinating to watch them bringing their larger catches on to the shore and then tuckin ...

Mother and cubs waiting for the third sibling to arrive.

Mother and cubs waiting for the third sibling to arrive.

I enjoyed an excellent 2 weeks in India from the 24th October 2019 where my time was spent at Pench and Tadoba tiger reserves. There were a number of memorable tiger sightings at both reserves but for me perhaps the most interesting was at Tadoba where on 2 ocassions I was privilaged to see and photograph tigress Choti Tara with her 3 small cubs. My last day at the tiger reserve I was not to be disappointed as after waiting patiently for over 1 hour the tigress appeared through the beautiful l ...

Ranthambhore-March 2018

Ranthambhore-March 2018

Sadly my March two week visit to India where I was to spend time at Ranthambhore and Corbett National parks was very quickly curtailed due to an injury to my leg which caused me to book an earlier flight home. However I am pleased to say that I am now feeling very much better and hope that I might be able to return to the 'Land of the Tiger' later this year. During the first two days that I spent at Ranthambhore I enjoyed some lovely sightings of a young male tiger and also a Sloth bea ...

The Pantanal, Brazil. October 2017

The Pantanal, Brazil. October 2017

I arrived at my lodge overlooking the Cuiaba river on the 8 October. This was my third visit to The Pantanal, Brazil, a huge wetland area approximately the size of France.  The top predator here is the Jaguar, the third largest feline in the world. During my ten days here photographing wildlife, we saw ...

Brown bears of Finland

Brown bears of Finland

I arrived in Finland on the 7 July for a four day trip to photograph brown bears.    Using four different hides which were located close to the Russian/Finnish border, I was rewarded with many sightings.  I watched mother bears encouraging their cubs to climb trees to avoid danger, older male bears ...

Tadoba Andhari-March 2017

Tadoba Andhari-March 2017

I returned to this interesting tiger reserve on the 17 March where I remained for eight days.  I enjoyed some wonderful wildlife sightings and managed to see nine different tigers .  Perhaps the highlight for me was time spent in the buffer zone.  In May of last year I had seen and photographed the tigress Madhuri and her four three month old cubs.  Ten months on, I was ho ...