In July one of the wildlife working groups in Europe I support met with the European Commissioner for the Environment Mr Karmenu Vella to discuss different animal welfare issues. The Commissioner said that he is committed to protect large carnivores in Europe and keep their protection status in all Member States. He was presented with one of my photographs showing a wild Brown Bear and Wolf. To read more about this and the work I do to help Wolves and other larger carnivores click here.
In the August issue of Birdwatching magazine there is a helpful guide on getting better photos of birds. There are a number of very helpful tips from expert’s accompanying each image in the article.I’m pleased to say my wild Barn Owl perched on the entrance to a small barn forms part of the article. To read more about this please click here to see the blog post.
I've supported the wonderful Barn Owl trust for a number of years with my photographs. One of my images once more was used for the state of the UK Barn Owl population 2017 by the trust.Click here to read this as 2017 was a good year generally for these beautiful owls.
A number of my images were recently used by charities and conservation experts at the European Parliament to address the issue of coexisting with large carnivores. Publication of the report on Large Carnivore, Management Plans of Protection: Best Practices in EU Member States can be seen here. One of the main charities I help with my work can be see here.
In March’s issue of the BBC Wildlife magazine I have one of my favourite photographs featured as part of their “Inside the image” article. The image was taken on my two week trip to the Falkland Islands last year. In the article I go through camera settings, my vision and thought process to help the readers to understand what was behind the image.
My Rockhopper Penguins image was selected by the Guardian newspaper as one of their “The Week in Wildlife – in pictures” It brings a selection of photo highlights from around the world. The image showed Rockhopper penguins braving the choppy Atlantic waves at Sea Lion Island, one of the smallest and the most southerly of the Falklands Islands.
I was invited to the Green Party Autumn conference as one of their speakers, and my two talks over the weekend showed the conference what wildlife we have and will lose should current trends of poaching, killing, deforestation and senseless cruelty carry on unchecked in our countryside and around the world. To read the post that tells you more please click here.
The Wolf Action Group of the Finnish Nature League; Luonto-Liiton susiryhmä strives to spread factual information about the wolf to influence attitudes and to reduce unnecessary fear and hatred of wolves. In Finland, so far wolf conservation has failed, even though the wolf is classified as a highly endangered species. Despite conservation measures, the wolf population has not grown. Poaching is unfortunately still a commonplace occurrence. I was interviewed on this issue and you can read this on the following link.
I was one of the invited panel of experts for a filmed debate for National Geographic, and specifically their channel Nat Geo Wild and partners ,The Week magazine. This thought-provoking and inspiring panel discussion focused on the some of the themes that will be explored in the two upcoming programmes – Paradise Islands and Photo Ark, both streaming on National Geographic in October. The full story of this can bee seen on the following link.
I did a talk and photography workshop as part of the WAVES Xth International Symposium on Wild Fauna being held at the University of Trásos-Montes and Alto Douro, in Vila Real city. Located in the North of Portugal close to the Douro Region, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The event was the tenth and you can see all the details on the following link.
I was invited by the British Birdwatching Fair in Rutland to do a talk about my conservation photography . “Conservation with a Camera” covered how I use my camera too help wildlife here in the UK and around the world. My talk went down really well I thought with lots of interest and questions from the audience afterwards. To read more about this see the follwing link.
A number of my Tiger images were used for Global Tiger day 2017 by 21st Century Tiger. I donate 25% from the sales of my limited edition Tiger prints to 21 Century Tiger. They help to protect wild Tigers all around the world in many ways with their work. To see the full blog covering this amazing day set aside for Tigers see this link.
A number of my images were published in India to promote the film called the "Underhogs" which has now been released. A documentary film on the critically endangered pygmy hog that I photographed last year for Durrell. You can read about my trip there here.
Arkive used a number of my images to help with this brand new feature. Deforestation is a complex and ever-present conservation issue that has numerous impacts on not only our natural world, but the human population too. You can find nd out more about what causes deforestation and what you can do to help Check out our brand new topic page and find out how you can make a difference.
In March I spoke at the Fauna & Flora International in the North-west. Showing how and why I use my camera to give wildlife a voice. If I could I would avenge those acts of cruelty I've seen with my own eyes but I cant. So my camera becomes my weapon of choice and the only way I can really help to portrait what I see on the ground. When we as humans enter their world that first contact should be treasured and respected not abused. To read more on this talk click here.
One of my favourite birds didn't do that well in 2016, the Barn Owl. The trust latest report shows where their number had fallen and shows ways to help these iconic owls. The Barn Owl trust used my image to illustrate the report and you can read more here.
One of my favourite images , a male Sumatran Orangutan being released back into the jungle in Sumatra after being rescued from a palm oil plantation. National Geographic Magazine / Germany have used the image for their article on the great work going on in Sumatra.
Some of my images were used in a campaign by WildCoast, a conservation organisation set up to protect and conserve coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife. In December President Obama permanently protected areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans from drilling and my images were used to promote this.
Two of my Brown Hare images were used for the front and back covers of Julian Chichester new contemporary furniture catalogue. With branches in the UK and New York it was wonderful to see my images used in this way. All my photographs’ can be purchased and are available in a variety of fine art formats, or as hi resolution images that can be sold directly to; Conservation/environmental organisations. Advertising consultants. Education and scientific resources, Book & magazine publishers, Contact me for more details.
In November I was invited to do talks about some of my conservation work I do at the Amigos do Cáster Festival – AMBID 2016. It is one of most important Conservation and Nature Photography Festivals in Portugal. You can see more on this by clicking here to see my blog post.
A wonderful article illustrated by my images covering the work of Panut Hadisiswoyo, Director of OIC in Sumatra is published in November’s issue ofNational Geographic magazine. Telling the story of how the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutans are trafficked and sold as pets. Click here to see the blog post.
Two images of mine from Sumatra on the frontline with the rescue team from Orangutan Information Centre made the final of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 -in the category - Wildlfie Photojournalist : Single image. Click here to see the images.
August 2016 - BBC Radio Interview
I was interviewed on local BBC radio about my work, passion and where it all started ("Globetrotting wildlife photography and your best day"). I spoke about my roots and how everything is linked from my past to my present day wildlife photography. I also touched on how I use those images now to help wildlife through my conservation work.
My lone bear image was selected by the Guardian newspaper as one of their images of the day – “The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world” It shows a lone Brown bear walking along a forest lake, deep inside the boreal forest of Finland.
In August's issue of the Bird Watching magazine I have one of my favorite Gannet images published, taken in one of my favorites places also: Hermeness, Shetland isles. It shows the adult Gannet preening its feathers on the steep cliffs of this amazing place.
My images of the Pygmy Hog appeared in several newspapers and online highlight the amazing work that is going into saving these creatures that live in the foothills of the Himalayers from going extinct. Click here to see one in the Guardian. click here to see the Barcroft link also
I spent two weeks in the province of Assam in North-eastern India to cover the 100th Pygmy Hog release for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust that are based in Jersey. The work being done to save this critically endangered species was just amazing to witness and be part of. See my blog post for the full story
I had the great privilege of talking in Stafford as part of the National Badger week on behalf of the Badger trust. It was an amazing event to be part of that was highlighting the plight of this wonderful mammal which is at great risk from the cull and current levels of cruelty. Please see my blog for the details.
Wildlife Photography World is a new quarterly coffee table style publication for wildlife photographers and wildlife lovers from all around the world. The first issue has now been published and I’m pleased to announce that I was invited by the editor to select a few of my favourite images to form a wonderful portfolio section of my images in the first issue. More on this can be seen by click on my blog here.
I had the great privilege of talking at the BAWC Wildlife Crime Conference in Bristol. It was an amazing event to be part of and full of people all fighting in their own way for wildlife that is being killed, trapped and removed within our countryside. Over the two days there were some really moving and powerful talks. More inforamtion here on my blog
In Februarys issues of BBC Wildlife magazine my images illustrated a six page article about the plight of the Sumatran Orangutans in Sumatra. It showed the work of the rescue team there and also the quarantine facility both Ive spent time with over the many visits to Sumatra Ive done.
In the June issue of N-Photo magazine, out now in all good newspaper shops and online there is a brand new feature called "On assignment". Where I talk a little about my recent two week trip to Sumatra shadowing and living with the HOCRU ream from the Orangutan Information Centre. See my blog for the full post.
In the February’s issue of the highly acclaimed photographic magazine, Wild Planet I have my third article published to date, talking about my life-long love of Barn Owls and the struggles they face with the changeable weather conditions here in the UK. Click here to see the article.
I was invited to attend a conference on sustainability presented by the Jeronimo Martins group in Lisbon, Portugal. I presented images and slideshows showing my ongoing work in Sumatra and the effect palm oil is having on this island. To see the blog post and links click here.
The Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition, a complete collection of photos captured with Nikon digital SLR cameras and NIKKOR lenses by photographers active around the world, will be held from August 23 - September 30 at the Nikon Plaza Shanghai.Nikon, Japan have just sent me a few photos of this exhibition, where my work was one of the 12 from original 21 photographers chosen to be part of this event. See my blog here for more details.
As part of Nikon's 80th Anniversary I have been chosen to become one of the -Eyes of Nikon- Contributing photographers. A collection of original photos by twenty photographers active around the world, as well as explanations of the NIKKOR lenses. Scheduled for release on December, 2013. Click here to see blog, here for Nikon
I’m delighted to share with all my followers that one of my favourite Sumatran Orangutan photos called Beautiful Eyes has been selected to form part of Nikon Pro special tablet edition- Nikon Pro WILD a free special tablet edition, featuring the very best in wildlife photography and giving you a taste of the full Nikon Pro Magazine
I had a wonderful article in the world renowned Nikon Owner Magazine . The coverage of this magazine is worldwide and once more the plight of the Sumatran Orangutans will be seen on a global stage. My promise and continued mission for these apes is to give them a voice through my images. Click here to see my blog
I was asked by high street giants Currys &PC World to become a judge on their six week photo challenge. The competition see’s you putting your skills to the test in a series of photography challenges where the winner could win one of several amazing new compact cameras as well as a chance to attend a one day photography course with an expert photographer. See my blog post here
GDT / European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013
My photograph "New Life” capturing a family of Black-bowed Albatrosses in the morning light from the Falkland islands. Made the final of this prestigious award. With several of my images making the quarter-finals also.
With nearly 1000 photographers from 39 countries, who entered almost 14,000 pictures into this GDT competition my image made the final in the Bird category.
My first talk was images from Madagascar and Sumatra and my second talk covered my work with Tigers and the amazing Falkland islands. I wanted to take people there with my work and descriptions of these magical places I hold dear to my heart. Click here to see my blog post covering these events.
I was invited back to the Natural History Museum in London as part of their season of Salgado-related talks in the Darwin Centre’s Attenborough Studio. Such an amazing privilege as a wildlife photographer to be asked to form part of this outstanding exhibition in such a truly amazing place.
One of my Barn Owl images has been selected for the April issue of Nikon Pro. I’m representing the UK at the Nikon EXPO event throughout Europe
Nikon Pro is the tri-yearly print and iPad magazine for professional photographers and serious enthusiasts. It features the best in photographic imagery and technical advice from around the world.
This video is part of the Extinction- Not the end of the world which is currently on at the Natural History Museum in London. The video contains alot of my still images and some video work I took during my Spotlight Sumatra trip there . Click here to see this short film or you can visit this amazing museum in London and see this exhibition for yourself.
Several of my Sumatran Orangutan images from my recent trip were published in the national newspapers and online. They featured in The Sun The Mirror Independent and a second story in the Daliy Mail
The Barn Owl Conservation Handbook is a comprehensive guide for ecologists, surveyors, land managers and ornithologists written by the Barn Owl Trust. I help this trust in any way and my Barn Owl images were chosen for this book. Click here buy this book.
In February’s issue of the Practical Photography magazine there is an interview with myself covering my obsession with waders. In the interview I reveal the reasons behind my passion for these birds and these amazing Spring Tides in Norfolk, and I also discuss the field craft techniques and camera techniques. I touch on what wildlife photography means to me and how I hope to inspire people to see the beautiful world of wildlife which is everywhere. Click here to see the PDF of the interview
December 2011 - Birdwatching Magazine
One of my favourite Spring Tide image taken in Norfolk has been chosen for the December issue of the Birdwatching magazine. The image which is called Take Off
December 2011 - Practical Photography Magazine
I was a guest expert in Decembers issue of Practical Photography, a great magazine, full of advice, tips and gear reviews each month. One of my Barn Owl shots along with the tips and how I got the shot where included in this issue, carrying on my passion for showing how I work in the field at the same time helping others to take better photos.
British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011
My image calling down the valley was short listed from thousands of images and made the final of the 2011 competition. It’s a male Red Grouse calling down the mist covered valley below him, taken with a wide angled lens to capture the bird within its habitat.
A selection of my photographs has been chosen to form part of the online gallery of the highly prestigious and respected BBC Wildlife magazine; Discover Wildlife. Showing a few of my favourite images taken in the wild, capturing private and personal moments with my camera
GDT / European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011
My photograph "Spring Tide" capturing thousands of waders taking off during a Norfolk spring tide made the final of this prestigious award. With several of my images making the quarter-finals also. The image captures the movement of those birds by using a slow shutter speed, giving the image a real sense of movement. With nearly 1000 photographers from 39 countries, who entered almost 14,000 pictures into this GDT competition my image made the final in the Bird category.
June 2011 - Kissing Puffins BBC Wildlfie
Further to the success of my Puffin images in the month of May, the highly respected BBC wildlife magazine, chose my image “Kissing Puffin’s “ for a full page spread in their June issue
Several of my Puffins images made the national press during the month on May. The photographs were a result of many hours of watching these amazing seabirds that only come ashore for a short period each year to breed and raise their family. The Mail, The Sun and the Independent where a few of the papers that covered this story.
The British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 1 Book showcases the very best entries from the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2010. My image called frosty morning made the final from thousands of entries and is included in this stunning coffee table book which is a celebration of British wildlife as captured on camera by today’s best amateur and professional photographers.
My image "Fighting Puffins" made it to the final in the BBC Veolia Environmental Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010.
March 2010 - Birdwatching Magazine
I covered the event for the Birdwatching Magazine, capturing photographs of the day in a photo journalistic manner, showing my versatility as a photographer.
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