A happy new year and hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and 2016 will be as good as it can be. With the unseasonable temperatures around it really hasn’t felt like winter this year. Flowers blooming, t-shirts worn in December it really feels very strange and I feel for nature at the moment and the bigger issue of global warning and everything that comes with that.
I have been very busy with my own projects and with clients over the last month or so in between the heavy rainfall and warmer temperatures. Here is an iconic bird here in the UK, the Blackbird shot with Nikon’s new 200-500mm lens sent to me by Nikon, Japan as part of my “eyes of nikon” work. The lens is incredibly sharp from 200 right the way through to 500mm. More news on that work in future blogs.
In March this year I have the great privilege of talking at the BAWC Wildlife Crime Conference in Bristol. I first met these guys passionate about standing up for whats happening to our wildlife in our countryside last year at the “Hen Harrier Day” in Buxton and was really moved at what they stood for and represented.
Change is coming, more and more people are seeing what is happening in our countryside as more and more wildlife suffer and are killed. It’s great to be one of the speakers at this years conference where I will be showing what truly stunning wildlife we have in this country and the importance of keeping it safe, looking after it and the laws that are in place to protect it. For more information, tickets and much more please see the following link
I have one place remaining for my “Tigers of India” photo tour in April thats come available should you wish to join me. this year will be my seventh year of visiting India and searching for wild Bengal Tigers with clients. Its a magical place.
I have also added two more dates for my “Stunning Shetland” trips in June, this place is magical and offers unrivaled wildlife opportunities. Please see the following link for all the details and dates.
My Wolves, Bears and Wolverines trip to Finland in July has a couple of places too, its a few miles from the Russian border and without doubt one of the best places to see these beautiful creatures. To give you a favour of the place and its wildlife please see the following slideshow I did.
I also run my workshops and one to ones all year where you learn real skills that you can use in your own wildlife photography and everything is wild. I work very ethically and so I pass this on in all my work. Ethics is something that is very important and I explained why in a recent blog post you can see by clicking here.
Thank you for all the support in 2015 and the wonderful people I have met on my trips and talks this year. I look forward to seeing new and old ones in 2016, all the best.