Crack of dawn

Sunday morning, the last thing I wanted to do was leave my bed at 6am to storm up the mountain opposite our house in near darkness.   Why, you say? Because we’re forever looking at the Skirrid and it would be lovely to see Sugarloaf […]

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Summer turns to autumn

There’s a definitely a change in the air.   The long hot days of summer are slowly ebbing away.  The unusually long dry spell in ‘wet Wales’ has finally broken to make way for storms and high winds.  On calmer days, the mornings are cool […]

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Aerial Combat

Nature is cruel and awesome all at the same time. I watched a raven grab a razorbill chick and find itself under aerial attack from a great black backed gull.   I was both horrified and keen to capture the action. Canon 7D MKII with […]

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Balloon Fiesta

The four day Bristol Balloon Fiesta celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, but many of the planned activities were hampered or cancelled by bad weather. We arrived early Friday evening to clear skies and high winds.  The mass balloon take-off was reduced to a single, […]


If puffins could talk

Not satisfied with 4 hours on the Scottish Island of Lunga photographing puffins, I also spent 3 nights on the magical, wild island of Skokholm off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Skokholm is home to 90,000 breeding pairs of manx shearwaters, 2000 pairs of breeding storm […]