I began my interest in wildlife at eleven years old in Dorset learning from my dad. Later I went to university study environmental biology in London. Twenty something life took over and I did not get out watching it much. Afterwards I worked as a microbiologist then as a forensic scientist for a few years in London.
Tiring of city life I moved back to Dorset and worked as a biochemist on an oil field. From then I started to get out to watch wildlife again. This led on to me becoming a volunteer warden then working contacts as seasonal wardens and wildlife surveyor jobs in Gloucestershire, East Anglia, London and Cumbria.
I photograph wildlife in my spare time onwards from 2006, firstly digiscoping then with a DSLR. In recent years relationships and family needs kept me in Dorset and I did various other jobs. At the moment I work producing animal and environmentally friendly cosmetics. I am an uncle to two children. I still volunteer as a RSPB and Dorset Wildlife Trust member.
My primary interest is in ornithology but over time it's expanded to other forms of nature too!
I photograph with a Nikon D200 DSLR (January 2013 to present), a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm F4D IF-ED lens (January 2014 to present), a Nikon AF-S TC14E teleconverter plus (January 2015 to present) and Nikon AF-S DX 18-135mm lens (September 2008 to present). My support is provided with a Benbo 2 tripod or a Manfroto monopod.
Earlier I used a Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens (September 2008 to December 2013) with a Nikon D80 DSLR (September 2008 to December 2012)
Before this I photographed with a Nikon Coolpix 4500 for digiscoping with an Opticron HR80 GA ED straight telescope (January 2006 to August 2008).