nature

The cruel reality of nature

This looks like a sleeping baby monkey but the harsh reality is that nature can be as cruel as it can be cute and fluffy. This is in fact a dead baby vervet. It had just been killed seconds before we arrived. It’s grief stricken mother sat with it briefly and then walked away. Two other monkeys nearby – a mother and baby – had terrible bite marks on their backs so we can only assume that a male vervet attacked both mothers and babies. New dominant males in monkey families will kill all the babies that aren’t sired by[…]

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All creatures great and small … a tribute

Before I head to Africa to photograph big mammals I think it’s only fitting I pay tribute to all the little creatures of Britain from the owls to the harvest mice, the foxes to the squirrels. I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to photograph a number of these sweet, sometimes funny and very British animals over the past year and here are my favourite shots (in no particular order). 

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The magical tale of the fox and the mushroom

This beautiful fox staring intently at a piece of  flying sausage lives in Leeds. She comes round to this house every breakfast and dinner. Her family have been visiting for generations and she has about five or six brothers and sisters. Sometimes she comes alone, sometimes with others. Whenever the Human family who look after the foxes go out for dinner, they will often ask for a ‘fox bag’ instead of a ‘doggy bag’ to take home to their orange friends. When the foxes first started visiting they were given dog food but didn’t like it, so now it’s a steady diet of[…]

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Natural New Zealand: A photo essay

In 2015,  I spent three weeks in New Zealand photographing the beautiful fauna and flora of my native country. Here are just some of the images I took from bees collecting honey from deep inside the Pohutukawa flowers in Taranaki, to my favourite birds – the peeping Oyster Catchers – appearing to comically stare at their own reflections in the sand in Raumati, just north of Wellington. Hope you enjoy! SaveSave

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