Water droplets on a snowdrop

Water droplets on a snowdrop

A snowdrop in North Devon, covered in water droplets Location & date North Devon, UK: 9th January 2013 Subject The snowdrop {Galanthus nivalis} is the iconic winter flower in the UK, often pushing its way through the snow (hence its name) as early as January. This one has just emerged and the flower head is […]

Pod of spinner dolphins

Spinner Dolphins Stenella longirostris in the Red Sea   Location & date Fury Shoals, Egypt: 26th June 2014 Subject Spinner dolphins Stenella longirostris form pods like this one in the sheltered areas of the Fury Shoals. These are relatively shallow sandy-bottommed areas, a perfect place for bringing up young dolphins. Expert boat drivers from Red […]

A sense of calm - spinner dolphins in the Red Sea

Where life begins on coral reefs - {Favia favus}

Favia favus – Head coral

Head coral Favia favus under super macro Location & date Malapascua, Philippines: 17th November 2014 Subject Favia favus is a reef building coral, found in shallow waters on the coral reef. This was taken during daytime and the polyps are retracted. The corallite on the left has something in its pharynx. The pharynx is the […]

New Welsh wildlife gallery

Welsh wildlife photography gallery I have recently moved to the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. I will be regularly updating my website galleries with photographs of Welsh wildlife from my local area and beyond. Usk Valley – Brecon Beacons National Park An initial walk down to the local Usk river showed me I […]

Grey wagtail on the river Usk with reflections on the water.


Gannets at Bempton Cliffs

I was lucky enough to visit Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire recently. Apparently the highest coastal cliffs in England, they are home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins, razorbills, guillemots and of course, gannets. Bempton cliffs is an RSPB nature reserve, and with clear paths and platforms, it’s a great way to get very close to […]

Little Egret visits my garden

Little Egret – an Unusual Visitor This photograph was taken from my kitchen window. It’s a little egret –  Egretta garzetta – which visited for the few days in January when there was snow on the ground. Curiously it only appeared when there was lying snow, and disappeared as soon as it had thawed. Hopefully it will […]

Little Egret outside my kitchen window

Pixie Hawkfish

Pixie Hawkfish

  Pixie Hawkfish photo factsheet: Commonly found amongst hard corals on the reef, the Pixy Hawkfish is very photogenic and sits on top of the reef for just about long enough for you to to take a picture. It is about 9cm long. Scientific Name: Cirrhitchthys oxycephalus Photo Location: East Wall, Sanganeb Reef, Sudan. The […]

Sudan Fish Portraits

A selection of fish portraits from Sudan     A few closeups of fish from my recent trip to Sudan. These are mainly taken with a 60mm macro lens.




OK, so no great photos here, but as this was my first meaningful ‘swimming with dolphins’ experience, having been diving for over 20 years, I felt obliged! This was a resident pod of spinner dolphins in the lagoon at Sha’ab Rumi reef, which is where Jacques Cousteau created the Precontinent underwater Village. It’s still there, […]