I am a wildlife enthusiast and an active conservationist with a passion for the countryside. To capture such intimate photos takes knowledge of the subject and good field craft skills. I love the challenge wildlife photography offers as I have very little control over lighting conditions or where the subject will be situated. I feel a real achievement when I have captured a striking image, in difficult conditions. As a photographer, my first priority is always the welfare of the animals or birds that I am photographing and my aim is to go undetected. If I feel I can't achieve this without disturbing my subject then I prefer to visit registered wildlife parks and photograph captive animals. Therefore, whilst the majority of my portfolio is of wild animals and birds in their natural environment, I have included a few taken in captivity. I hope this does not detract from the beauty of the animals and I sincerely hope that you enjoy viewing my photographs.