I am a wildlife photographer, based near Bath in England's glorious West Country,
I spend my time travelling and photographing around Somerset and what used to be known as Avon as well as planning trips to nature hotspots around the UK and further afield.
I am a member of my local Cam Valley Wildlife group and take an active part in their conservation work, particularly the barn owl project that feeds in to the nationwide project.
Recognition and Awards
Shortlisted in the Close-Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) Challenge 2021 (Two of a Kind). See all the shortlisted images here.
Featured in the December 2021 edition (Issue 185) of PhotoPlus magazine.
One Image commended in WildArtPOTY 2021 "Backyard" category. See all the winning entries here.
Two images shortlisted in WildArtPOTY 2021 "Backyard" category. See the shortlist here.
Shortlisted in Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2021 (CUPOTY 03) Butterflies and Dragonflies category. See the shortlist here.
Published in the Daily Mail online 13th July 2021 - read the article here.
Featured in the Daily Mail online 29th June 2021 - Read the article here.
Two images shortlisted in WildArtPOTY 2021 "Abstracts" category. See the shortlist here.
Two Images shortlisted in the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 "Small World" category.
One image Commended in WildArtPOTY 2021 "Connection" category. See the winning images here.
One image shortlisted in WildArt POTY 2021 "Eyes" category. See the shortlist here.
Featured in the Spring 2021 edition (issue 177) of PhotoPlus magazine - Photo stories section.
Four images shortlisted in WildArt POTY 2021 "Space" category. See the shortlist here.
One image Highly Commended in WildArt POTY 2021 "Wet" category. See the winning entries here.
Two images shortlisted in Wild Art Photographer of the Year (January 2021 round - Wet). See the shortlist here.
Two images Commended in the National Insect Week 2020 photography competition, organised by the Royal Entomological Society. The winning photographs can be seen here.
Shortlisted in the Close-Up Photographer of the Year Challenge 2020. Shortlisted entries can be see here
Overall winner of UK Butterflies 2020 Photographic Competition. Winning and awarded entries can be seen here
Published in Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) Magazine December 2020.
Shortlisted in Close-Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY 02) 2020, insects category.
Highly Commended in the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Photography Competition 2020.
Shortisted in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019, Hidden Britain category.
Recommended in UK Butterflies photo competition 2019 (under the username Bluesman). Winning entries can be seen here.
Commended and Specially Commended in the National Insect Week 2018 photography competition organised by the Royal Entomological Society. The winning photographs can be seen here.
Featured in Amateur Photography Magazine, issue dated 22nd September 2018.
Shortlisted in GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 (Mammals category).
Commended in the Bird Photographer of the Year Competition (BPOTY) 2017. The image Rainbow Rising, which was entered in the birds in flight category, was published in the BPOTY book (Collection 2) on page 221.
Shortlisted in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) 2016.
Winner of the Somerset Wildlife Trust photographic competition 2016.
Published in the RSPB's Nature's Home Magazine - Photo of the Issue - Winter 2015 issue.
Work with Me
I am available for commissions and freelance work.
I also run workshops - see here for details. Workshops can be tailored to your own particular requirements eg species, location, camera set up and technical details, so please contact me if you want something a little different. I am also happy to run workshops for individuals or small groups. I also run wildlife walks with or without photography tuition, so again please contact me with your requirements.
Please feel free to get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss your project, leave a comment or just say hello.