Scotland : Deer

SCOTLAND : DEER Red Deer are a common sight in the highlands and islands of Scotland. It is the largest terrestrial mammal to be found in Scotland and one of the most impressive sightings. Large single sex groups tend to congregate, only mixing during the rutting season and these large groups may persist for most … Read More

Scotland : Gannets

SCOTLAND : GANNETS The Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus, has 60% of its population found in Scotland. Bass Rock, from which the Latin name derives, in the Firth of Forth has the worlds largest colony whilst Troup Head in Aberdeenshire has the largest mainland colony. St. Kilda in the Atlantic also has a large colony too. … Read More

Scotland : Ptarmigan

SCOTLAND : PTARMIGAN The ptarmigan, Lagopus mutus, is a member of the grouse family and only found on the highest mountains of Scotland. Ptarmigan can cope with the harshest winter weather that the high tops can throw at them. Their colour changes with the seasons ranging from pure white in the middle of winter and moulting … Read More

Scotland : Puffins

SCOTLAND : PUFFINS Puffins are Scotland’s smallest and most distinctive breeding auk species. Returning onshore in the spring they nest underground in burrows before the pufflings’ emerge in the summer. The adults bill appears large and colourful during the breeding season. The colourful outer part of the bill is then shed after the breeding season, … Read More

Scotland : Wildlife

SCOTLAND : WILDLIFE Scotland’s has some of the richest and diverse wildlife in Europe. From red deer in the mountains and glens to otters around the rivers shoreline Scotland has a varied wildlife population that is constantly changing with the seasons.

Africa : Big Cats

AFRICA : BIG CATS  I have been fortunate to visit southern Africa on many occasions over the years. The Kafue National Park in Zambia, the Moremi and Okavango Game Reserves in Botswana as well as others in Tanzania, Namibia and South Africa. One thing is for sure, wherever you go you never get tired of spotting … Read More

Africa : Wildlife

AFRICA : WILDLIFE The quantity and quality of wildlife that can be seen on this continent is just staggering. I’m sure that you could spend your whole life there searching and still see something unique every day. I have been very fortunate to visit many times and take in some of the great game reserves … Read More

Aerial

AERIAL Having seen some of the spectacular results from folk using their drones filming and taking pictures in the mountains I became interested in acquiring a drone for myself. At first the size and the camera limitations put me off. That was until I saw DJI release their Mavic 2 series. These had an improved … Read More

Chile

CHILE 2017 Fulfilling a lifelong ambition to travel to Chile was finally realised in 2017. By combining the intrigue and mystery of the remote Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the Pacific Ocean with the spectacular scenery of Torres del Paine in Patagonia it was a visit of eye opening and breathtaking contrasts. The warm hospitality … Read More