PHOTOGRAPHER | ZOOLOGIST | CONSERVATIONIST | ADVENTURER | PASSION FOR ALL THINGS WILD
I'm a wildlife & landscape photographer currently based on the stunning Isle of Skye in Scotland. As self-taught photographer I first picked up a camera in 2005 and built up a solid foundation using film before moving over to digital. Coupled with a long-standing passion for the natural world it was always obvious I would end up working in the great outdoors.
An experienced guide, I have worked for several years in the Scottish Highlands, including at the world-renowned Aigas Field Centre, as well as in the incredible Canadian Rockies. A degree in Zoology means I can wax lyrical about whatever you happen to be looking at, whether that be an eagle soaring past, or the intricate ecological workings of a natural woodland. My priority is making sure other people get to enjoy wildlife and nature just as much as I do.
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Banner image & headshot courtesy of Marcus McAdam Photography.
"Over the years I’ve spent in the wild places of the Highlands, I’ve learnt that you can’t really successfully photograph a wildlife subject without truly understanding its personality and character. You need to be able to predict your subject’s movements rather than react to them, and this is where studying each species in detail really pays off. Great wildlife photography is not just about taking sharp, well exposed shots of wild animals. It is just as important to place them in their natural environment in order to tell a story with each and every image."
Promoting a Healthy Marine Environment
Living on an island, the sea and marine environment becomes an integral part of daily life. One thing that has really started to strike me is not only big issues such as sustainable fishing, but the cleanliness of our oceans. Some sections of our coastline on the Isle of Skye are reminiscent of a rubbish dump, with fishing equipment and plastic bottles strewn everywhere. As a trained Marine Mammal Medic with the charity BDMLR, issues affecting whales, dolphins, seals etc is something that is quite close to my heart - especially having since been involved with several whale strandings last year.
So, I recently become a wildlife photography partner with, and started supporting, the fantastic work being carried out by a relatively new charity called Sea-Changers. By donating some of my images and working with them to write about, and promote Britain's fantastic and biodiverse marine life and habitats, I hope to raise awareness about some of the critical issues facing our seas.
Sea-Changers is a registered charity working hard to address some of the threats the marine environment faces. Through innovative partnerships with marine businesses, they are raising thousands of pounds for marine conservation, and distribute the money raised to projects and charities around the UK where it can make the biggest difference to our seas and shores. Sea-Changers funds projects in Direct Marine Action, Education, Campaigning and Raising Awareness, and Species Protection and Research. Examples of projects and charities that have received funding include RSPB, Zoological Society of London, and British Divers Marine Life Rescue.