From childhood I have always had a strong fascination with nature. When I was given my first camera it was no surprise
I focussed it on wildlife. I wanted to capture the beauty in nature and to travel the world in doing so.
I have been very privileged in my life so far to visit a great number of exotic places in search of some amazing wildlife. In Borneo I spent time with one of our closest relations, orangutans and learnt of the threat to their survival as palm oil plantations replace their forest home.
Staying in tents in the Maasai Mara I was on hand to observe many amazing wildlife events. Just like on the ‘Big Cat Diary' I observed the natural behaviour of several individuals and witnessed their daily struggles to survive.
Having witnessed this, and so much more, I have seen how our desire for wealth and resources is forcing nature into ever smaller pockets of natural environments, or ‘nature reserves', to survive in. This has led me towards wanting to use my images to help educate and inspire people to preserve the amazing natural world that we are so rapidly destroying.
365 Days in nature is a collection of images taken from all around the United Kingdom, throughout the year. Each day is represented by a unique photograph, showcasing some of the amazing wildlife the UK has to offer.
For the wildlife and nature enthusiast, this book will show different times of year and suggest various locations to see a variety of subjects and to witness different behaviour.
Whilst for the photographer it gives advice and ideas, including the camera settings used to obtain every image. My hope is that this book will persuade more people to go outdoors in addition to raising awareness about wildlife and to celebrate our natural heritage.