I am a wildlife photographer and documentary researcher based in Bristol.
I've been obsessed with wildlife since I was 10, when I started birding with my dad, but soon wanted to start recording what I was seeing. My first forays into photography were via digiscoping, whereby a compact camera is attached attached to a telescope. Despite the significant limitations of this method, and even though almost all my photos resembled smudges more than anything else, I was totally and utterly hooked, and wanted more. After saving up for a few years, I took the plunge and I bought my first DSLR set-up, a Nikon D60 and Sigma 50-500mm lens.
The obsession that started over 10 years ago is still there today, and since those early smudges my photography has taken me to a huge range of locations, from urban jungles photographing wildlife such as waxwings at the side of London's A1 or birds around the industrial estates of northeast England to primates and parrots in the real jungles of Peru, and vast herds of animals in the vast plains of East Africa.
My images are represented by Nature Picture Library have been awarded in several competitions, such as Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Asferico Photocontest, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA), RSPCA Young Photographer Awards, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) competitions. I contribute images and features to several national magazines and newspapers, and have donated photos to charities such as the RSPB and WWT. I also contribute regular cover images to New Nature Magazine, an online natural history magazine written, edited and produced entirely by young conservationists, ecologists, writers, photographers and communicators.