Archive for the ‘Photographs’ Category

Shopping in Sumatra

Much of September 2016 was spent in West Java and Sumatra, Indonesia, leading a birding trip for Zootherabirding.com. While most of our time was spent bird watching plenty of overland travel gave us opportunities to see the scenery and culture of these two islands. On one bus journey we made an early morning stop at […]

Mountain Imperial Pigeon

Mountain Imperial Pigeon is one of the largest pigeons I have ever seen and whereas many species in this family have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Mountain Imperial Pigeon seems to be doing fairly well, probably because it is restricted to the more inaccessible highlands. The call of this species is a very memorable, […]

Monk at Angkor Wat

Although my trip to Cambodia was to lead a bird watching tour, there was plenty of opportunity to a bit of “touristing”, particularly during our visit to Cambodia’s most famous attraction: Angkor Wat. The stonework of this huge temple complex is really beautiful but in the harsh morning light it was quite difficult to photograph […]

Bayon Faces

Over the last few weeks I have been leading a birding tour to Cambodia, but not without also visiting the world famous Khmer ruins of Angkor Wat and surrounding temples. I have visited this site in the past but it did not make a second visit any less spectacular. At the peak of the Khmer Empire […]

Steaming Sea in South Korea

In January 2016 I led a bird watching tour to South Korea. Although we expected cold weather we had not bargained for the unusually severe conditions that we ended up with. East Asia experienced some of the coldest weather conditions on record and we regularly encountered temperatures of -15C; this did not stop us from […]

Matterhorn & Mountain Railway

This mountain railway from Zermatt to Gornegrat Observatory in Switzerland is one of the most spectacular rides I have ever had both in terms of the scenery and the price! In October 2015 I was lucky to have good weather to enjoy the wonderful views from the observatory of the Matterhorn and the surrounding glaciers […]

Funton Creek

Grey skies and persistent rain are not usually the weather conditions I would hope for when trying to get a good photograph, but today as I was sheltering from the rain while bird watching at Funton Creek, Kent, I noticed that the clouds suddenly had some definition and shape above the industrial landscape with a […]

Kittiwakes

Kittiwakes are probably the most delicate and attractive of Britain’s breeding gulls but they are in decline across most of the country. However, there are still good numbers to be found breeding in East Yorkshire and Bridlington harbour is an excellent place to get really close to them; this is where I took this photo […]

Namhansanseong

Namhansanseong fortress walls are a UNESCO World heritage site in South Korea, close to the capital city, Seoul. In June 2015 I took a day trip from Seoul to visit this site where there is a lot of beautiful forest surrounding the impressive walls and I spent a day bird watching and admiring the view […]

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral, in Kent, is an amazing building with a history of over 1000 years and is one of the major tourist attractions in Southeast England. The building is quite fabulous from outside but it is even more impressive inside with some wonderful stained glass windows, beautiful carvings and tombs of a number of important people […]