Posts Tagged ‘featured post’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Upper Eskedale, The Lake District

Over the last few days I spent some time hiking in The Lake District National Park in north west England. It had been a long time since I had visited this area and had forgotten how fantastic the scenery can be, particularly in the excellent weather that I had for the two days of my […]

Filmy Ferns at Doi Inthanon

The summit of Doi Inthanon is the highest point in Thailand and it possesses some of the mosy beautiful forest I have ever seen. Particularly in the rainy season the twisted and gnarled trees are covered in ferns, orchids and mosses making it look like quite a magical place. This particular scene will be familiar […]

Red Admiral Butterfly

Today I spent the day bird watching at Dungeness, on the south coast of Kent, enjoying some sunny weather. I got some nice photos of gulls loafing on the beach and saw some interesting birds on the RSPB nature reserve. While I was sitting in one of the hides, watching wading birds, I noticed some […]