I’ve had an interest in wildlife and photography for most of my life although it wasn’t until I retired and moved to British Columbia from the UK that I recognised the fantastic opportunity to combine both passions in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and that this was really an opportunity too good to miss!
I spent my career (about 37 years) in the financial services industry in the UK and when that came to an end on my retirement I decided to concentrate my energies exploring and photographing what nature had to offer and now I’m really enjoying every moment of it!
Shortly after purchasing some quality digital photo gear I discovered an active bald eagle’s nest not too far from home and unusually, was able to find a good position to be able to unobtrusively watch and photograph the adult eagles raising their young from incubation right through to being fully fledged. I would often spend five or six hours a day, over a three to four month period, monitoring their progress and fortunately was able to repeat the process the following two years when the adults used the same nest again. To me this was an exciting project to become absorbed in at an early stage and at the same time being able to enjoy the beauty of these majestic creatures in peacefully idyllic surroundings; something I had never truly experienced in the past and a far cry from the previous stress of business life.
Home for me now is on the east coast of Vancouver Island and I don’t have to travel far to find an opportunity to experience and photograph some of the most exciting wildlife on this planet.
Such is the wonder of nature that on each occasion I go off with my camera gear I never really know what I’m going to come home with but on many occasions it’s been more than I was expecting and often a species that I have never seen or photographed before.
I hope to continue to add new images to my website on a regular basis so, thank you for your interest, and please come back and visit as often as you like.