About

I have two real passions in life; the sights, sounds and excitement of experiencing new places and capturing those images for the whole world to share.  I have been very fortunate to have travelled to all seven continents on our earth, from Pole to Pole, and whilst this is still a “work in progress”   the images in these galleries, I hope,  will share with you some of the amazing sights I have seen.  I hope you will enjoy them and perhaps, share a little of my passion.

I use all Canon gear:- Eos 5D Mark 3 and 7D Mark 2 bodies,  Lenses include 16-35 f2.8 mm, 24-105mm, 70-200mm f2.8 IS Mk 11,  300mm f/2.8 IS and 50mm and 100mm Macros.   I use Photoshop CS5  and Lightroom 6 for post editing and various plug ins.

I get a lot of my inspiration from famous nature photographers like Andy Rouse  ,  Sue Flood, Chris Weston   and Chris Packham all of whom I have met and admire.  I would also recommend David Kjaer, who is a wonderful bird photographer.   I have also followed in the footsteps of the adventurer Bruce Parry and even in the depths of deepest Africa, I was asked if Bruce was my husband!

I have been lucky enough to have won several photographic competitions and have also 3 times reached the semi-finals of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year run by the British Natural History Museum and had some of  my photos displayed on the BBC Wildlife and National Geographic websites and Galapagos Conservation Calendar.

I am constantly adding to my portfolio and am represented by Alamy and Istockphoto.

 

2013 awarded a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society

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