Proud to say that this photo of a Red Grouse in Scotland will be displayed at Festival de l’Oiseau et de la Nature in Le Crotoy, France in April this year. Visitors to the festival will be able to vote for this and other images for the Public Choice award. I doubt this kind of image will have a chance in such an award but you never know 🙂
It’s a pretty special post for me today! I’m proud and excited to announce that my image of a puffin with a flower in its bill has won the Wildlife Portrait Category in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2014. If that wasn’t enough the image was also choosen as the overall winner of the whole competition. A great day for me!
Photo By: Wim van den Heever
Just a few days left now until the first photographic adventure of the year. An 11-day visit to Cairngorms National Park. The first 7 days as part of an organised tour called Winter Wildlife with organiser Northshots. 7 days of birds, deers, maybe ptarmigan and hares. After these initial days I will spend 4 days in Peter Cairns’ squirrel hides. 4 days to maximise the chance of getting really good shots in various settings. I hope for loads of snow and freezing weather.
The guys over at Earthshots seem to like my puffin shots! I am particularly happy about this image. This photo was taken in the rain as you can see. It was not from a hide or from a car or anything. It was me and Mark Hamblin (The others gave up and went home when the rain started) on the ground on a remote island north of Scotland called Fair Isle. A rain-cover for the gear and we continued. Me, Mark and the birds. A very humbling and different experience.