Red Squirrels at Hawes

A day was spent with a group of Red Squirrels in a location close to Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales. The weather was dull and overcast and with the Squirrels being in a small copse, the light was very low and this made any action shots just about impossible. I needed the camera ISO at…

Yorkshire’s Upland Birds

I had a very early start to a day in Wensleydale and Swaledale in north Yorkshire that began at 3am with a 90 minute drive in the near dark. I arrived at just before 5am as daylight was beginning to develop but the sun was not to make it through the overcast skies. Along the…

Red Squirrels in the Snow

For a long time I’ve wanted to photograph our native Red Squirrels in snowy conditions and this month I’ve managed it. We had quite a good drop of snow and it stayed cold so all I had to do was get the gear together and set off to Hayes for the shoot. Simon Phillpotts (Wild…

Studley Park Deer

I visited the Royal Deer Park at Studley Gardens a couple of times during November to witness the rutting season. This means an early start so leaving home at 5:30am is a must as I wanted to get there just before sunrise. The hope was get some silhouettes or shots of the deer against a…

Fountains Abbey

The deer rutting season is upon us again, so with that in mind I had a little scouting trip to Studley Royal Park near Fountains Abbey in the Yorkshire dales. I had a good look around the deer park ready for an early start one day soon. I then spent the rest of the afternoon…