It was one of those evenings where the sky was a light blue, dotted with pink clouds that were reflecting the last of the sun’s rays. The air was still and not a breath of wind altered the branches of old wired trees. A thin white figure was sitting atop a fence post on the opposite side of a field that I was overlooking. I have grown accustomed to the sights of barn owls, as I am delighted to see them on almost every journey I take through the Fenland country roads. …


I have always had a love of the sea and the animals that inhabit it. So many emotions can be related to the movements of the sea and I find that being in or near water, I become instantly calm and I think about all of the wonders that lay beneath the waves. The waters surrounding the UK are very abundant all year round, and the pupping season for grey and harbour seals are just one of the spectacles that can be witnessed along the whole of the British coastline.

I have visited the Norfolk coast a number of times…


I originally planned to photograph a different owl species that afternoon; barn owls are a common sighting along the riverbank and country roads close to where I live. I have watched a couple of individuals at one particular location for the past couple of weeks that year, where I had a rough idea of the time they would come out to hunt, and the weather conditions favourable to the birds to allow them to hunt effectively.

I parked up opposite a country road facing the riverbank, awaiting the arrival of at least one individual barn owl, where it had had…


It has been a place of great wonder. A place that ignited my love for the natural world. I’ve found many treasures here, and by and by it always provides a moment of pure joy. This moment was no exception. The autumn sun pierced through the trunks and branches, cascading golden rays through the trees and onto the carpet of fallen leaves. I was beckoned down a path directly into the sunlight, and there was no away I could have ignored its call. The path was wild, muddy and broken. The coniferous woods bordered either side of the path, as…


The immeasurable amount of seabirds that cloaked the sea cliffs was an overwhelming sight; the first time I visited Bempton Cliffs last summer. Streaks of white, black and grey zoomed back and forth across the cliff face and each individual bird call combined to a air-filling chorus of courtship and territorial cries. The first time I encountered gannets was off the coast of Lunga on the West Coast of Scotland. They bobbed on the ocean surface and showcased their immense speed and agility when they sliced through the water to catch fish, brought up by a minke whale who was…


I was shadowing a local wildlife photographer at the time, who was getting information on the number of possible kingfisher pairs near a local village. A one man photo hide was set up between two deep ditches, which had a small stream running through the middle of it. This hide, and the branches stuck in the ground providing a perch, had been set up for a few weeks prior, so any birds visiting the area were used to the hide being there. …


06.12–08.12.2019

Apologies for the lack of posts during the last half of 2019. Due to more work being done on the house and changes to my employment, I found it difficult to do much photography during this time. But after settling back down, I managed to take a short trip to Edale in the Peak District at the beginning of December.

Half way up to the summit of Mam Tor

I didn’t have any plans to find any particular species of wildlife, and I fully intended to enjoy the changing landscape from what I am so familiar with back home (the very flat lands of The Fens!) As we…


Written on 06.08.2020

My last trip outdoors with my camera was to Bourne Woods

We all know what has been happening since March 2020. An unprecedented change to our livelihoods and scenes no one has witnessed in our lifetime. And as this global pandemic still continues its grip on everyone and everything, it is hard to keep out head above water and adjust to our new way of living. One of the good outcomes out of this, that almost all of us can appreciate, is how nature has a profound impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. I am a worrier at heart, expecting the worst in situations similar to this…


08.06.2019

On Saturday 8th June, I travelled to West Runton in Norfolk where I met up with operator of Wildlife Tours and Education, Carl Chapman (his blog can be found at letterfromnorfolk.wordpress.com) and a couple who were keen wildlife lovers. We first headed out to Horsey to hopefully catch a glimpse of some grey seals who regularly come up onto land there to rest while the tide is out. As we walked along the sand dunes, the meadow to the right of us ringed with the calls of skylark, whitethroat and stonechats. Just before we turned to the entrance to…


22.02 — 01.03.2019

So I have managed to go through all of my images from my most recent trip to the Isle of Mull, and I am going to try and simplify my days out in terms of what I have photographed and other experiences I encountered throughout my trip! After arriving and settling in for most of the 22nd of February, I wasted no time in getting up for my remaining full days, ready to discover what the island had to offer. As I had not yet explored the whole of the island on my previous visits, due to…

Pinfold Photographic

These posts contain stories behind the images I have taken of wildlife over the years mainly consisting of local species found in the Fens. Pinfold Photographic

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