Brown Bears of Kamchatka 2013 Part 2

Kuril Lake Campsite & Ozyornyi Ranger Station. The ranger station and the campsite are located at the point where the Ozyornaya river flows west from the Kurilskoye Lake. Also located here is the scientific station where the salmon are monitored as they travel up river from the Okhotsk Sea into the lake and surrounding rivers…

Brown Bears of Kamchatka 2013 Part 1

The background A couple of years ago I met two italian photographers while visiting the Farne islands – Valter Bernardeschi and Antonio Benetti. Our paths crossed throughout the week and we also met again at Bempton cliffs on the final day of their trip while we were photographing the gannets. During our somewhat comical conversations…

Getting your kit from A to B – Gura Gear Kiboko

Having been interested in photography for thirty or so years, my kit has grown and evolved from film to digital however the same old problem of how to transport all this equipment around still prevails. I have built up quite a collection of gadget bags, backpacks and lens cases over the years I have yet…

The Farne Islands – Bird Photography

                                     The Farne Islands at sunrise. 2011. The Farne islands have been featured on many television nature programmes, as they are one of the key seabird breeding areas in the UK. The islands are a breeding ground to many species including guillemots, razorbill, tern – arctic/common/sandwich, black headed gull, eider duck and everyone’s favourite the…

Bempton Cliffs – Gannets 2011

                    Bempton Cliffs at sunrise. 2010. My first visit to Bempton cliffs was in april 2010. Having read about this location and watching footage from television nature programmes I thought I would visit. Bempton cliffs are probably the best place on the UK mainland to view nesting gannets. Other birds can also be seen here such…