|Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)|
This male Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) was taken during the winter period when the they are in their winter plumage, they look very ordinary in comparison to their colourful plumages and elaborate displays performed during the breeding season. This was taken at Marshside in Southport!!!
I captured this image of a Cormorant flying past me as I was walking along the Coastal path not far from St Bees Head in Cumbria, this is a very beautiful location and a peaceful one to and along the way you see a vast range of species, from Common Terns, to sightings of Seals and Porpoises. St Bees Head is also a major breeding site for Cormorants, Gulls and Kittiwakes, there are also reports of Puffins in this area, although at the time I went to visit and spending several hours watching I was disappointed not to see any, maybe a location to try again in the future.
These images feature in a project that I have just completed on the Cumbrian Coast. With these images I wanted to convey how the effects of humans are impacting on the coastal landscape. No matter how beautiful and natural the landscape looks, the way in which humans are leaving their footprints is detrimental to the survival of this environment. However on the positive side, these stunning locations at Hodbarrow and the Dunes featured below are protected sites.
For a project at Uni on Species, I choose the Deer. This image of a Red Deer Stag is one of my best shots, as he is looking out of the image and challenging the viewer. These are very magnificent and regal animals and I particularly like his domineering pose and arrogant gaze depicted.
|Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)|
Sorry for the distinct lack of postings on my blog this was due to several projects I have been working on for my second year of Wildlife Photography. So here goes my next posting!!!
On a trip to Marshside at Southport in December 2009 I spotted this Pink Footed Goose coming my way, it was well worth a hair-raising journey to get there in the snow and although it was cold, the beautiful crisp sun kept me feeling quite toasty!!