Book Launch – 25 July 2014

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We have a book launch planned for the 25th of July, 2014, at 7.30 pm. It will be held in the Davis Lecture Theatre of the Whanagnui Regional Museum. Our key speaker will be Dr Phil Battley, of Massey University, … Continued

Book Arrival

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The books arrived this week, literally a ‘truck load’. Ten pellet loads of books, weighing in at over 6 tons. This is another tense moment as with all the travel from China, and being shifted from truck to truck, there is … Continued

Advance Copy of New Book

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Yesterday I received two advance copies of my new book – BIRDS New Zealand – beauty like no other. The remainder of the books (six tons of them) are coming by ship and due here mid-July. It was a very … Continued

With Professional Photographers

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On my recent expedition in the subantarctic it was great to be travelling with other professional photographers, including a past winner of the BBC ‘photographer of the year’ competition. Ole Liodden, of Norway, was great company and I learned a … Continued

South East Island – Chathams

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It was a real thrill to visit South East Island, one of New Zealand’s great nature reserves. We enjoyed perfect weather and were able to zodiac cruise the coastline within a couple of metres. A highlight was to photograph the … Continued

The Antipodes & Bounty Islands

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I have just returned from a visit to the Antipodes and Bounty Islands, New Zealand’s most remote territories. The photographic opportunities were outstanding, as these islands are home to birds that nest nowhere else. I obtained close-up photos of my … Continued

Camera – Canon 1DX

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After six months of constant use I have nothing but praise for this camera, especially its low-light ability. Photos taken in the bush at ISO 25,600 show very little grain!

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