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!