robin, macro, nikon d7100, tamron 90mm

Bye Bye Birdy

I have a little tradition that, before any extended time away form my home in Utterby, Lincolnshire, I take a little walk around my local patch to say goodbye. This time, that goodbye felt somewhat more significant, because I’m not … Read More

WATCH: The Secret Life of the Seaside Town

Last week I finally released my first entirely self-made short natural history film into the world. Over the last few months I’ve been heading out on weekends to one of my favourite old photography haunts, Cleethorpes beach, in an attempt to … Read More

My favourite wildlife moments of 2016

I haven’t posted anything up for ages, so I thought I’d be terribly clichéd and get a bit retrospective. Avoiding a few unfortunate political events (biggest understatement of 2017 so far), 2016 was actually a pretty good year for me. … Read More

Manfrotto XPRO Fluid Head

Manfrotto XPRO Fluid Head- First Impressions

Fluid tripod heads are a vital piece of kit for any wannabe filmmaker, allowing for smooth camera movement and giving videos a much more professional look than the juddery movement of an ordinary tripod head. Wanting to shift more into filmaking, I … Read More

gannet bempton cliffs Nikon D7100 70-300mm Billy Clapham yorkshire

Meet the Gannet: Ocean Voyager

Earlier this month, a tracking device attached to a gannet breeding in the English Channel has reveled a fishing trip of epic proportions. Cosmo the gannet traveled from its nest on Alderney all the way up to Scandanavia, and back again, … Read More

Puffin Farne Island Billy Clapham Nikon D7100 seabird blog natural history

Meet the Puffin: Clown by name, not by nature

Puffins (Fratercula arctica) are arguably the North Atlantic’s most iconic seabird, being the official bird of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, featuring on stamps across the globe and lending their name to one of the largest publishers of children’s books … Read More

Croatia, colour, mariner, harbour, boats, benches

Croatia: Above and Below the Waves

Currently in my final 2 months of uni, I’m out every day in the peak distict doing field work studying a population of long-tailed tits, and when I’m not there I’m probably on my computer playing with spread sheets. This … Read More

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Fog and Mud

One essay finished and one dissertation draft sent off for feedback; this week I finally managed to relax a little after a full on semester and I finally managed to get out into the Peaks! Unfortunately the weather forecast for this … Read More