Arctic Fox Encounter. This image won an award in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007
Arctic Fox – “Encounter”. This image won an award in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007
Polar bear on ice floes at dawn, Svalbard. This image won the “Earth in our Hands” category of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition.
Polar bear on ice floes at dawn, Svalbard. This image won the “Earth in our Hands” category of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition.
Arctic Fox scavenging the frozen beach of Hudson Bay,
Arctic Fox scavenging the frozen beach of Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada
Bluebell wood, Scotland
Bluebell wood, Scotland
Scottish bluebells
Scottish bluebells
Dead polar bear, Svalbard. Victim of climate change?
Dead polar bear, Svalbard. Victim of climate change?
Grey seal in foam bath, Scotland
Grey seal in foam bath, Scotland
Grey seal pup, Scotland
Grey seal pup, Scotland
Grey wolf (captive), Northern Lights Wolf Centre, Canada
Grey wolf (captive), Northern Lights Wolf Centre, Canada
Grizzy bear, Alaska
Grizzy bear, Alaska
Grizzly bear mother and cub, Alaska
Grizzly bear mother and cub, Alaska
Broad-billed hummingbird, Arizona
Broad-billed hummingbird, Arizona
Lion, Kenya
Lion, Kenya
Polar bear mother and cub, Manitoba, Canada
Polar bear mother and cub, Manitoba, Canada
Polar bear mother and cub, Manitoba, Canada
Polar bear mother and cub, Manitoba, Canada
Polar bear silhouette, Churchill, Canada
Polar bear silhouette, Churchill, Canada
Atlantic puffins at dawn, Scotland
Atlantic puffins at dawn, Scotland
Snowgeese blastoff, Bosque del Apache, New Mexico, USA.
Snowgeese “blastoff”, Bosque del Apache, New Mexico, USA.
Spider web and dewdrops
Spider web and dewdrops
Tiger on snow (captive)
Tiger on snow (captive)
Wildebeeste at sunset, Masai Mara, Kenya
Wildebeeste at sunset, Masai Mara, Kenya
Grey wolves running (captive), Northern Lights Wolf Centre, Canada
Grey wolves running (captive), Northern Lights Wolf Centre, Canada
Poppies and daisies
Canyon Creek, Kicking Horse, Canada
Evening sunshine on the Scots Pine trees at Flotterstone, Edinburgh
Sunset at Loch Lubnaig, Scotland
An orange butterfly - that is part of the blue butterfly family!
A polar bear called Arktos drying off at the Highland Wildlife Park, Aviemore

Wildlife and Nature Photography

I have a deep passion for wildlife and ecology, and spend as much time as possible in wild places. In my work I aim to convey the beauty, as well as the fragility, of the wilderness and creatures we all take for granted. I believe that sensitive photography of the threatened natural world is the key to its survival. Without stunning images to drive us to protect what we are in danger of losing, our landscapes and species will not survive. I have won three awards in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition hosted at the Natural History Museum in London, the most prestigious wildlife photography competition in the world.

There are more wildlife images in my stock photography collection, and further images for sale in the Getty and Photoshot stock libraries. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a particular requirement for a framed print or canvas, or to commission new work.

If you are interested in learning to take your own wildlife photographs I teach wildlife photography skills in Going Digital Scotland workshops. Close to home in Edinburgh we can practise at Edinburgh Zoo, or venture further afield to the Highland Wildlife Park in Aviemore. This is a wonderful place to catch playful polar bears sparring in their pond. I organize “bird of prey” photography days, and who can resist a day photographing playful red squirrels and ospreys from a hide? I have run many successful landscape photography and Nothern Lights holidays to Iceland which are unfortunately temporarily suspended during the pandemic. I’m so lucky living in Scotland as I have stunning mountain landscapes and seascapes on my doorstep whenever I need to escape!