Mata Mata Turtle, Short Snouted Seahorse and Dogfish

As I have mentioned previously, last weekend I gave a couple of talks on sea creatures and how I’ve photographed them at Portsmouth Blue Reef Aquarium. For those who haven’t been, I would recommend it. It is not a large aquarium, but it does have some interesting stuff I haven’t seen elsewhere. One of these…

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Turnstone feeding on mussel and stretching

I’ve been processing some of my backlog recently and I came across these photos of turnstones at Reculver in Kent. I managed to get it feeding on a mussel And stretching its wings. Related posts: Oystercatcher hammers mussel video Golden plover and dunlin in the snow Oystercatchers at Filey Brigg Pond skater and backswimmer feeding…

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Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth at Night

After seeing the purple sandpipers I tried something a bit different to usual, a landscape of sorts: a nice sunset over the Solent. I like to dabble in night photography, so had a go at capturing the view over Portsmouth, looking over from the Blue Reef Aquarium. And used my long lens to get a…

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A blackbird

I came across this tame(r) blackbird recently, and the light was rubbish but it was feeding not far in front of me and I got a few ok shots. It did briefly pose still, close and in a more interesting pose, but as I went to press the shutter a sparrowhawk came from nowhere and…

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A Not 100% well Fox

Thought I’d finally broken my 2013 photography duck today (I haven’t taken a decent photo outside this year) when a fox came out a posed in the sun. Sadly as you can see it has a poorly eye and possibly a touch of mange. That said it seemed pretty healthy otherwise, walking (and running when…

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