Grayling butterfly

When in the New Forest I saw more graylings than I ever have before, especially at Hatchet Moor, with another couple near Crockford stream. They didn’t want to pose, but I managed a few shots: Related posts: Latice brown and cleopatra butterfly, swallowtail caterpillar tiger beetle and house martin on Mounda beach, Kefalonia Crockford Bridge:…

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Emperor dragonfly egg laying

More recent photos from Wat Tyler Country Park. This time a female emperor dragonfly which was laying its eggs on some fallen reeds. This angle, although a bit top down, shows the tip of the abdomen in action below the surface. And I tried an in the environment shot too. Related posts: Egg laying emperor…

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Rabbit stretching

Having realised how rubbish my wildlife stalking technique was on a trip to Scotland, when an opportunity has presented itself to practise, I’ve had a go. A couple of weeks ago I came across one of the (usually a bit wary) rabbits in Wat Tyler, in an area less likely for dogs to appear so…

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Gull eats seal pup eye

I should probably start this post by warning that there are GRAPHIC images of nature in the raw (please forgive the cliché). It features a gull doing what it does best (scavenging) and what it needs to survive. If you of one of those people that don’t ‘do’ nature, probably best to skip this post!…

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