I have given talks to a wide variety of audiences, including Bird Fair, London Freshwater Group, Portsmouth Aquarium, WWT London, the Tetrapod Zoo Conference and local wildlife and photography groups.
Below is a list of the currently available talks, each of which are illustrated with my own photos and videos. Each talk is designed to last about 1 hour but can be shortened or lengthened to suit your needs:
Natural History Talks
Life in Ponds and Pools
A look at the wildlife found in and around or ponds. From the familiar moorhens and dragonflies to the less well known water scorpions and caddisfly larvae. Features my pictures of the rarely photographed freshwater invertebrates.
Wildlife of South Essex
The area of South Essex is where most of my photography takes place, but in the shadow of Suffolk and Norfolk, it is often ignored. In this talk I’ll show some of the highlights and some of the species for which Essex is among the best places in the UK to see.
Wildlife of Britain
Over the last few years I have visited a fair few places to see and photograph the wildlife. From famous ‘honeypot’ sites like the Farne Islands to my local park, this talk will show my best photos of a wide range of wildlife from the many locations I have visited with my camera.
Insects, spiders and other invertebrates are often overlooked, but there is a whole world of fascinating creatures of many shapes and sizes right below our feet. This talk will explore this world that is uncovered using a macro lens and the interesting lives these species have.
Wildlife on Holiday
Kefalonia and Lanzarote are two popular holiday destinations, neither of which are well known for their wildlife, and yet there are many hidden gems. From British species that are more common or approachable, wonderful Mediterranean species that can not be seen here. This talk includes some tips on how to find out what wildlife can be found at your Holiday destination.
NEW: Dragonflies and Damselflies
Dragonflies and Damselflies are among the most interesting and beautiful of the the insects. This talk will look at how they live, breed and hunt, while also look at the species found across the UK.
Along with the Mandarin ducks, grey squirrels and mink, some surprisingly exotic species like porcupines have been found living wild in the UK. This talk will look at these species, how they could have got there and if they are affecting our native species.
I can also cover other topics on UK wildlife or on photography techniques. Contact me if you have a topic you would like covered, or any suggestions.
Wildlife Photography talks
Photographing insects and other invertebrates
These small creatures are often ignored, but can make wonderful photographic subjects. I will show some of my best images of these group of animals and explain how I got them, along with some tips on what techniques I have found best.
For prices and further information please don’t hesitate to Contact me