Just a couple of photos of this small scavenger water beetle, Hydrobius fuscipes, taken in the photographic aquarium.
Here are some more badger photos from my trip to Pitsea landfill tip, which was made famous by BBC Springwatch this year with it’s tame foxes (more on them later) and badger hide maintained by Phil Shaw (You can see his excellent photos on his website Nature photo pro.com).
A few months back I pond (well lake) dipped at a private nature reserve trying to get some dragonfly nymphs. I failed to find any, but did find some excellent saucer bugs, something I had only seen twice before. They are true bugs (Heteroptera), which also includes the water boatmen, pond skaters and water scorpions,…Details
Ive been catching up on some editing, especially on my pond photos. I got my best shots of a soldierfly larva, possibly Stratiomys sp. Not the prettiest of animals! Also in the same batch were these of the brackish water prawns.Details
A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to visit a fantastic site for photographing wild badgers. The chap who invited me and set up his camera gear for me to use was Phil Shaw and you can see his excellent photos on his website Nature photo pro.com. The set up we used involved…Details
This evening I went for a quick walk around Wat Tyler CP and thought I’d check a wasp spider hotspot. Sure enough there were 3 webs with spider present. Only one was in a reasonable position for photography. They were eating the grasshoppers, like this lesser marsh grasshopper. And this meadow grasshopper. I got some…Details
Well I’ve finally done it, I’ve gone and made my new website, something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while now. I’ve gone with wordpress for the whole website to start with and I still need to tweek a few things, add a photo here and a description there. The gallery is a temporary…Details