Welcome to my website.
I’ve been taking photographs of wildlife for around 12 years and my only regret is that I didn’t start earlier. My wife and I took a trip to the Galapagos Islands in 2009 with my trusty second-hand Minolta and medium telephoto lens and I was hooked. We now spend most of our holidays on new and interesting nature trips or combining ‘normal’ holidays with any opportunity to add to our wildlife experiences. I’ll photograph just about anything in the natural world and I’m just as fascinated by leaf-cutter ants as I am by elephants and polar bears.
Have a look around my site and pop something in the ‘search’ box if you are interested in something special. Click to enter a slide show from any of the thumbnails and click again to enlarge the image.
I write a nature blog every few weeks which is published on the ‘Ray’s blog’ page of my site, on our ‘Yetton Together’ village website, ’Kirkheaton Matters’ facebook page, and in the Kirkheaton parish magazine.
If you would like to purchase any image, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send a high-resolution file. I normally accept a donation for the use of my images to support Zarach (www.zarach.org), a leeds based charity whose strapline is ‘Eat, sleep, learn’ and who provide beds and other essentials for children in poverty.
You can check out Zarach by using the link to the right of this page.
I live in Huddersﬁeld, West Yorkshire and conduct photographic presentations to a wide variety of groups, both private and public, in return for a charitable donation. My current subjects are:
My remaining speaking engagements for 2022/23 are shown below:
7 September 2022, Aspire at Xland Moor – ‘Pole dancing’
7 October 2022, Aspire at Birkby Croft – ‘Land of the tiger’
13 October 2022, Aspire at St John’s, Birkby, ‘Florida, wildlife Heaven’
13 October 2022, Aspire at Berry Brow, ‘Taking nature’
31 October 2022 Craven luncheon group, Keighley – ‘Yorkshire Mixture’
1 November 2022 Whitley seniors – ‘Taking nature’
2 November 2022, Shepley bird and wildlife – tba
10 November 2022, Lindley supper club, Lindley Methodist church – ‘Cortez to California’
11 April 2023, Kirkheaton community centre – ‘Florida – Wildlife heaven’
25 May 2023, Thornhill PROBUS – ‘Taking nature’
7 November 2023, Flockton WI – ‘Cortez to California’
Feel free to email me if you would like further information about the talks, venues, availability or organisations listed above. And have a look at my blog for a few random thoughts about the natural world.
I hope you enjoy your visit,