About

IMG_1556Welcome to my website.

I am an enthusiastic amateur wildlife photographer, who  enjoys photographing a range of animals snd insects from enormous whales to the smallest of creatures such as butterflies and dragonflies.

Except for the category ‘in captivity’, I take my subjects in their natural environment with an emphasis, where possible, on capturing animal behaviour.

I have received commendations from the Bird Photographer of the Year competition, and my images have been published in

  • RSPB Love Nature calendar,
  • BBC Wildlife magazine
  • BBC Wildlife Calendar,
  • RSPB magazine
  • Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’ (young reader’s edition) adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.

My images have also been used by the artists listed to the right of this page.

On my site, you will find wildlife from my own garden and from some amazing places, including the Arctic regions and Antarctica, the USA and Canada, Central and South America, Australia, Europe, Africa, South-east Asia and the Indian sub-continent.

Click on the thumbnail to see the larger image, some comment about it and a slideshow.  Click again to enlarge the picture.

The copyright to all of these images is mine.  If you would like to use any image, please feel free to contact me at raybrownuk@yahoo.co.uk  and I will send a high resolution file.  I normally accept a donation for the use of my images.   All income from my photography goes to ‘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 via 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:

  • Florida – wildlife Heaven – one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal to wildlife, visiting Sanibel Island’s beaches and reserves, Sarasota’s Celery Fields and the Myakka River State Park.  See America’s giant alligators in action, the magnificent osprey and bald eagle, the beautiful painted bunting and much more.
  • Desert and Delta (Namibia and Botswana) – wild dogs, leopards, huge birds of prey, butterflies and the beetles of Namibia’s desert with an amazing technique for collecting drinking water.
  • Pole Dancing a hop and a skip from Norway to Svalbard to Greenland  – Aurora borealis, icebergs, polar bears, arctic foxes, whales and walruses, as well as a host of other wildlife from the top of the world.
  • Canada and Alaska -grizzly and black bears, seals and sea-lions, bald eagles – and the calving Hubbard glacier!
  • Cortez to California – from the biggest animal that ever lived, the massive blue whale, grey (friendly) whales, flying mobula rays and breaching humpbacks of the Sea of Cortez and Baja’s peninsula, to the tiny hummingbirds of California.  An amazing mix of intriguing wildlife.
  • A Sri Lanka sojourn – a trip through some of Sri Lanka’s best national parks and countryside in search of the incredible birds and animals of this part of the Indian sub-continent.
  • Yorkshire Mixture – a selection of images from the sea-birds of Bempton Cliffs to the squirrels of Snaizeholme, and, of course, the birds and animals from my own back garden.  A lesson in why you don’t, necessarily, have to travel overseas to get some great wildlife.
  • Taking Nature – a selection of some of my favourite images of animals, birds, reptiles and insects – hummingbirds, kingfishers, owls and ospreys, portraits and action – and there’s a story with each one.
  • Penguins and Pinnipeds, an expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands with its penguins, albatrosses and a little of Shackleton’s amazing story, ‘SOUTH’.
  • Land of the Tiger, an introduction to the wildlife of four of Central India’s best reserves including, of course, the Royal Bengal tigers.

My remaining speaking engagements for 2022 are shown below:

18 May 2022, Huddersfield RSPB – ‘Florida – Wildlife Heaven’

25 July 2022, Aspire at Moldgreen – ‘Land of the tiger’

26 July 2022, Aspire at the Chestnut centre – ‘Desert and Delta’

31 October 2022 Craven luncheon group, Keighley – ‘Yorkshire Mixture’

2 November 2022, Shepley bird and wildlife – tba

11 April 2023, Kirkheaton community centre – ‘Florida – Wildlife heaven’

7 November 2023, Flockton WI – tba

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,

Ray Brown

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