wildlife photography

iridescent beetle on leaf

Sphingnotus mirabilis

Identifiable by its white stripes and iridescent green colouring, Sphingnotus mirabilis is a species of beetle belonging to the family Cerambycidae.

Antarctic fur seal

Antarctic fur seal, Deception Island

Antarctic fur seal photographed on Deception Island in the South Shetland Island group. Hunted almost to extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries, the species recovered to the point where it is now a common sight in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic.

spy hopping

Spy hopping

A humpback whale puts its head above water to check out its surroundings.

Gentoo chick calling for its parent, Weddell Island, Falkland Islands

Gentoo Penguins, Weddell Island

Gentoos are quite a successful species. Whereas the range for some penguin species has shrunk in recent years, the range for Gentoos has actually extended with them displacing other species in some locations.

A Gentoo Penguin chick sits at the edge of a colony.

Chick on the edge.

when photographing a penguin colony, it’s worth looking around the edges of the group to try and isolate an individual.