as the weather shows no signs of letting off, i’ve been doing some digging through my achieves this afternoon looking for some spring-time images and i came across this grass snake photo i took some years ago. what i love most about staffordshire is how diverse the wildlife is and also how accessible it is for me to photograph. within a 15 minute drive i can be out searching for these gorgeous reptiles and they can be seen in good numbers, they’re also in a an urban environment so to see them where they are is rather cool. this particular grass snake was the biggest i’ve seen, i’d say 1m long if not bigger! at the moment i am counting down the days until spring, until i can get out herping, photographing tawny owl chicks and grasshopper warbler, but first i’ll be heading down under for a little while to find some amazing reptiles in the middle of the outback!
nikon d7200 + nikon 105mm f2.8 vr macro, f14, iso 200, 1/250 + nikon sb-600
An unexpected sighting at stanley park today! a pair of raccoons pawing the rocks by a stream for small invertebrates gave the ducks a bit of a scare. but with a face like this, how could you be scared! so cute!
‘an eye for detail ‘
do you know there are around 260 species of these diverse tiny creatures called jumping spiders. they have the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting and navigation.
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Ngamba island sanctuary for over the past 2 decades have been a center for rehabilitation of chimpanzees and they have reintroduced a big number to their natural habitats
location - ngamba island chimp sanctuary
credit - @ngambaisland
Treading into the unknown has never been easy; stay strong and the ripples will settle.
as i waited for this dream frame, i realised that this majestic creation was grace personified even while crossing into the water body. minimum ripples but maximum awe for us behind our lenses.
Soiler alert 🚨 : it has a happy ending‼️ #bearcub life is rough when the mother goes into hibernation mode she needs to get far away from all males because they will k**l cubs if they find them in their den. but when the snow hits the mountain it gets tricky for the mother to get down.