Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Before and after

The vagaries of April...one day it's golden sunshine, a couple of days later you're ankle deep in the white stuff

Monday, April 21, 2008

Contemplating Winter

English, Scottish and Icelandic

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Foolish in April

I'm a sucker for a cheap gimmick.
For anyone that doesn't speak a lick of French, it's a play on 'chateauneuf'
Cat On Egg

If you don't know anything about wine either, then there's nothing I can do for you really... ;)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Crazy eyes

Donkeys always make such easy photography subjects. Odds on they'll wander up to the fenceline, pull a stupid face and the rest is up to you...
One of the problems with photography in England is the extreme narrowness of a lot of the rural roads. While I'm driving around with one eye on the road and the other on potential photo ops, I need a third eye to spot any potential spot where I can pull up. The size of some of the roads here can make driving a very interesting gamble...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Land of Ice and Fire

Blue lagoon - Iceland.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New growing season

First signs of Spring in an English Woodland

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Near the Tour de Hassan, Rabat Morocco

The cat in Rabat

Dr Suess, Arab style

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


For the land where it's a great travesty
To harm a stork's nest in a pear tree,
For storks serve us all...
I am homesick, Lord!...

Cyprian Kamil Norwid

Monday, January 21, 2008

Behind bars - Rabat Zoo

I recently spent three days in Rabat, Morocco to field a proposal to create a tourism/species conservation centre for Barbary lions in the Atlas mountains. The Barbary, or Atlas Lion went extinct in the wild during the early 20th century. Later it was proposed that the Sultan of Morocco's private collection would likely have specimens of this subspecies within it. In the 1970's these lions were transferred to Rabat zoo, and some later came to our park. Without proper breeding management over the decades, none of the remaining captive lions housed in zoos around the world are likely to be 100% Barbary lions on a genetic level. But it's the closest thing we have left.

Unfortunately the Moroccan authorities ultimately decided not to go ahead with the idea.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008