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Panama 2022

Panama 2022

We went to Panama in May 2022 on a group trip organised by Naturetrek, with the focus on mammals. We stayed for a week at the Canopy Tower, which is a converted radar tower originally built by the United States military during the Cuban missile crisis to help defend the Panama Canal. We completed the trip with a 4 night stay at Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Anton. The rest of the group left after 2 nights at Canopy Lodge when the official tour ended but we had booked an extension.

Gabon 2022

Gabon 2022

I went with friend Mike Bird on a mammal focused trip organised by Martin Royle of Royle Safaris in July 2022. The main aim was to see Western Lowland Gorillas and Mandrills

Croatia & Slovenia 2016

Croatia & Slovenia 2016

In June 2016 we visited Croatia and Slovenia with a group of friends from the Bedfordshire Natural History Society. The trip was organised by Ecotours Wildlife Holidays.

Singapore 2019

Singapore 2019

On our way to Papua New Guinea in search of Birds of Paradise we stopped off for a few days in Singapore. Whilst there we hired a local bird guide, Kim Seng, for a day of birding. He took us to Bukit Timah nature reserve, Bukit Barok nature park, and Sungei Buloh wetland reserve.

Estonia 2009 – 2016

Estonia 2009 – 2016

Between July 2009 and September 2016 we visited Estonia six times. Our first visit was organised by our friend Ingrid Williams whose parents were Estonian. The five subsequent trips were with Estonian Nature Tours, a company founded and run by Marika Mann.

Sri Lanka 2010

Sri Lanka 2010

In November 2010 we arranged a private, two week wildlife tour in Sri Lanka with the locally based company Birdwing Nature Holidays, which is run by Amila Salgado who accompanied us as our guide.

Madagascar 2007

Madagascar 2007

To celebrate my retirement and hitting the grand old age of sixty in 2007 we went on a Naturetrek trip to Madagascar, a country that had always been on my bucket list.

Zambia 2012

Zambia 2012

In 2012 we decided to spend Christmas in the tropics and went on a Naturetrek trip to the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, staying at Kafunta River Lodge.

Argentina 2013

Argentina 2013

We extended a trip to Brazil with a visit to the amazing Iguazu Falls, crossing to the Argentinian side. We explored Iguazu National Park and visited Uragui Provinvial Park in N.E. Argentina.

Brazil 2013

Brazil 2013

We used an Ecuadorian company, Neblina Forest, to visit Brazil in September 2013, focusing on the Pantanal region but also visiting Caraca National Park in Minas Gerais. Xavier Munoz, one of the owners of the travel company, was our expert guide.

About Me


I have been fascinated with wildlife since I was a small boy and thankfully that fascination is still with me now that I am retired. The travel bug struck when I went to work in Malawi for a couple of years in the late 1970s and my career as a research biologist working on insect pest management provided further opportunities to visit many interesting parts of the world.

My wife and I now indulge in frequent trips to see and photograph wildlife, purely as a hobby, and this website displays some of the more acceptable shots from those trips.