My first career - a long time ago now - was as an environmental campaigner. I then worked for many years as a researcher and consultant on agricultural and rural development in less developed countries of Asia (particularly India and Indonesia) and Africa. Now my main focus is on wildlife and photography. My principal local patch for both birdwatching and wildlife photography is Beddington Farmlands, an important wetland site in south London. I'm on the Executive Committee of the RSPB's Central London Local Group.
I'm actively involved in my local photographic society, Bromley Camera Club. I'm also a member of the Royal Photographic Society and its Nature Group. Most of my cameras and lenses are Canon. For wildlife photography I use a Canon 7D Mark II: for birds and mammals my usual lens is a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6; and for close-up photography I mainly use a Sigma 150mm f2.8. I also have a Canon 400mm f5.6 lens, particularly for photographing birds in flight. For landscape photography my main equipment is a Canon 6D with a Canon 24-105mm f4 lens.
I occasionally do photographic presentations in the London area on wildlife-related subjects, including ones on 'The Wildlife of South Asia' and 'The Wildlife of Ethiopia'. I'm also available to provide training in photography, particularly wildlife photography.