Nature Diary
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Pictures of the month
For more places to photograph please visit the Destinations section where you will find details on a growing list of places – including information on the best time to visit, how to get there as well as shooting tips and equipment recommendations.

Boulders Penguin Colony
Simonstown Near Cape Town, Overlooking False Bay South Africa Peter Madeley more
Wycoller Country Park
Peter Madeley takes us to Bronte country and to this picturesque village of Wycoller. more
A Day Out in York
Peter Madeley takes for a day trip to one of the UK’s historic cities and he finds much to photograph. more
Warton Crag Nature Reserve
Peter Madeley takes us to another of his ‘local’ haunts in the north west of England. more
Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve
Peter Madeley takes on a trip to his home region of North Lancashire to this less well known nature reserve and shows us all that it has to offer. more
Steve and Ann Toon, provides details on how to get to this exciting wildlife and landscape destination and what to photograph once you get there. more
Heysham Nature Reserve
Peter Madeley takes us on a visit to this small reserve run by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust more
The Beauty of Bali
After the shocking events of last year Bali may have lost some of its allure for travel photographers, but Jon Bower reminds us just how beautiful this place is. more
The Cape
Africa is irresistible, for those lucky enough to have been there most if not all would love to go back, for those that have not yet been it is a dream destination. There is so much to Africa, however, that it has something for everyone. Steve and Ann Toon cover another option in this months overseas destination. more
Studley Deer Park
Ian Bamber visits one his regular haunts which offers the chance to photograph squirrels, pheasants and water fowl as well as the three species of deer that can be found here. more
Sydney and Surrounds
Steve and Ann Toon cover this fantastic city – few capitals can rival Sydney’s setting and being a small city it is also within striking distance of some beautiful natural locations as well. It’s a long way to travel for many, but for those that make the journey they will be amply rewarded. more
Fountains Abbey
Peter Madeley more
Gorillas In Our Midst
Unfortunately not all wildlife photography can be done in the wild – Steve and Ann Toon introduce a great location for captive gorilla photography. more
Destination Jersey
Last month Steve Lewis introduced us to Sark, one of the least known of the Channel Islands, this month Peter Madeley takes us around Jersey – perhaps the busiest of the islands. more
Steve Lewis visits Sark, the smallest of the main Channel Islands. Its coastline is amongst the most picturesque in the U.K., small coves and beaches are squeezed between the sea and the towering cliffs, which are dotted with dark caves, sea arches and stacks. more
Outback, Down Under, Wide Angle
Steve and Ann Toon find the answer to the question whether Australia’s wilderness outback has anything to offer the enthusiastic photographer? more
Norwich Cathedral
As autumn and winter approaches it is sometimes difficult to find good subjects for photography – but there is nothing better at these times than going to old cities and towns and finding features or buildings to photograph. Jeremy Webb introduces Norwich Cathedral as a great example of this type of photo project. more
Namibia – ‘Planet Photography’
Steve and Ann Toon describe Namibia as nirvana for wildlife or outdoor photographers – ‘surreal, bizarre and beautiful…but above all photogenic’. more
The Northumbrian Coast
Steve Lewis visits Northumberland – England’s most northerly county with its stunning coast – a mecca for landscape photographers with its castles. Abbeys and beautiful coastline. more
Beijing- a concise guide for photographers.
Jon Bowers is a well travelled businessman who always carries his camera and here he introduces us to the delights of Beijing – ‘the spiritual heart of China’. more
Steve Lewis shows us a less well known area in Snowdonia, away from the grandeur of the peaks but no less attractive because of that. more
Wacky San Francisco- a Photographer’s View
Jon Bowers describes San Francisco as a city with ‘real character’ and he shares some of his insight into this fascinating photographic destination. more
Stephen Lewis takes us on a trip to the west coast of Anglesey – a place of small coves and beaches and some of the oldest rocks in the world. more
Giants Castle
Three days in a hide with a rotting horse carcass for company might not be everyone's cup of tea. Yet for Steve and Ann Toon it was the realisation of a long held ambition - to photograph lammergeyers from the permanent hide at Giant's Castle nature reserve high in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains. more
Namaqualand – Springtime in the Garden of the Gods
Steve and Ann Toon turn from big African mammals to flowers on their visits to Namaqualand, a sunbaked area which in the springtime is a carpet of 'vivid, blowsy, spectacular flowers - 3,500 different varieties of them. more
Llynnau Cregennen
Steve Lewis introduces us to one of his favourite haunts, a small area tucked away down a single track road. You usually have to travel much further for timeless upland landscapes in the UK – basically going north. Llynnau Cregennen is a little known area in the Snowdia National Park. more
The English School of Falconry & Birds of Prey Centre
Usually taking photographs of aircraft at Shuttleworth, Dave Stewart describes here his day out taking photographs of the natural flying machines. more
Leighton Moss RSPB
Peter Madeley shares the delights of one of his regular haunts – great for birds, but good for a number of other nature subjects. more
Goa – Another World
Ian Bamber describes his recent trip to Goa and suggests that the best time to visit this dazzling destination is September to April to avoid the monsoon season – so for a great travel photography destination ‘get planning’. more
Eilean Donan Castle
Michael Sayle outlines the opportunities to photograph one of the most photogenic castles in Scotland as well as some other subjects in the surrounding area. more
Pride of Zululand Game Reserves
Steve and Ann Toon return us to South Africa for another look at the fantastic photographic opportunities that abound. more
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Steve Lewis takes us to Northern Scotland to the lochs, mountains and beaches of the highlands. more
Bird Photography in Kakadu and The Kimberley
Steve and Ann Toon take us to the delights of the ‘top end of Australia to the birding delights of Kakadu National Park. more
Oxford: Photographing the Dreaming Spires.
Jon Bower shows us the benefits of photographing locally – where you know the best shots, the best angles and can get their in the best light. more
Kangaroo Island - The Australian Hop-Over
Llyn Ogwen and Nant Ffrancon
This month’s UK destination is North Wales as Steve Lewis takes us to one of the special areas in the UK – where there is still a sense of wilderness. more
Hong Kong: A Photographer’s Eye View
Jon Bower takes us on back to his old stomping ground of Hong Kong to what he describes as ‘the quintessential place for urban photography’. more
Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Peter Madeley outlines the multitude of bird photography opportunities at this Wildlife and wetland Trust reserve in the northwest. more
Steve and Ann Toon outline a trip to Kaziranga which they describe as a ‘hidden gem in India’s treasury of national parks ….possibly one of the most beautiful reserves on the subcontinent.’ more
Farne Islands - Northumberland
Peter Madeley takes us what is for him a regular trip to this mecca for bird photographers. more
Dee Estuary
Steve Lewis takes us on a trip to the Dee Estuary a great location when winter sets in on in-land landscapes. more
Kruger National Park – Big Five Country
In our first overseas destinations article Steve and Ann Toon explain how to put together a DIY safari to Kruger National park in South Africa. more
Donna Nook
A day trip to the enticingly named Donna Nook can be chilly as the wind whistles off the North Sea, but it can also provide great opportunities to photograph seals. more
Bradgate Park – Red deer in the rut
What distinguishes Bradgate Park from many other ‘close-to-city’ parkland areas are the deer – both fallow deer and red deer – which are relatively easy to photograph. The best time of the year to go is in autumn during the red deer rutting season. more
Ynys Llanddwyn
Steve Lewis explores the southwest corner of Anglesey, which he describes as ideal for landscape photography, with its historic buildings and unusual geography. more
Otter Sanctuary – Peak District
There are very few otters in the wild, and although they are making something of a come back in the UK, the best place to photograph them in the wild is still in Scotland. If you cannot afford the time to go that far to look for these elusive characters, then the only option is an otter sanctuary. more
Ramshaw Rocks and the Roaches
It was a bright sunny day with large white clouds in a blue sky - perfect for a spot of landscape photography. The Peak district was my destination, particularly the rocky outcrops of the Roaches and Ramshaw rocks. more
The Puffins of May
Looking for the classic shot of Puffins – the one with a whole bunch of sand eels in its bill, then go to the Isle of May in early summer for puffin and a smorgasbord of sea birds. more