NEW IMAGES ON NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS – MARCH 2014

March proved to be another productive month at Nature Photographers Ltd with a varied selection of new images being added to the picture library. After attempts to cross the Irish Sea were thwarted by the storms earlier in the year, a trip to Wexford Wildfowl Reserve in Southern Ireland yielded a number of stunning images.…

The Mantis Shrimp – Rissoides desmaresti

The winter storms along the south coast certainly re-profiled many stretches of vulnerable coastline, and the power of the waves, tides and surges stirred up the seabed too. Many marine creatures found themselves dislodged and of particular interest to marine biologists were records of Mantis Shrimp Rissoides desmaresti, washed up on beaches after the gales.…

What an amazing year for gulls

The winter of 2013/2014 will be remembered not only for storms and flooding but also for the variety and numbers of gulls that appeared around the British coasts. For example, during the months of January and February, with a bit of planning it was possible to notch up a dozen species in a day on southern coasts. Many of…

Birds on the south coast at Emsworth, Hampshire

The extensive mudflats and creeks of Chichester Harbour are a haven for waders and wildfowl in the winter months. And sited on the north shore, Emsworth in Hampshire makes an excellent spot for observation. Mute swans, brent geese, teal, curlews and black-tailed godwit are among the regular species seen in good numbers. Many of the…

Spider specialist joins Nature Photographers Image Library

Nature Photographers Ltd is pleased to welcome a new photographer to its growing number of expert contributors. Sussex based ex-teacher Evan Jones has a passion for and particular expertise in the spiders of Britain. As a specialist natural history photographic agency, correct identification is as important as photographic skill; Evan excels in both fields. Below…

Wading Birds on Bermuda

Freshwater is in short supply on Bermuda and indeed residents are obliged by law to install a house-roof system for collecting rainwater. Even the smallest pool is likely to attract birds and yesterday we visited one such spot at the eastern end of the island. The tiny muddy puddle held Short-billed Dowitchers, Pectoral Sandpipers, Least…