Archive for April, 2010

Grebes on Northwest Tonight

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

One of the recent projects I have been working on with the BBC is great crested grebes. I took them to one of my local sites the other week where we adorned the waders and used a floating hide to photograph and film these birds. The resulting film will be shown on tonight’s programme between 6:30 and 7pm on BBC 1.

great crested grebe swimming

Official launch of 2020VISION

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010


I visited Edinburgh recently for the official launch of 2020VISION. The event started at Our Dynamic Earth and from there went on to the Royal Botanical Gardens for a presentation by Pete Cairns followed by dinner. There was a great turnout despite the flight problems and it was nice opportunity to catch up with the other photographers and learn more about this fantastic project. The event was hosted by IUCN and was attended by many top conservationalists and policy makers.

Throughout the course of the next 20 months, our team of 20 photographers will carry out 20 assignments which will show the link between healthy ecosystems and healthy people. The 2020VISION website is now live at and I encourage anyone who has not got involved to do so and spread the word!!