A walk in Brockenhurst

Recently my friends Jim and Lai married in a lovely ceremony near the village of Brockenhurst in the New Forest. On their wedding website they said that they fell in love with the area and the wild horses that can be found on the moors after visiting previously. The morning following the ceremony I had […]

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The Tale of the Whale.

Herman Melville’s Captain Ahab had legendarily obsession to seek out the white whale Moby-Dick. I’ve had a similar obsession to seek out a whale. Any whale. Whereas Ahab’s obsession was driven by revenge, mine was driven by something much more mundane. Killer, Minke, Humpback, Sperm, Blue… I didn’t mind which I just wanted to find […]

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Iceland Update: I lived.

That was a hell of a day. Per my previous update, the weather was not with us today which made for interesting times and ruined photographs. In short; freezing temperatures, sustained 35mph winds gusting significantly higher and rain, Lots and lots of rain. When your guide is holding a photograph of a massive volcano, pointing […]

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Dinner Time

I’ve accumulated tons of little 2 second video clips like that this that aren’t long enough to edit into a video but perfect for animated gifs. Not sure why it’s taken me so long to realise that this is the best way to share them

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Egyptian Vulture

I never did manage to get a better shot of the eagle that was flying around Hyderabad and it wasn’t for want of trying. I’d spot it but it would be miles away, or if it did come close it was either coming past so close that there was no time to react, or more […]

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I knew it!

The last time that I was in Hyderabad I was sure that I’d seen a large bird of prey circling overhead one morning as I walked back from work.  I mentioned it in the office and asked what kind of birds can be spotted around here. They looked at me like I had three heads.  […]

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