The Komodo Queen

This is a portrait of a Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard species in the world. Isn’t she pretty? What did this image teach me? I learned several things: That a Komodo Dragon’s bite contains poison, ...

The Spread Eagle

If you visit Stourhead National Trust house and gardens, you may find yourself having a bit to eat at The Spread Eagle Inn. What did these images teach me? The first known usage of the ...

Big Red Car

How often do you see a large, red, toy car attached to a side of a building? It’s a new one on me, for sure. What did this image teach me? This composition is all ...

Crocus Close

Found in the garden, poking up to show that Spring is just around the corner. What did this image teach me? This photo was taken on one of my favourite old cameras, a Canon EOS ...

Dried Flower

Even when dry and seemingly “dead” this flower is beautiful, set against the peaceful waters of the lake at Stourhead. What did this image teach me? That flowers make for interesting photography subjects, even “out ...

A Shock of Red Feathers

This is the unmistakable head of a Red-Crowned Crane (also known as the Japanese Crane), it is one of the rarest cranes in the world. What did this image teach me? Cranes feature in quite ...

A Gathering of Pink

Most of the Chilean Flamingos were fast asleep when I took this photograph, apart from this one particular bird. What did this image teach me? In researching the Chilean Flamingo I discovered not 1 but ...

Blue Coot | Green Coot

This is the same bird, on the same pool of water, taken a few moments apart. The only real difference was my position. What did these images teach me? In photography, where you stand is ...

Darwin & The Monkey

You can find both of these statues in the Natural History Museum, London. One is immediately obvious when you walk in (Darwin looks down on you from the top of the stairs), the other is ...