Friday Postcard: Misty Morning

Agate BeachAgate Beach, Patrick’s Point State Park, California, USA


Friday Postcard: Serengeti, Tanzania

GiraffeGiraffe in the Serengeti, Tanzania


Friday Postcard: Twin Bridges, Yosemite National Park

YosemiteTwin Bridges, Yosemite National Park, California


Friday Postcard: Tree Climbing Lions

Lion NdutuTree climbing lions in Ndutu, Tanzania


Friday Postcard: Thor’s Hammer, Bryce National Park

Thors HammerThor’s Hammer, Bryce National Park, Utah

Nikon D800, Nikkor 16-35mm Lens at 16mm, 1/500 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 100

Friday Postcard: Barn Owl

Barn OwlBarn Owl, England

Travel Theme: Blossom

Friday Postcard: Rock Hyrax

HyraxRock Hyrax at Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tanzania

Friday Postcard: Dandelions

DandelionsA spring walk in Caistor St Edmunds

Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-120mm Lens at 105mm, 1/640 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 250

The Epic Adventures Photo Competition

The outdoor gear store Blacks have teamed up with the adventure travel company Explore for a new photo competition, Epic Adventures. The winner will receive £2000 to spend on an adventure holiday, from trekking the Inca Trail to polar voyages in one of the last true wilderness areas. The four runners up will receive £150 to spend in Blacks to prepare them for future adventures.  To enter all you need to do is submit photos that sum up each of the four categories – wild, fast, panoramic and epic.  Here are my entries….


It’s hard to find a more wild location than Arizona’s Wildcat Trail, located in the home of America’s Wild West.  The walk trails through the desert landscape and crosses the sandy plans to one of Monument Valley’s most famous landforms West Mitten Butte. With only a sketchy map and the odd occasional small pile of stones marking the way, you are filled with a real sense of scale and vastness as you pass the looming sandstone giants.  This walk is best attempted in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat of the day, also don’t forget to keep an eye out for signs of the elusive wild cat.

WildcatWildcat Trail, Arizona, United States


Travel Theme: Close up to British Birds

Friday Postcard: Monument Valley, Arizona

MonumentThe perfect spot to watch the sunset.  Monument Valley, Arizona.


Travel Theme: Glow

Friday Postcard: Grand Canyon

grand canyon NPView of the Grand Canyon from Moran Point, Arizona


Travel Theme: Round

circlesTanzanian Fabric


Friday Postcard: Happy Easter Weekend from sunny Norfolk!

TitchwellTitchwell, Norfolk

Nikon D800, Nikkor 16-35mm Lens at 16mm, 1/640 sec @ f/10.0, ISO 140

Tanzania: The Introduction

TanzaniaEven before we left Zambia in May 2013 we knew we had to come back to get our next fix and a few days after returning we were already in the process of making it happen. (more…)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

3333m tall Shiva statue in Mauritius towering above the Grand Bassin sacred lake.  During late February and early march more than 400,000 people make the pilgrimage to Ganga Talao to make sacrifices to their gods.

Further photos from my trip to Mauritius can be found here.

Inspired by The Daily Post’s photo challenge.

Friday Postcard: Sunset over the beautiful Wiltshire Countryside

WiltshireBarbury Castle Country Park, Wiltshire, England (more…)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

ThresholdThreshold to a new adventure: View towards Monument Valley, Highway 163, Utah, USA

Nikon D800, Nikkor 16-35mm Lens at 23mm, 1/200 sec @ f/10, ISO 100

Travel Theme: Misty Morning Walk in Warwick

Misty 4Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm Lens at 14mm, 1/1250 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 200

The 5 mile waterside walk around Warwick was an enjoyable way to spend a misty Sunday morning strolling along the Grand Union Canal.  (more…)

Friday Postcard: Iconic London

Travel Theme: Boulder City’s Statue Trail

FrogStatue: The Kiss by Kim Kori

When I read Ailsa had chosen statues as this weeks Travel Theme it reminded me of Boulder City’s annual public art scrape.

The public outdoor exhibition in the picturesque Nevada town displays sculptures owned by individual artists that are loaned to Boulder City to be enjoyed by its residents, whilst for visitors it creates the perfect trail to discover and explore the historic old town.


Friday Postcard: Maasai Wanderings

Travel Theme: Pink – What happens next…?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Reflection 1The tradition fishing village of Tarbert situated on Loch Fyne

Inspired by this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge Reflections I have posted some photos from my road trip in the region of Argyll in western Scotland.  Argyll’s scenery is stunning especially in Autumn, with tree covered hills and mountains leading to huge lochs that sustain small fishing villages.


Friday Postcard: The Historic Pulteney Bridge, Bath

BathA view across the River Avon to Pulteney Bridge, one of only a handful of historic bridges in the world with shops built into it.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

InsideBlickling Hall, Norfolk, England

Travel Theme: Garden

PoppiesGressinghall Farm, Norfolk, England


Friday Postcard: Ngorongoro Crater

The less gentle side to zebras: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania