About Chris

I have been photographing wildlife for over thirty years. After working as a laboratory technician for several universities and medical units I took a degree in zoology as a mature student, graduating with an honours degree in 1989. By this time I had already written several books about reptiles and amphibians and taught myself to photograph wildlife. Backpacking trips to South-east Asia and South America, and several summers spent in southern California and neighbouring Baja California, convinced me that working in a freelance capacity was the best way to pursue my three main interests: nature photography, writing and travel.

Since then I have travelled widely, both independently and as a leader for wildlife and photography tour groups. After living in Sheffield for over thirty years, I have re-located to a small village in the beautiful Wye Valley, in Monmouthshire, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) where I will continue to give talks and hold workshops, and provide one-to-one or one-to-two tuition, by arrangement. I will also be leading photo tours overseas two or three times a year.  Please look at the “Events” page for more details.

Web-footed geckos, Namib Desert

Web-footed geckos, Namib Desert

Awards
In 1996 I won an important award in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, with a photograph of web-footed geckos in the Namib Desert, and subsequently qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society with twenty photographs of reptiles and amphibians.