Natural World Photography

Welcome to Natural World Photography, dedicated to creative images of landscapes, wildlife and the beauty of the night sky.

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07/07/2021

"Landing gear down". Gannet approaching Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire on Saturday.

"Landing gear down". Gannet approaching Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire on Saturday.

07/07/2021

"Breaking the Calm". Herring gull landing on the Firth of Forth during my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour last week.

"Breaking the Calm". Herring gull landing on the Firth of Forth during my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour last week.

07/07/2021

High key gannet last week on my Seabirds and Castles Tour.

High key gannet last week on my Seabirds and Castles Tour.

03/07/2021

Something slightly abstract. A rusty beach outfall pipe disappears into sea rendered smooth by a 30-second exposure on Day 6 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

Something slightly abstract. A rusty beach outfall pipe disappears into sea rendered smooth by a 30-second exposure on Day 6 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

01/07/2021

Sunset over Bamburgh Castle on Day 5 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

Sunset over Bamburgh Castle on Day 5 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

01/07/2021

Lindisfarne Priory on Day 5 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

Lindisfarne Priory on Day 5 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

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More gannet action in the Firth of Forth on Day 2 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

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A morning spent amongst 150,000 nesting gannets (Sula bassana) on Bass Rock was the highlight of Day 4 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour. An unsurpassed British wildlife spectacle; unforgettable sight, sound and smell.

29/06/2021

Low Newton Beach at 5.50am this morning, Day 3 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

Low Newton Beach at 5.50am this morning, Day 3 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

29/06/2021

Diving gannets in the Firth of Forth on Day 2 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

Diving gannets in the Firth of Forth on Day 2 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

29/06/2021

Bamburgh Castle in evening light as a falling tide reveals the rocky foreshore on Day 1 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

Bamburgh Castle in evening light as a falling tide reveals the rocky foreshore on Day 1 of my Seabirds and Castles Photography Tour.

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Travel overseas is restricted at present but we have some wonderful wildlife in the British Isles. Why not join me to photograph mountain hares, ptarmigan, black grouse lekking, red squirrels, pine martens and many other species on my Cairngorms Birds and Mammals Tour from 2 to 7 April 2022? As winter gives way to spring, the Caledonian pine forest and arctic-alpine habitat of Britain's highest mountain plateau is a fascinating place to explore. See www.naturalworldphotography.net/section844944.html or message me for details.

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Travel overseas is restricted at present but we have some wonderful wildlife in the British Isles. Why not join me to photograph sea eagles, otters, puffins, black guillemots and many other seabirds, together with the extraordinary landscape of Staffa, on my Mull's Otters and Eagles Tour from 18 to 23 April 2022. Message me for details or follow the link in my comments below.

19/06/2021

Last Sunday evening during my Bustards, Butterflies and Barn Owls tour we saw a rustle in a corn field, then this beautiful hare stepped out into the sunshine.

Last Sunday evening during my Bustards, Butterflies and Barn Owls tour we saw a rustle in a corn field, then this beautiful hare stepped out into the sunshine.

16/06/2021

Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) in Wiltshire on the final day of my Bustards, Butterflies and Barn Owls wildlife photography tour. This is one of hundreds of both banded and beautiful demoiselles found along a small river; a stunning sight as sunshine catches their iridescent colours.

Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) in Wiltshire on the final day of my Bustards, Butterflies and Barn Owls wildlife photography tour. This is one of hundreds of both banded and beautiful demoiselles found along a small river; a stunning sight as sunshine catches their iridescent colours.

10/06/2021

This morning's partial solar eclipse, as viewed from the Cotswold Water Park in north Wiltshire. The image on the left was captured with the sun visible through thin cloud. The other two were taken during brief breaks in cloud using a Seymour solar filter.

This morning's partial solar eclipse, as viewed from the Cotswold Water Park in north Wiltshire. The image on the left was captured with the sun visible through thin cloud. The other two were taken during brief breaks in cloud using a Seymour solar filter.

09/06/2021

BRITAIN'S BEST LANDSCAPES AND HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THEM
Travelling around Britain this year? This new book by Robert Harvey will take you to 100 outstanding locations for landscape photography. From the southern tip of Cornwall to the northernmost Shetland island, taking in all 15 National Parks, stunning coastlines and the most spectacular historic sites, they encompass the magnificent variety of Britain’s rural landscapes.
• Comprehensive guide to accomplished landscape photography.
• Learn the techniques and perception required to take your images to the next level.
• Everything from equipment, composition and light to making the most of seasons and the weather.
• Photographing lakes, waterfalls, the coast, tides, waves and storms.
• Inspiration to help you plan ahead and think creatively, make the most of opportunities and develop your photographic style.
• Make your pictures more compelling, capture a moment or tell a story.
Preview and order at www.naturalworldphotography.net/section879056.html

BRITAIN'S BEST LANDSCAPES AND HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THEM
Travelling around Britain this year? This new book by Robert Harvey will take you to 100 outstanding locations for landscape photography. From the southern tip of Cornwall to the northernmost Shetland island, taking in all 15 National Parks, stunning coastlines and the most spectacular historic sites, they encompass the magnificent variety of Britain’s rural landscapes.
• Comprehensive guide to accomplished landscape photography.
• Learn the techniques and perception required to take your images to the next level.
• Everything from equipment, composition and light to making the most of seasons and the weather.
• Photographing lakes, waterfalls, the coast, tides, waves and storms.
• Inspiration to help you plan ahead and think creatively, make the most of opportunities and develop your photographic style.
• Make your pictures more compelling, capture a moment or tell a story.
Preview and order at www.naturalworldphotography.net/section879056.html

03/06/2021

The first copy of "Britain's Best Landscapes and How to Photograph Them" delivered by courier from the printers this morning. And (if I do say so myself) the quality of the book is fantastic. My bulk delivery of 750 copies arrives next week (RRP £29.95). Pre-publication orders at a special price of £24 including postage close tomorrow and orders will be sent out next week.

The first copy of "Britain's Best Landscapes and How to Photograph Them" delivered by courier from the printers this morning. And (if I do say so myself) the quality of the book is fantastic. My bulk delivery of 750 copies arrives next week (RRP £29.95). Pre-publication orders at a special price of £24 including postage close tomorrow and orders will be sent out next week.

29/05/2021

Thank you to the 115 people who have pre-ordered a copy of my new book "Britain's Best Landscapes and How to Photograph Them" in the last four weeks. Your copies will be despatched by post in the second week of June. The opportunity to pre-order at a special price of £24 (including postage) will remain open for one more week and closes at the end of Friday 4 June. To see a preview and order the book follow the link in the comments. (Recommended Retail Price from 5 June is £29.99 and the book will not be available from discount online sellers.) With 264 pages, all the information you need to take great landscape photographs and comprehensive details of 100 outstanding locations across the whole of Britain, this could be exactly what you need to inspire your travels this year.

Thank you to the 115 people who have pre-ordered a copy of my new book "Britain's Best Landscapes and How to Photograph Them" in the last four weeks. Your copies will be despatched by post in the second week of June. The opportunity to pre-order at a special price of £24 (including postage) will remain open for one more week and closes at the end of Friday 4 June. To see a preview and order the book follow the link in the comments. (Recommended Retail Price from 5 June is £29.99 and the book will not be available from discount online sellers.) With 264 pages, all the information you need to take great landscape photographs and comprehensive details of 100 outstanding locations across the whole of Britain, this could be exactly what you need to inspire your travels this year.

Photos from Natural World Photography's post 24/05/2021

If you like to photograph events in the sky above, you may be interested in two upcoming eclipses. During its current cycle, the Moon will cross the Ecliptic (the path of the Sun in the sky) at Full Moon and again at New Moon, giving us a total lunar eclipse and an annular solar eclipse. As always, you have to be in the right place on Earth to see them.

The total lunar eclipse is on 26 May (this Wednesday) between 10.45am and 1.52pm (BST). That means the Moon will be below the horizon as seen from the British Isles and no part of the eclipse will be visible. If you happen to be somewhere around the Pacific Rim, however, you will be able to see the whole event.

The annular solar eclipse on Thursday 10 June can be seen in its entirety from Arctic Canada, Greenland and Russia, where the Sun will appear as a ring of fire around the Moon. A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Britain, ranging from 50% of the Sun covered viewed from Northern Scotland to 30% covered as seen from in southern England. The eclipse begins around 10.08am BST and ends around 12.30pm BST.

To view it you need special solar glasses and to photograph it you need a proper solar filter for your camera. Do not attempt to view or photograph the eclipse without the correct filter; you could wreck your camera sensor and more importantly your eyes. If you are planning to view and photograph the partial solar eclipse and don't already have a suitable filter, now would be the time to order one. I recommend a Seymour solar filter from Rother Valley Optics.

Why not post your results in my Facebook Group Inspirational Outdoor Photography? Wishing you clear skies and safe viewing.

10/05/2021

Bluebells and ramsons in Gopher Wood yesterday morning during a photography tour of the Marlborough Downs and Vale of Pewsey for a group from a Midlands camera club. A magical place.

Bluebells and ramsons in Gopher Wood yesterday morning during a photography tour of the Marlborough Downs and Vale of Pewsey for a group from a Midlands camera club. A magical place.

06/05/2021

Cherhill Down in Wiltshire, photographed this afternoon during my Landscape Fundamentals Course at Lacock Photography. There are still places available for my Landscape Masterclass on 2 and 3 June.

Cherhill Down in Wiltshire, photographed this afternoon during my Landscape Fundamentals Course at Lacock Photography. There are still places available for my Landscape Masterclass on 2 and 3 June.

01/05/2021

Most of us are eagerly looking forward to getting out and about around Britain during the rest of this year. My new book could be just what you need to find the perfect locations ... and to raise your game photographically.

"Britain's Best Landscapes and How to Photograph Them" explains the fundamentals of accomplished landscape photography, along with the techniques and perception required to take your images to the next level. It covers everything from equipment, composition and light to making the most of seasons and the weather. There is a wealth of guidance on topics such as photographing lakes, waterfalls, the coast, tides, waves and storms. My philosophy is that as a landscape photographer, I strive to show the world as I see it. Careful composition, good timing, seasons and light provide the creative elements of my photography. You will find inspiration to help you plan ahead and think creatively, make the most of opportunities and develop your photographic style. How can you make your pictures more compelling, capture a moment or tell a story?

The second part of the book gives you all the information needed to photograph 100 outstanding locations throughout Britain. From the southern tip of Cornwall to the northernmost Shetland island, taking in all 15 National Parks, stunning coastlines and the most spectacular historic sites, they encompass the magnificent variety of Britain’s rural landscapes. For each location, there is comprehensive information on viewpoints, directions, maps, co-ordinates and where to park, together with the best times of day and year.

Dr Richard Ellis ARPS, Chair, Royal Photographic Society Landscape Group, writes in his Foreword “Robert takes us across the regions with a set of stunning images. He is equally at home on the coast, up in the hills or out on the moors. This is a really comprehensive book for the landscape photographer and I am very happy to recommend it.”

If you would like find out more, I am giving an interview about the book to Andy Turnbull of Lacock Photography on Thursday 13 May, from 7.30 to 8.30pm. It is being broadcast over Zoom and is free to attend but you need to register in advance for a place (link in comments below).

"Britain's Best Landscapes" is currently being printed and will be published in June at a retail price of £29.95. As a follower of this page, you can order a copy now at a special pre-publication price of £24 including postage, to be amongst the first to receive a copy. This offer will not be available after publication and the book will not be on sale through Amazon or other discount sellers. To see a preview of the book and order a copy at the offer price visit my website (link in comments below).

Hardback, 300mm x 254mm, 264 pages, dustjacket. ISBN 978-1-8384744-0-9.

Most of us are eagerly looking forward to getting out and about around Britain during the rest of this year. My new book could be just what you need to find the perfect locations ... and to raise your game photographically.

"Britain's Best Landscapes and How to Photograph Them" explains the fundamentals of accomplished landscape photography, along with the techniques and perception required to take your images to the next level. It covers everything from equipment, composition and light to making the most of seasons and the weather. There is a wealth of guidance on topics such as photographing lakes, waterfalls, the coast, tides, waves and storms. My philosophy is that as a landscape photographer, I strive to show the world as I see it. Careful composition, good timing, seasons and light provide the creative elements of my photography. You will find inspiration to help you plan ahead and think creatively, make the most of opportunities and develop your photographic style. How can you make your pictures more compelling, capture a moment or tell a story?

The second part of the book gives you all the information needed to photograph 100 outstanding locations throughout Britain. From the southern tip of Cornwall to the northernmost Shetland island, taking in all 15 National Parks, stunning coastlines and the most spectacular historic sites, they encompass the magnificent variety of Britain’s rural landscapes. For each location, there is comprehensive information on viewpoints, directions, maps, co-ordinates and where to park, together with the best times of day and year.

Dr Richard Ellis ARPS, Chair, Royal Photographic Society Landscape Group, writes in his Foreword “Robert takes us across the regions with a set of stunning images. He is equally at home on the coast, up in the hills or out on the moors. This is a really comprehensive book for the landscape photographer and I am very happy to recommend it.”

If you would like find out more, I am giving an interview about the book to Andy Turnbull of Lacock Photography on Thursday 13 May, from 7.30 to 8.30pm. It is being broadcast over Zoom and is free to attend but you need to register in advance for a place (link in comments below).

"Britain's Best Landscapes" is currently being printed and will be published in June at a retail price of £29.95. As a follower of this page, you can order a copy now at a special pre-publication price of £24 including postage, to be amongst the first to receive a copy. This offer will not be available after publication and the book will not be on sale through Amazon or other discount sellers. To see a preview of the book and order a copy at the offer price visit my website (link in comments below).

Hardback, 300mm x 254mm, 264 pages, dustjacket. ISBN 978-1-8384744-0-9.

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Natural World Photography has been created by professional photographer Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP, a Chartered Natural Scientist and Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.

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