I am an expatriate British Armed Forces veteran now living in Michigan in the United States where I have lived for the last 18 years. I am now disabled having suffered two strokes a few years ago, and also have severe arthritis due to many previous injuries.

About five years ago, after suffering two Ischemic Strokes (caused by blood clots in the brain) I started to do nature photography as part of my recovery. I am self-taught having never had the time or money to pursue any formal education in photography, but I seem to have a natural talent for it. I love nature photography and now make my living from selling prints of my work at various art shows.

The following is a sampling of my work. I’ve included birds, mammals, macros of invertebrates, the night sky and landscape images. Let me know what you think!

If you are interested in finding out more about me and my photography, feel free to visit my website!

More info: capturedwilderness.com | Instagram

#1

Dancing Blue Jays

Dancing Blue Jays

Two Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) fighting over feeding territory. This photo was taken during a snowstorm hence the falling snowflakes in the picture.

#2

Red Fox Yawning

Red Fox Yawning

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) yawning after waking from a mid-afternoon nap.

#3

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perched in front of a barn wood shelter. This eagle is captive at a wildlife hospital due to a permanent injury to its wing.

#4

Red-Bellied Woodpecker In Flight

Red-Bellied Woodpecker In Flight

Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) in flight at a local country park in Michigan, USA.

#5

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Macro of a Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) feeding on flower nectar.

#6

American Mink

American Mink

American Mink (Neovison vison) posing on a downed tree trunk. This little guy decided to come pay me a visit while I was out at a local country park photographing birds.

#7

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) perched on a fence at a local country park.

#8

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) storing food in the trunk of a dead tree.

#9

Red-Tailed Hawk In Flight

Red-Tailed Hawk In Flight

Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) in flight. This photo was taken at a local country park in Michigan.

#10

Blue Dasher Dragonfly

Blue Dasher Dragonfly

Blue Dasher Dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) perched on a flower awaiting its unsuspecting prey.

#11

Sunrise At Grand Marais Beach

Sunrise At Grand Marais Beach

This shot was taken just after I broke camp while on a photography tour of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Grand Marais beach is just outside of Munising, home of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

#12

European Woolcarder Bee

European Woolcarder Bee

Meet the European Woolcarder Bee (Anthidium manicatum).

#13

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) perched on a branch during a snowstorm.

#14

Black Bear

Black Bear

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) roaming about at a bear ranch (where the bears are free to roam around and are protected from humans).

#15

American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrel

North American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) feeding on sunflower seeds.

#16

Syrphid Fly

Syrphid Fly

Syrphid Fly perched on a leaf.

#17

Fire Fly

Fire Fly

Meet the Fire Fly (Pyropyga minuta) – so called because of their ability to glow by causing a chemical reaction inside their abdomen which works in the same way that the chemicals in a light stick do when combined.

#18

Milky Way Over Union Bay, Michigan

Milky Way Over Union Bay, Michigan

This is one of my night sky photos featuring the Milky Way galaxy – this one was taken from the beach at Union Bay, just outside the Porcupine Mountains State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

#19

Aurora Borealis Over Northport, Michigan

Aurora Borealis Over Northport, Michigan

Aurora borealis over Northport, Michigan a small town not far from Mackinaw City in the northernmost part on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

#20

Blue Grass-Carrying Wasp

Blue Grass-Carrying Wasp

Meet the Blue Grass-Carrying Wasp (Isodontia philadelphica).

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#21

Bond Falls, Michigan

Bond Falls, Michigan

This is Bond Falls, just outside the town of Paulding in Ontonagon County, Michigan – about 30 miles southeast of the Porcupine Mountains State Park.

#22

Mackinaw Bridge

Mackinaw Bridge

Mackinaw Bridge at dawn, taken from the Lower Peninsula side of the Mackinaw Bridge. This shot was taken from just underneath the bridge.

#23

Lower Falls At Tahquamenon Falls, Paradise, Michigan

Lower Falls At Tahquamenon Falls, Paradise, Michigan

#24

Corpse Fly

Corpse Fly

Not entirely sure of the species of this one but it is a Corpse Fly – these are so named because they lay their eggs in the carcasses of dead animals.

#25

Bond Falls Again

Bond Falls Again

This is Bond Falls, just outside the town of Paulding in Ontonagon County, Michigan – about 30 miles southeast of the Porcupine Mountains State Park.

#26

Mackinaw Bridge At Dawn

Mackinaw Bridge At Dawn

Mackinaw Bridge at dawn, taken from the Lower Peninsula side of the Mackinaw Bridge.

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#27

European Paper Wasp

European Paper Wasp

The European Paper Wasp (Polistes dominula) – best not to annoy these as they can be quite aggressive and their stingers pack a punch.

#28

Green Bottle Fly

Green Bottle Fly

The Green Bottle Fly (Lucilia sericata).

#29

Metallic Green Fly

Metallic Green Fly

Metallic Green Fly (Condylostylus) perched on a leaf.

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