I am a wildlife camera operator based on the west coast of Highland Scotland. Recent work includes Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart and BAFTA Scotland nominated Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan. I have also worked on the BBC’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch series. Read more about me here or watch my showreel here.
20th June 2016
I have spent a total of sixteen days in a hide filming the golden eagle nest for Springwatch. You can read my blog about it on the BBC Springwatch page and there is a short ‘Behind the Scenes‘ film too.
2nd June 2016
It’s a real pleasure to have spent the past couple of weeks filming a golden eagle nest for Springwatch (2016). And I have a couple more weeks to go. Golden eagles have featured quite heavily in my life for the past few years so I can’t think of a better way to spend my time than observing a nest at close quarters for hours at a time. Here’s a shot of Eagle HQ – my hide tucked amongst the rocks just a stone’s throw from the eagle eyrie.
After three years in production, Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart finally comes to the screen. It was fantastic to be part of the dedicated Maramedia team who made it possible. I filmed many of the time-lapse sequences, and spent a month filming in Caithness and Sutherland where I may have caught an orca or two.
2nd June 2015
The latest issue of Scotland Outdoors magazine has a feature of mine on otters. Many a wildlife nut has been seduced by the charisma of the otter and I’m no different. I’m often asked how best to see them in the wild and I’ve tried to answer that in this article. The otter I photographed for the piece is a young male on the shores of Loch Sunart near my home. He had quite a few cuts and scars which suggests he had come off worst in a fight with a more robust dog otter. I’ve been away filming for most of May so I haven’t had a chance to catch up with him. Hopefully he is okay.