Chris’s photography is probably best known to the one million members of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds where he had the enviable job of staff photographer for some fourteen years, before leaving to pursue a solo career in November 1998. The RSPB has regularly featured his photographs in its magazine Birds and other publications, as well as supplying many other publishers through its photolibrary, RSPB Images. During his time at the RSPB Chris was also responsible for founding and managing the Society’s photolibrary, recruiting some of the very best wildlife photographers in the UK and Europe, and having the privilege of editing their photographic work.
With an educational background in zoology and plant biology, and experience in nature reserve wardening and field research, Chris endeavours to make photographs which will be effective in promoting biodiversity and advancing the cause of nature conservation. His style is very much concerned with photographing wildlife subjects at home in their natural habitat, with an emphasis on ambient light and sensitive composition.
Chris chooses Nikon equipment for his bird and wildlife photography, currently preferring to work with the D3 and D300, most often in combination with the Nikkor 200-400mm f4 VR lens.
June 2001 saw the launch of Chris’s first major book 'Photographing Wild Birds,' published by David & Charles. More recently he acted as chief photographer and art editor on the monumental "Birds Britannica" by Mark Cocker, published by Chatto & Windus in 2005. More information on both books in News.