Pure Gorilla

mountain gorilla safari

I’m delighted to announce two brand new photo tours, both for November 2014, this time to see and photograph mountain gorillas in both Uganda and Rwanda. There are two itineraries, one of six days and consisting of two treks both in Uganda, the other of seven days consisting of three treks, two in Uganda and one in Rwanda.

The object of these tours is to be as cost effective as I can in order to open up this amazing experience for people. Also, these tours focus primarily on gorillas only, albeit with a few optional extra attractions.

The first one/two trek safari beginning on November 16th costs from $2600 (£1700), and the second two/three trek safari beginning on November 22nd costs $4350 (£2850). For both of these tours, the costs are all inclusive, including that of the gorilla trekking permits. You can opt for only one or two treks in each tour, or even join both for five treks over thirteen days.

As always, we will cover all aspects of photographing gorillas in the jungle before setting out, with time to review our day’s photography before embarking on the next day.

Numbers are limited to only seven people in each, so if you are interested you’ll need to be quick, as this is sure to be a popular safari.

For more information, including a full itinerary and options, please see my Pure Gorilla page right here.

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April Newsletter


Issue three of my newsletter is out today. If you’ve not already subscribed, you can at do so right here.

As a teaser, here are the contents of issue three:

  1. WildPhotos 2014 announcement
  2. My First Book, Due Autumn 2014
  3. Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda this November
  4. African Big Cat Safaris 2015
  5. New Destinations for 2015
  6. Galapagos, May 2015
  7. Masai Mara Great Migration Photo Safari this August
  8. British Wildlife Centre Workshops

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The Photography Show


The Photography Show is the UK’s brand new event for professional and amateur photographers and retailers. Taking place from 1-4 March 2014, at The NEC Birmingham, The Photography Show is filtered to all imaging needs. There will be almost two hundred exhibitors, workshops and around fifty speakers throughout the four days. The Photography Show will be the largest event of its kind in the UK.

I will also be speaking at this year’s show, giving a 40 minute talk at 11am on Tuesday 4th March. Within the 40 minutes I’ll cover black and white, developing an eye, and a few thoughts behind some of my own pictures. Places will be first come, first served on the day and I’ve managed to secure a discount for readers of this website who’d like to go to the show.

To buy tickets for £10 (as opposed to the usual £13 in advance or £15 on the door) simply follow this link and use the discount code DVLYD142014 (valid from now until 20/02/2014).

A British Wildlife Centre Workshop


Red Fox at the British Wildlife Centre

I am hosting three one day photographic workshops in May at the British Wildlife Centre in Surrey, England.

The British Wildlife Centre is host to the finest collection of native wildlife in Britain with over forty different native species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer.

This workshop is held when the centre is closed to the public. With access from inside the enclosures we offer opportunities to get really close to the animals. We are timing our day to finish at 8pm to take advantage of the late afternoon light. It is aimed at amateurs to advanced amateurs whether or not you have been using a camera for weeks or years.

For more info including times and costs, please visit my British Wildlife Centre page here.

A Talk on Wildlife Photography in London

WWT London Wetland Centre

Muscovy Duck, at the WWT London Wetland Centre.

On Sunday 2nd February at 2pm I’ll be giving a talk about wildlife photography at the WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes, near London. I’ll be giving my own perspective on photographing wildlife, from preparation through to the final print. Naturally, it’ll be illustrated by many of my own pictures too.

I will also share my own experiences of photographing African wildlife, in particular that of the great wildebeest migration which occurs every August in the Masai Mara in Kenya. I will cover what to expect on safari, how to prepare, and how to get the most out of the photographic opportunities there.

The talk will last approximately one hour, and there will be plenty of time for a question and answer session afterwards.

It’s free once you have paid for entry to the centre, but you’ll need to reserve your place, so please email the centre at to do so.

For directions, see how to find us on the WWT London Wetland Centre website.

If you can make it along, it’d be great to see you there.


Sunday 2nd February at 2pm

Queen Elizabeth’s Walk
Barnes, London
SW13 9WT