Links to people who have helped me and whose work I admire... ...
Carl Chapman runs wildlife tours and photography courses from his home in Norfolk. Julia and I have been clients of Carl on several occasions and are always amazed at his depth of knowledge. He is the 'guru' I turn to when I am stuck - especially with bird ID! But, he never gives me the answer - he always asks me questions so that I have to work it out for myself... (the rotter!)
Martyn Kitching runs a similar business to Carl - but is based in Northumberland. We went on an Otter Safari with Martyn - and had great views of otter within the first half hour. He insists he didn't have a colleague releasing the animal as we arrived at Druridge Pools... ...
We met Richard Winston on a tour to the Cairngorms with Carl Chapman. Richard is an excellent wildlife photographer and has his own website which is well worth a visit.
Roy Adams runs birding tours in Hungary - near the Bukk Mountains. He is an 'ex-copper' from the UK who now lives in Hungary full-time. He knows his local patch extremely well and is a real whizz when it comes to woodpeckers! We will be going to Hungary to tour with Roy again in 2016. My pictures from our visit in 2015 are here.