Blea Tarn
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I'm Alan Saunders, a UK Wildlife Photographer based in Stockport. I started photography about 17 years ago and it's become a passion of mine ever since. I got into wildlife photography, due to my passion for the natural world and doing wildlife photography has made me even more passionate about conserving nature, so let's please protect it! There is no better feeling than being up close and personal with nature, just myself, one to one recording every moment through the lens.


I go to the Isle of Mull twice a year to photograph the Otters and Eagles along the shores of Loch Na Keal and Loch Scridain. I've been to most of mainland Scotland, the Shetland isles, Orkney, Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides to do wildlife photography and you'll gather from my website my photography is only from the British Isles.


I've had my images published in books and magazines, namely Digital Photography magazine, who did an article about my photography and the equipment I use. Artists contact me a lot to use my images as a reference for their artwork, which is great.


I won a gold medal in the FIAP 29th Northern Counties International competition for best set of four images entered, this was a great moment for me, as I knew I was heading in the right direction with my photography. I've been shortlisted in the British Wildlife Photography Awards quite a few times now, I had 6 images short listed this year, 2020, but didn't make it to the next round where all the awards live, May be next year!


I do a lot of talks to camera clubs, RSPB societies and other nature and birding societies up and down the country, so feel free to contact me via the envelope below if you would like me to come and talk about my images, equipment and how and where I take them!


My equipment is Canon, only because the first wildlife photographers I looked to for inspiration, used Canon gear, so obviously this must be the way to go. I use the 1DX MKII, 1DS MKII and 20D Cameras, and my lenses are the 600mm f4 MKII, 300mm f2.8, 24-105mm, 16-35mm f2.8, 2x MKIII converter and the Sigma 150mm Macro, I use a Gitzo GT3543LS Carbon fibre  tripod (2kg) and a Wimberley Head, which is A superb combination.


Well, thanks for making it down to here, I hope you enjoy my photography and don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to find out more about myself and my photography, all magazines and book publishers welcome!!

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