Photographing wildlife, a water buffalo on Rinca Island in Komodo National Park, the Republic of Indonesia iain-mallory_indo-001-21

Photographing Wildlife; When the Hunts Fails

While I have a passion for street photography and capturing people and trying to tell the stories of the culture of a destination, photographing wildlife is an especially exciting form of photography. Few things raise the heart rate more than trekking for an hour through dense forest and getting a first glimpse of a mountain gorilla, or waiting patiently for …

Postcard from French Pyrenean Beekeepers

Bee keeping is an extremely popular industry throughout the World and particularly in rural communities. Stumbling across this particular group of hives in Val d’Azun, the French Haute Pyrénées was quite special, the backdrop is stunning. The bee keepers of the  region practice transhumance the process of pastoral nomadism where livestock is moved around for better grazing. This may not …

The French Pyrénées, Animal Sanctuary – Photo Essay

I have not always been a great fan of zoos, too many of them had a bad track record for looking after the animals in their care. This situation has fortunately changed in recent times, many have become an animal sanctuary with an effective captive breeding programme and some may even become the last refuge of certain endangered species. The Parc …