The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsula on the southern tip of the the county of Dorset in England. The photographs I take, hopefully, help to express how I feel about this magical place and show you things which you may see if you come to visit. I am a full time, professional photographer and have a gallery in Swanage.
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Just a few minutes from home, Durlston Country Park and the paths of the southerly Purbeck cliffs is definitely my patch! I can and do walk here for hours and with so many subjects to point the camera at, time just flies by.
This morning's walk was a cracker with the early morning frost melting quickly in the winter Sun.
The last few days have been a little hectic, but I have been able to get out with the camera. The last couple of days have been wonderful, with bright blue skies and a sea-churning, cold wind. This is perfect for me as it gives me a chance to show off this beautiful part of the world.
I saw two Hares from the car today and couldn't resist getting out for a
closer look. Off all the mammals that I take photographs of though, the
Hare is the trickiest: one false move and they are off like a rocket. Always good to see and always great fun to spend time with, it is just never enough time.
There are not too many places where you can
see both the Red and the Grey Squirrel, but a short boat ride to
Brownsea Island makes it possible here. There are few species that
divide public opinion so much too: I haven't met anyone who dislikes
the Red Squirrel but the Grey seems to be public enemy number one in
many peoples eyes. This is a shame because both are great to watch and
it is not the Grey's fault that it is, naturally, by far the more
successful and less picky creature. They have only been in the country
since 1876 and now massively outnumber Reds. Like many 'invasive'
species the Grey Squirrel is part of our wildlife and here to stay so
perhaps we should forgive them.