Monday, 25 August 2014

Peak District Wildlife & Landscapes

View towards Hathersage 

I'm mostly a underwater photographer so i don't get much chance to do landscapes but living about a hour from the Peak District i do sometimes venture into the landlubbers territory.

a fine example of a rugged nature photographer 

I wasn't here just for me i was guiding some students for Nottingham Trent University but did manage to snap a few shots for myself.

Morning Heather

Starting at 5am we got up to one oft he tors and set up the cameras to capture the sunrise. The heather is in full bloom this time of year so i knew i wanted to include this in my image for sure.

Meadow pipit perched on wire

As well as the heather there is the multitude of wildlife around the peaks though its not easily found or cooperative! Lots of fledgling meadow pipits followed us around the moors collecting insects with disturbed and trying to work out what we were.

Red Grouse Calling

One of my main targets for the weekend was the Red Grouse, This male is calling out to other grouse in the area.

Common Lizard

I did mange to get at least one scaly critter, the common lizards which are all along the paths on the longshaw estate and if your lucky you can see the green morph which is common in the peaks but rare elsewhere.

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