Thursday, 15 December 2011

Sir David Attenborough

Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to meet my personal hero Sir David Attenborough. First I bought a ticket to the Dorset Wildlife Trusts 50th anniversary Fundraising Concert, which Sir David was talking at. I was then able to inquire into weather there was a possibility of me meeting him and Dorset Wildlife Trust team were so helpful and did some enquires. I was able to go to the reception of the after concert dinner where I was able meet him. 

He had already been told he might be meeting me, and so he started the conversation with:

'I believe you are studying wildlife photography at Falmouth University?'

I was a bit star stuck it has to be said!!!!
© Stewart Canham 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Another Otter

This image was taken on sunday in Dorset. Once I had found myself a low level platform I was able to wait and shoot when the otters returned to the surface. I had to learn how to track them underwater by using their bubble trails and pre focus before they came up. Quite hard to master but I was just about getting there when the sun set, so soon I will have some more shots for you. 

200mm f2.8

Monday, 5 December 2011


Here is a shot of an Otter that I took yesterday. I am going to be studying them over christmas and I hope that I will be able to get some interesting results. 

I am changing my third year final project slightly, to study the human conservation work that has helped to monitor and protect some of britain special wildlife. I hope to look at why there has been such a rapid increase in the numbers of Otters in recent years and how humans have played a part in this.
I will also be looking at some of the other species that have benefitted from healthier rivers in recent years.   

Continuing with Grey seals, I hope to follow one pups journey through rehabilitation and try to show just how important this work is to the survival of the species both locally and internationally. 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions and please let me know what you think