Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Water Voles

Hello all,

I have been looking in to a new Water Vole site over the weekend. Thanks to Stewart Canham for a great introduction and showing me my first Water Vole!!!

The Water Vole is very much in trouble. With a 90% decline in population in the last 40 years, there are not many places that these can be found. However they are great to find and when you see them through the viewfinder it makes it so special.

Staying still and quiet is very important when it comes to photographing these guys. Also its important to find out where they are going and which holes are being used the most. Yesterday we saw three all go to the same small section of bank, so I will be focussing there next time.

My aim is to film over the summer and really try to get some interesting shots that are unique and different to what I have seen before. Im not sure if this is possible however I feel that it is, if I put the hours in.


  1. Lovely shots m8. stunning pics as always from you!


  2. Hey, you've got the water vole bug as well!
    Nice shots, Sam, sound like you've found a nice location. Good luck with your plans - plenty of apples is my tip!


  3. How lucky you are to be watching the Water Voles Sam,I`m green with envy.Hope to catch up with these sometime myself,very well done!

  4. Hi Sam, good to see you're back and I must wish you all the best with the BBC filming; very exciting.

    I really like the composition in these water vole images. I enjoy looking at the habitat to engage with the animal's life.