The photographs are mainly high-quality 35 mm transparencies, on Fujichrome Velvia film. An increasing number are also on 6 x 7 cm. format on Fujichrome Velvia.
Images from all the main rainforest areas of the world, including Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Za´re, Indonesia, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, Queensland (Australia) & Hawaii.
Coverage includes: buttressed trees, lianas, strangler figs, palm trees in flower, igapˇ and varzea swamp forests, unique flooded forests in Borneo, montane forests, cloud forests, stilt-rooted palms, rainforest frogs, insects, the rainforest canopy, rainforest destruction, logging, tribal peoples in Borneo and New Guinea, banyan trees in India.
Mangroves are a particular speciality, and coverage includes many of their unique features, such as stilt roots, pneumatophores, vivipary etc.
Images from temperate rainforests, including Australia, New Zealand, Olympic National Park (USA) and British Columbia (Canada). Unique images of the temperate rainforest remnants in Scotland. Oak and beech woods in Scotland. Landscapes, wildlife of the US Pacific Northwest - mountains, glaciers, marmots etc.
Scotland's Caledonian Forest is particularly well-covered, with many images of the native pinewoods, the trees in detail, the forest floor vegetation and general landscapes of the forest in all seasons.
Good coverage of the deserts in Australia, Namibia, Mexico and the southwest of the USA.
African wildlife - lions, elephants, cheetahs, black rhinos, etc., from Kenya, Namibia and Botswana.
The wildlife of the Galapagos Islands
Mountain gorillas in the montane forests of Za´re
Tropical rainforest wildlife - frogs, butterflies, monkeys, iguanas, birds, insects etc.
General Natural History coverage in Scotland
Wildflowers - orchids, primroses, violets, foxgloves, poppies, bluebells
River landscapes, especially the Findhorn River
Mosses, lichens and fungi
Spectacular mountain images from Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo and Mt. Wilhelm in Papua New Guinea, of the limestone pinnacles in Mulu National Park in Borneo, and the remarkable sandstone formations on the summit of Mt. Roraima in Venezuela.
Molten lava flows and eruptions in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
National Parks in western Canada
Inca ruins and Indian peoples in Peru and Bolivia
New Images for 2001
Following recent journeys abroad, a good range of new material has been added to my photographic files, including:
Rare and endangered oaks and pines from throughout Central Mexico, mangroves from both
coasts, lowland tropical rainforest from the Gulf coast, flowering trees, desert cacti etc.
Extensive coverage of the monarch butterflies in their overwintering site in an oyamel fir forest.
Images of the main forest types in this Central American country - tropical rainforests in
Corcovado National Park, cloud forests from Monteverde, and the rare and endangered
tropical dry forests from the Guanacaste region in the north west. Coverage also includes the
innovative ecological restoration work being carried out for the tropical dry forest in
Guanacaste, and for the cloud forest at the Genesis II Cloud Forest Reserve.
A wide range of trees and forests from throughout Australia - temperate rainforests in
Tasmania, tropical rainforests in Queensland, giant karri trees from Western Australia, boab
trees from the Kimberley region, many eucalypts from all over the continent.
Uluru (Ayers Rock), canyons, gorges, giant granite boulders and other desert features from
the Red Centre of Australia.
Coastal scenes from around the continent - rock formations, sunsets, beaches etc.
Photographs of the Namib Desert in Namib-Naukluft Park, including images of camelthorn
trees during an intense sand-storm.
A wide range of wildlife photographs from Etosha National Park, and Mahango Game Reserve,
including elephants, giraffes, zebras, oryx (or gemsbok), kudu, springbok and other animals.
Baobab trees, savanna vegetation, palm trees, acacia trees, kokerboom or quiver trees,
moringa trees in Etosha National Park's Haunted Forest, trees and vegetation amongst the
sandstone rock formations of Waterberg Plateau Park
CHILE & ARGENTINA
Spectacular photographs from the rarely-visited Darwin Range in Tierra del Fuego, and also
from Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia and the Moreno Glacier in Argentina.
Dramatic images of the mountain peaks in Torres del Paine, as well as penguins, guanacos and
a Patagonian fox.
The southern-most forests in the world, from Tierra del Fuego and southern mainland
Patagonia, plus alerce trees and araucaria or monkey puzzle trees from Chile's Lake District.
Extensive new coverage of Panama's tropical rainforests and mangroves, including plenty of rainforest frogs, iguanas and remarkable trees.
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