Nigel Spencer: ‘Winter Wildlife Photography’
Nigel lives in South Leicestershire and has always enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife, and wild places. He is interested in a wide range of wildlife from rare birds and animals through to the birds visiting the feeders in his garden. He says that he has been fortunate enough to have photographed some great species in many differing parts of the world but that he particularly enjoys photographing in cold places such as Northern Finland, Norway, Iceland, and around the Arctic circle.
He is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and was awarded an ARPS for a panel of images entitled “Wildlife Of The Northern Wilderness”. He regularly competes at club, national and international level and was recently awarded two gold and a silver medals at the Smethwick International Salon of Photography.
One of his favourite places times of the year to photograph is during the cold fresh days of winter when there is snow on the ground. This lecture entitled "Winter Wildlife Photography" looks at many aspects of wildlife photography during these harsh days and includes areas such as Lapland, with its vast forests and open tundra, to Churchill in Canada in search of Polar Bears. It also covers the British winter in the Cairngorms in Scotland. His talk will cover a variety of species and includes mammals such as Reindeer and Arctic Fox, birds such as Black Woodpecker, King Eiders, and Boreal Owls, as well as some great scenery, not forgetting the Aurora Borealis - The Northern Lights. There are also many hints and tips for those who would also like to photograph during the cold snowy months.