Inspired by nature
Happiness defines my photography. The natural world is so incredibly benevolent and for me it is all about being in that most precious space. It's no coincidence that is both my escape and sometimes a point of solace far away from the rigours and responsibilities that so often characterise peoples' lives. I like to think that some of that emotion is conveyed in my images. To capture that feeling in such a way my pictures might relate to someone who didn’t have the privilege of being there with me.
All the images shared on this site are taken from my wildlife adventures, most of which are captured close to home in the Suffolk countryside. If I can share my work with others; to encourage awareness and in some small way an appreciation of the natural world all around us, then I am supremely happy. I hope you enjoy looking through my site.
Nick Hurst - Photographer
"Happiness defines my photographic journey. A point of solace and retreat within the benevolence of nature."
"The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality."
Learning to connect
I'm not a full time professional photographer but a selection of my images have been commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA), Bird Photographer Of The Year (BPOTY) and UK Wildlife Trusts. I'm also delighted to work with the good folks @Photocrowd as one of their expert judges; and have written a variety of wildlife photography articles published across a range of media both in the UK and abroad.
It could be your local park, garden or street, but regardless of where you live it’s no coincidence a connection with the natural world; just listening, touching and looking at what’s around you with a fresh pair of eyes can reveal a profound and intimate sense of wonder. It's a magical feeling to which I aspire and strive to capture in my photography. I'm always learning which is a huge part of this journey of discovery.
I hope my site provides some inspiration or perhaps that gentle 'nudge' to just grab your camera, get out there and simply enjoy everything nature has to offer. It's great to reach out and share ideas, so if you'd like to drop me a line please use the contact form found below at the bottom of this page.