Britain’s coastline provides a complex and diverse habitat where exposure to salty spray, wind, sun and rain all play their part, as does the type of rock. Clifftops make important nesting places for seabirds and each species has its own requirements from precarious ledges for guillemots and kittiwakes, to grassy slopes that puffins can burrow in. The waters edge is also teeming with wildlife hosting large colonies of grey seals and other mammals.
Ever changing moodsFirst light refracts off the sea and a solitary gannet reflects upon the day ahead at Bempton.
Shortlisted image for the the 2019 Bird Photographer Of the Year, BPOTY.
Lost in the stormA young seal pup taken on the North Norfolk coast sits it out in a sandstorm. The sheet of sand creates a softness in this image which lends itself to the subject, unperturbed by the harsh weather conditions.
Seeking shelterSeeking shelter on Skomer Island, a puffin preens himself on the cliff face.
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On courseBempton Cliffs situated on the North Yorkshire Coast is often described as ‘Seabird City’ and home to around 11,000 breeding pairs of Gannets. With the arrival of the warm weather the cliffs are a hive of activity and high drama as the Gannets compete for ‘real estate’ to establish their territory.
Caught in the spotlightA Gannet on the cliff edge at RSPB Bempton looks out to sea as the sun awakens.
An American abroadThe American Mink has thrived in the wild here in the UK, as they are opportunistic predators who will take a wide variety of prey. This particular image was taken in the Scottish Hebrides.
DocklandsHarwich International Sea Port, dockside and a small colony of terns feed their recently fledged chicks perched along the mooring ropes.
Picnic at Hanging RockBempton Cliffs situated on the North Yorkshire Coast is often described as ‘Seabird City’ and home to around 11,000 breeding pairs of Gannets. With the arrival of the warm weather the cliffs are a hive of activity and high drama as the Gannets compete for ‘real estate’ to establish their territory
Shifting shades of whiteA Sanderling works his way along the shoreline searching for crustacea in the Southern Hebrides.
Career pilotPuffin in flight, Skomer Island. The Puffin is on the 'Red List’ of endangered species, which is why Skomer Island is so very special in terms of habitat for this endearing bird whose numbers have rapidly declined.
Heavy industryApril signals a time of great industry for the Gannet colony at Bempton Cliffs as they establish territory and build their nests.
Commended image - 2019 Bird Photographer Of The Year awards, (BPOTY).