Mike is a full time wildlife photographer that loves to photograph the wildlife of the UK. He says that ‘although I get to travel to foreign lands a great deal, my main love is British wildlife. I get far more satisfaction photographing humble wrens and chaffinches than exotic parrots in distant rain forests.’
Members in the Nature Group will know of Mike because of his very helpful You Tube videos which he posts regularly.
His interest in wildlife began when, as a teenager he took long walks in the countryside with his dog. Fascinated by the birds and mammals he encountered he decided he would have to work with wildlife and he started his working life as a zoo keeper. It was a job he really enjoyed and would still remain his career if a fellow keeper had not come to work one day with a Practica TL camera and 400mm lens. One look through the viewfinder and Mike was hooked and a career change to the computer industry took place to fund his new addiction. Eventually he was able to leave full-time employment to embark on a career as a professional wildlife photographer.
Mike’s talk will focus on British wildlife and covers a wide range of birds and a selection of mammals.
You can see more of Mike’s work here
All pictures Copyright Mike Lane