About Dean

 

Dean is a self taught photographer who began taking photos many years ago with his beloved Olympus OM10 SLR 35mm film camera along with a variety of lenses. His interest in the early days was speed and he would spend much of his free time travelling to and from various race circuits around the country including the annual Isle of Mann TT races, in the hope of capturing images of his favourite motorcycle riders. His other passion has always been the beauty of nature including wildlife.You would often see him wandering around the countryside and river banks in the hope of spotting local deer, badgers, foxes or his favourite avian the kingfisher. Approximately ten years ago Dean decided to embrace the digital era and combined his passion for wildlife with his knowledge of photography and has never looked back.

 

 

 

 

Dean, the owner of Windows on Wildlife photography hides and workshops is a renowned wildlife photographer himself and has spent many years wandering around the coutryside and devoted most of his time in capturing images that many of you may have seen or know. His time, effort and dedication has produced some award winning images that have been published both in the national press and magazines worldwide. His kingfisher on the " No Fishing " sign was also used by Carl Zeiss in the advertising campaign for their new Victory SF binoculars, endorsed by wildlife expert and T.V. personality Simon King. Dean has also featured on the BBC Radio2 breakfast show presented by Chris Evans and his cheeky water vole image entitled 'One of my 5 a day' made an appearance on BBC breakfast T.V. which was presented by Susanna Reid. Other accolaides include winning the Nature TTL wildlife competition with his little owl image entitled " Batman "

 

Perhaps his greatest achievement to date came in 2017 when he won the BBC's Countryfile calendar competition with his image of a water vole entitled 'Berry Brunch' who was caught in the act eating berries by a stream. He was incredibly proud of this particular  achievement because along with the eleven other images that made up the calender, it raised over two million pounds for the BBC's Children In Need charity campaign. He also had the priviledge to meet and be interviewed by the legendary John Craven for the BBC Countryfile T.V. programme, who surprised Dean on the day when he handed him the first copy of the calendar showing his winning image on the front cover.

 

Read more about the BBC Countryfile winning 'Berry Brunch' by clicking on the image.

 

 

 

 

 

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