Wildlife photos and info from around the world
Yes, I'm Andy (or Andrew to most people, but hey, that wouldn't make a catchy sounding website name would it?). In my spare time I love nothing more than getting out and about and doing nature photography, partly to 'collect' memories of what I see, and also to celebrate the great beauty and diversity of the natural world with others.
View Nature Profiles, the key area on the website that's growing regularly with original photos and some scientific information on many species from around the world. I've got a real passion for reptiles, but Britain isn't the best spot in the world to satisfy that interest, so I've learnt to appreciate and photograph all sorts of other stuff. Whatever the season, and whatever the place, there's always something interesting to be found.
Well, summer seems to have finally arrived in this part of the world after a long, wet and cold late spring! I took a brief trip out today to look for a few spring annuals (without success!) and to photograph a thriving population of Spring Cinquefoil (Potentilla tabernaemontani) - a plant I've not got around to finding before! It truly was in spectacular form, with yellow blooms scattered across the limestone outcrops at the top of Monsal Dale, with other wildflowers beginning to come out (Rock Rose, Limestone Bedstraw, etc). I also took a trip up to Winnatt's Pass, west of Castleton in a vain search for Thlaspi caerulescens (Alpine Penny-cress), but did chance upon Pyrenean Scurvygrass, and plenty of Draba muralis - both new species for me, and Nationally Scarce plants.
Potentilla tabernaemontani, Monsal Dale
Cochlearia pyrenaica, Winnatt's Pass
Draba muralis, Winnatt's Pass