Photography goes hand in hand with conservation

I've said before that I am a big fan of wildlife photography.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 1st June 2018, 1:54 pm
Picture by Chris Wilson
Picture by Chris Wilson

My last few weeks seem to have been filled with people asking me about setting up their cameras to capture pictures of animals, insects and birds.

Good control over depth of field and shutter values are really important.

Picture by Craig Strawbridge

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Wildlife photography goes hand in hand with conservation.

I know those who capture images of our fauna have a real interest in protecting the creatures they photograph. That may be simply feeding the birds in their garden, or taking part in species surveys.

Regular contributor Craig Strawbridge is part of a team that surveys Northumberland’s native reptiles and amphibians and uploads data to

It’s great to see the photos he takes as he goes about his work. He gets much closer to adders than I would be comfortable with!

Picture by Lynda Wearn

Here is one of Craig’s images, plus a few other superb wildlife photographs that appeared in the Northumberland Camera Club over the last couple of weeks.

Everyone is welcome to join Northumberland Camera Club.

Post images to and tag them #PicNorthumberland, giving some background about your inspiration.

You can also email photographs to [email protected] using the same tag.

Picture by David Tanner
Picture by Jimmy Morse
Picture by Mark Davis
Picture by Tim Catteral
Picture by David Whealleans