Gone In A Puff Of Smoke
For 37 years the chimney at the Isle of Grain Power Station has been the tallest landmark around the Thames Estuary. At 244 metres (801 feet) it stood taller…
posted on Sept. 07, 2016
The following series shows the movement of a bee as it leaves a flower. The entire sequence took less than half a second. Each exposure is 1/1600. It is the…
posted on Sept. 05, 2016
So Long Marianne
I was so lucky today. I was sitting in a deckchair when this little cutie started making a web right above my head. It was just a few inches away from me and…
Flight of the Bumble Bee
A series showing a bee in flight. I'm not certain what type it is. I think it is probably Bombus hortorum, though it could be Bombus jonellus, Bombus ruderatus…
Centipede from the family Lithobiidae, I think that this is probably the Brown Centipede, Lithobius forficatus.
posted on Aug. 28, 2016
Sorry mate, I've given you the wrong fly. This is actually a shit fly*.
I'm not sure why, but when I was photographing this one I was convinced that it was a Robber Fly. When I looked it up afterwards, it's nothing like it. Instead…
posted on Aug. 27, 2016
I'm not sure what sort these are, or whether they are all the same even. My best guess is the Migrant Hawker, Aeshna mixta. Opinions welcome!!!
posted on Aug. 08, 2016
New Building in Greenwich
This new building has appeared next to the Blackwall Tunnel Approach Road in Greenwich, London. I don't know what it is, I suspect it's flats. For a sense of…
posted on Aug. 07, 2016
The Beetle on the Beach
The beetle on the beach didn't look to healthy. I thought is was going to die. Wondering if it had struggled for too long on the warm evening sand, I carried it…
I was lucky enough to see a seal scramble into the sea. I was too slow to get a shot of it though. I did find these fascinating tracks on the beach where it had…
For as long as I can remember, Lin has supported the Hillside Animal Sanctuary. Last Sunday we played a visit to see the wonderful work they do and some of the…
posted on July 28, 2016
From The Cradle To The Grave
Or, How to turn your baby into a yoyo.
posted on July 20, 2016
One Stop Short of Upney
Barking was once an Essex town, but has long since been incorporated into the Greater London area. "Barking", as in barking mad, is also a slang term for…
posted on July 16, 2016