Norfolk wildlife photographer Paul Richards will be showing his his fine-art nature images in a special exhibition this month.
Paul, who lives in West Runton, has been one of the finalists in three recent Bird Photographer of the Year competitions and had several entries shortlisted in this year’s Wild Art Photography competition.
After a career in countryside management Paul is now following his passion for wildlife through photography.
“I spent my youth and much of my working life watching and enjoying nature,” he said. “Now I am lucky enough to spend more of my spare time photographing nature on the doorstep and further afield as I often venture off to wilderness areas in my camper in search of adventure.”
He moved to Norfolk from Pembrokeshire eight years ago after meeting his partner, Lizzie – also a wildlife photographer – on one such adventure photographing barn owls.
“I enjoy all genres of photography but my specialism is in wildlife photography, getting close to my subjects through fieldcraft skills accumulated by years of watching and working with wildlife,” said Paul. “I particularly enjoy capturing simple aesthetic images of wild birds and animals.”
The exhibition will be at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes Visitor Centre from January 19 until February 1.
It will be open from 10am until 4pm each day and Paul will be on hand to talk about the images and to give advice to any budding wildlife photographers.
He also offers one-to-one workshops to anyone wanting to improve their wildlife photography.
Some of Paul’s work is available to view at www.pronature.co.uk, and you can find his latest work on Facebook under Pronature Photography.