It never ceases to amaze me how often nature reveals something unexpected; no matter how much time I spend photographing wildlife, scarcely a day goes by in which I do not witness some surprising aspect of an animal’s behaviour or an unusual individual.
We have just returned from a trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya where we were photographing the annual wildebeest migration. After a rather uneventful morning, we stopped on the banks of the Mara River for a picnic breakfast. It was then that we came across a truly exceptional individual… just as we started to tuck into our breakfast, we looked up and gawked, open-mouthed, as a pink hippopotamus emerged from the river! Hippos are usually dark brown in colour, so this individual was very conspicuous! We dropped our breakfast and reached for our cameras.
We are giving a talk at the London Wetland Centre on Sunday, 30th May 2010 at 12pm. If you are free and don’t live too far away then we would love to see you there!
We will be talking about our recent trip to the Falkland Islands and illustrating the presentation with lots and lots of photographs! We will reveal how we took some of our favourite pictures and tell you a bit about the animals themselves. There will be some time at the end for us to answer any questions you might have. The talk is free once you have paid admission to the Wetland Centre (admission prices can be found here). For an idea of what we will be talking about, take a look at the following posts: Falkland Islands Photography, Penguins, Penguins, Penguins! & Nesting Shags – Varying the Perspective.
We are excited to announce that a brand new version of Burrard-Lucas.com is now up and running!
On the surface the website hasn’t changed much but under the hood it has been completely rebuilt and there are a number of additional new features. We have also updated the galleries with our most recent work and added many new images which have never before been displayed online. We are still working hard to add new photos and caption / tag all of the existing images so please bear with us. In the meantime, here are some of the new features to look out for…
New ways to browse photos
Lightboxes – Easily and quickly create your own collection of Burrard-Lucas images. You can then save your lightbox for later viewing or email it to friends.
Share links – Easily share photographs with your friends via email or through your favourite social network.
Lights on/off mode – Turn the lights off to view pictures on a nice black background!
Slideshows – Lookout for the slideshow link… click on it, sit back and enjoy the show!
Please let us know what you think of the new site. All feedback and suggestions will be very much appreciated!
If you are flying out of Heathrow Terminal 4 in the next six months then make sure you check out our new photo exhibition situated near gates 7 to 9! On display are some of our favourite wildlife photographs from around the world.
To coincide with the exhibition we have launched a brand new website: WildExhibition.com. On the site you can find out more about the exhibition and see all of the featured photographs. You can also check out our new series of limited edition prints, our 2010 calendar and greeting cards featuring photos from the exhibition.
We visited Heathrow Airport last night to view the exhibition for the first time… it was wonderful to see our images printed large and it was nice to observe other people looking at our work. You can view our exclusive behind the scenes pictures from the exhibition on our facebook fan page.
Finally, if you get the opportunity to see the exhibition then please let us know what you think!
For more information please visit WildExhibition.com.
Here are some of the topics that were covered in the interview:
I also included a few photographs in the interview which I have not previously displayed online.
Read the full interview here.
If the interview prompts any further questions then feel free to leave a comment on the interview page or on this blog post.
2008 was a fantastic year for us… we visited some amazing places and were lucky enough to photograph a number of beautiful and elusive creatures in their natural habitats. Some of the most unforgettable moments of 2008 include following Meerkats through the Kalahari Desert, spotting Jaguars in the wetlands of Brazil and wading through swamps at night to photograph Caimans. This year we were also successful in a number of competitions including Nature’s Best Photography Awards, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Garden Photographer of the Year and the RSPCA Youth Photographer Awards. The task of selecting our 10 favourite shots of 2008 has not been easy!
Will and I have had our “Caiman under the Stars” image featured as a full page spread in the January-March 2009 issue of Canon EOS Magazine.
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