I was lucky enough to be back in Dorset for a few days whilst visiting family over new years. In which time I was able to get out and explore with my camera.
Dorset is truly a place of wonders but to unlock its secrets you really need to spend the time exploring.
There are parts of the River Stour that I visit in order to get a glimpse of the kingfishers and otters that thrive there. But you really need to spend days down there to get the shots that we photographers lust after.
This kingfisher is often seen perched above where the otters are exploring hoping to take advantage of prey that are disturbed by the otters.
An adult otter here is carrying an a fish to the river bank where it is to be consumed.
This is one of the two otter cubs that are always seen with their mother. You always know they are about about as they make a high pitch squeek so there mother doesn’t lose them.
I always find these log piles appealing to the eye. The overcast lighting meant I was able to get an even exposure throughout the image. Dappled sunlight often can create hot spots all over the bases of the logs which is not really welcomed.
I still need to identify this, but I believe it to be some sort of puff ball.
Recent Images: Dorset