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01 January Swanage Pier
02 February Old Harry
03 March Swanage Bay
04 April Anvil Point Lighthouse
05 May View from the Pier
06 June Corfe Castle
07 July Kimmeridge Bay
08 August Sunrise and Moonfleet
09 September The Meadows
10 October Agglestone Rock
11 November Swanage
12 December Durlston Bay


Purbeck Footprints was set up by Julian Sawyer as a way of sharing the natural beauty and abundant wildlife to be found in this part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site.

“The Isle of Purbeck has some of the finest walks and views in the country and it is my privilege to bring them to you through pictures, guided walks and talks. Every season in this spectacular part of Dorset is different and the constantly changing landscape and wildlife offer an inspiring panorama for the photographer.

Every photograph I take tells a story and it is a pleasure to share them with you.”
Julian Sawyer.

About Julian Sawyer

It is easy these days to spend hours processing shots on a computer, removing twigs or imperfections, changing colours to make the shot more pleasing or even adding something that may be missing, but I do not do that. Nature, by its very design, is perfectly imperfect and that is how I want my photographs to be. Sometimes the light is not quite right, sometimes the animal will not pose in the way I want or decides to stay hidden, that is the beauty of wildlife photography and I find it frustratingly magical.