Shetland Footprints: The Final Few Footprints

We have just about come to the end of our Shetland adventure, our ferry leaves for the 200 mile trip south to Aberdeen tomorrow evening… more here

Shetland Footprints: The Pick of the Birds

We are coming to the end of this two week exploration of The Shetland Islands and although we have been beaten up a little by gale force winds, we have found this to be a stunning… more here

Shetland Footprints: A Second First Encounter

Otters are quite ‘common’ throughout The Shetlands but seeing one and getting a photo takes planning… more here

Shetland Footprints: The Road to Muckle Flugga

Finally, after a couple of aborted attempts we managed to travel to the northern most part of the UK, some 710 miles… more here

Shetland Footprints: June 23rd

Yesterday we collected the new tent that had been sent from Aberdeen to replace the one that was no longer waterproof. It took… more here

Shetland Footprints: An update

I was going to write a daily diary about we are up to here on The Shetlands, but I am now holiday blogger and, after wandering… more here

Shetland Footprints Day 4

When the weather is not right for photography less important things need to happen, like the shopping for food or the use of free wifi in community cafesmore here

Shetland Footprints Day 3

We started early this morning and left base camp before 7am with the weather showing promise but cloud remained stubborn and refused to …more here

Shetland Footprints Day 2

We docked at Lerwick just after 7.30 and it was clear that the heatwave currently covering the UK was not going to extend this far north. To be fair, we were readymore here

Shetland Footprints Day 1


The journey from Swanage to The Shetland Islands was always going to be a long one and was to be spread over two days. The plan consisted of…more here

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.