I spend as much time as I can exploring the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, a peninsula on the southern tip of the the county of Dorset in England. The photographs I take, hopefully, help to express how I feel about this magical place and show you things which you may see if you come to visit. All the photographs of wild birds and animals are taken in there own environment. Please feel free to click on the picture to see it larger or to look at my other photographs.

Sunday Evening Already

I haven’t managed to pop any pics on here for a while and it’s not because I’m ignoring you honest, there just doesn’t seem to be…more here

I Am a Professional Photographer! ….Honest!


I am a professional photographer!

That title doesn’t sit right with me even though it is how I make my living…more here

A Lazy Sunday

We knew it was going to be chilly this morning and we knew the wind was picking up but blue skies meant that the early walk was going to be…more here

Familiar Place, Familiar Locals

As soon as the Sun comes out there is a little voice in my head that will do its best to get me out with the camera…more here

A Consolation Prize

Any walk, along any river can be very special. There is so much wildlife that is attracted to bodies of freshwater that a sighting of something new…more here

From Riverbank to Wetlands

After yesterday’s wander along the River Stour at Blandford and the resulting two hour game of hide and seek with an Otter it was time to move on…more here

Tales From the Riverbank

I had been watching the forecast all week, waiting for a break in the weather to give me a chance to get out with my camera…more here

Early: Just Before Breakfast

For a while this morning, as a rising Sun shone brightly between a growing cloud bank, the light was just about perfect…more here

Windblown and Wornout

It was always going to be blowy, the weather forecast was clear about that and you could see white horses leaping from the waves in the bay…more here

A Tale of Two Views

Whichever way you looked this morning you were greeted with a different sky. Dark looming clouds skirted the Isle of Purbeck to the south but…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.