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.

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

Old Harry to White Nothe Part One: The Birds

Walking the paths that follow the Purbeck cliffs is something that I do on a daily basis and I never get bored …more here

Purbeck Art Weeks

This weekend has seen the beginning of this year’s Purbeck Art Weeks, a two week celebration …more here

A Dolphin Weekend

Few creatures that we can see around our beautiful Isle of Purbeck provoke the kind of reaction that Dolphins do… more here

A Full Day of Walking

Walking the many footpaths that crisscross the Isle of Purbeck is something I do on a daily basis… more here

From Portland Bill to Poole Harbour

Dorset has plenty of fine places to visit that are noted for their wildlife two of the best known are…more here

The Magic of Houns tout

Of all the walks that crisscross the Isle of Purbeck my favourite is a two mile easy path from Kingston to Houns tout, it is a walk that …more here

Blue Skies, Raptors, Purples & Spiders

The weather has been kind to us giving plenty of chances to wander the cliffs. At this time of year wild flowers are breaking free….more here

A walk for a walk

I have another guided walk on Sunday and as usual, a few days, before I check out the route to make sure there are no surprises… 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.