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.



There can be no doubt that if you spend enough time with a wild animal a relationship, of sorts, can build up and the animal will recognise you… more here

That’s More Like It!

This morning’s early wander was bathed in a warm Sun that has been missing quite a bit lately and before the wind picked up all was calm…more here

The Golden Hour?

Any photographer will tell of The Golden Hour: that time just after sunrise and just before sunset when the light is softer than at other times of day…more here

Walking in the Footsteps of Giants

Just a few metres from the Priest’s Way is a patch of land that was cleared for quarrying just a few years ago… more here

Birds of a Feather

There is nothing like a bit of Sun to bring out the birds and with the Sun comes more opportunities to get out and about…more here

In Search of the Sun


High above the coast path is another trail that heads west, it mirrors the one below and gives a bird’s eye view of the cliffs both to the east and the west…more here

The Kimmeridge Ridge

Kimmeridge is a little village on the Isle of Purbeck famous for its bay and the fossils that can be found there …more here

And the Robin Still Sings.

Rain is important, we know that and without rain our green and pleasant land would be a whole lot less green and pleasant…more here

It rains for longer in the woods!

It seems that you can hear every raindrop as it tumbles through the leaves and every breath of wind releases more…more here

Blue Skies and Adders

A walk along the coast path is always good whatever the weather but on a beautiful blue sky Spring morning it is just about perfect…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.