Michael Potts
Wildlife and Landscape Photography

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Welcome...

Michael Potts has spent more than 30 years as a wildlife cameraman, working mostly for the BBC in more than 50 countries worldwide on major series such as The Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals and many programmes in the Natural World series. Michael has now turned his wealth of experience to stills photography, of both wildlife and landscapes, at home and abroad. With Snowdonia and the beautiful Welsh coast on his doorstep there is no shortage of inspiration.

Latest News, Events & Exibitions

Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand

Monday 22nd February 2016 |

I have recently returned from a fantastic trip to the subantarctic islands of New Zealand. We left Bluff Harbour. South Island on 3rd Febuary 2016 heading for the Snares Islands some 80 kms South. These islands are very closely monitored by the...

Latest News

Monday 10th August 2015 |

The Bird Fair at Rutland Water (21-23 Aug) is coming up rapidly, so it's full steam ahead getting prints made and mounted in readiness. I'm also doing more canvas prints this year of Albatross (various species), Curlew, Terns, Puffins and...

Talks on Wildlife

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 |

As I mentioned in my latest news item I am now doing talks to wildlife and photographic societies, I have 3 talks at present;  the first entitled  'A Passion for Wildfowl',  I have had a lifelong interest in this...

Royal Albatross

Projects this Year

Seabird Photography

Now is the time to photograph seabirds as they return to their seacliffs to breed; Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Shags and Kittiwakes. I love the next two months of activity as I have my own boat and will be able to access some of the more remote sea cliffs. One of my favourite subjects is the Manx Shearwater which I photograph at dawn. It's possible to see large rafts of them in certain areas of the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales; see images in the Seabirds category of the Gallery.

Workshops

I will be running workshops on various aspects of Natural History Photography with the emphasis on the field aspect of the process. The use of field craft and a thorough knowledge of the subject are essential combined with an intimate understanding of camera and lenses. I will also look at the art of building and using hides in various situations as this is an essential tool in the nature photographers armoury. The courses will vary between 1 and 3 days, so do watch this space for announcements on future events.

From the Gallery

This is the area I use to showcase my work. It will be updated regularly as I produce new images, so please take the time to look and see what's new.

Water Rail on Ice

(Water Rail on Ice)