Michael Potts
Wildlife and Landscape Photography

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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

Latest news

Tuesday 2nd January 2024 |

The website has been somewhat dormant for the last few years!  so it is about time for a refresh of the images and text.  Over the next few months I hope to have the time to make some major improvements, in the meantime I will be...

Latest News Dec 17

Saturday 2nd December 2017 |

The Bird Fair at Rutland Water back in August  was succesful and enjoyable as ever, meeting many old friends and making new ones. After the Bird Fair I went on to Sutton Bridge to stay with an old friend there in the west lighthouse.The...

Exhibitions for 2017

Tuesday 6th June 2017 |

At present I have an exhibition of my photography at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire .  Mostly large canvas prints of wildfowl and seabirds,it began on 5th March and finishes on 19th June.  As...

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.


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.

Sword Billed Hummingbird

(Sword Billed Hummingbird)