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Photographer of the Week – Alec Christie

Favourite location

Sea cliffs and islands - especially the Isle of May. Also kelp forests around the Farne Islands with seals.

Latest wildlife picture

A picture of a hen harrier at Leighton Moss RSPB.

Who are your heroes?

Sir David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Irwin. Although they are not so much famous photographers (except Chris) they inspired me to get interested in wildlife and pick up this hobby.

Best piece of advice

Think about what you're taking a picture of and try to create a story. Don't just take a picture of something because it's there.

Favourite subject?

I love seabirds, especially razorbills with their jet black faces and white stripes.

Favourite lens?

At the moment a 150-600mm Tamron which gets you so close to the action, but I do like my first lens, the Canon 70-300mm IS. It was a great travel lens and got me into wildlife photography.

Most memorable moment?

It has to be diving with seals off the Farne Islands where I first tried out dry suit diving and my GoPro. I got some amazing videos and pictures but most importantly unforgettable experience of being chewed by a seal all over (see my page for the video!)

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