A Woodland Wonderland With Stephen Dalton

issue 47
A Woodland Wonderland
Award-winning wildlife photographer Stephen Dalton pioneered the original groundbreaking technique for capturing high-speed images of animals in free flight. Now in his 80th year and set to launch book number 15, he explains his latest project centred on woodlands

Let’s go back to when you began your high-speed nature photography career in the 1970s. Why did you choose to specialise in this area for your wildlife imagery?
In the early 1970s insects had never been photographed in free flight, which was odd because flight is what insects are all about and why they are the most successful land-bound creatures on Earth. So I spent a couple of years working out why and what the photographic problems were. This paid off because by the mid...

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