Happy New Year
To start 2020, our cover photo, by wildlife photographer Andy Howard, encapsulates the season, whilst also being the perfect representation for all of us as we jump headfirst into the new year. Andy has published his second book, The Secret Life of the Cairngorms, dedicated to the wildlife he has photographed in the Scottish mountain range. Read on to discover what inspired him to write the book and find out more about the wildlife that inhabits the region.
Lorna Dockerill interviews professional photographer and environmentalist, Gregory Basco, about his uniquely brilliant photography and how he has combined his love of wildlife photography with conservation in Costa Rica.
For our Wild Location this month, award-winning photographer, Nick Hurst, takes us to the RSPB nature reserve in East Yorkshire, where you are sure to see the beauty of the northern gannet. Nick’s beautiful photos will get you adding this location to your ‘must-see’ list for 2020.
Equally as inspirational, but somewhat more stationary, we also have an article from wildlife photographer, Paul Hobson, on how he produced immensely creative images of fungi during a three-year photographic art project, all within his local area.
Looking back over the past year gives me a warm glow. Our monthly competitions have proved to be a huge success. You, our immensely creative readers, have submitted so many incredible images every month, each with its own story to tell - and this month is no exception. Our ‘Wild Skies’ competition had so many magnificent entries, all exhibiting wildlife living under the planet’s turbulent, yet beautiful, skies. Interestingly, most entries were taken in the Masai Mara, but Africa in general seems to have the most abundant cloud formations, judging from our entries.
I love reading about your images and experiences and look forward to seeing all of your entries every day. Don’t forget to keep an eye-out for our latest photo challenges, detailed on our Instagram stories each month.
All of the team at Wild Planet wish you a very prosperous and creative New Year.