About the Author

Marc Baldwin

Current Place of Residence: the New Forest in Hampshire, UK.

General Interests and Hobbies: Pretty much anything to do with wildlife, photography, reading, movies, computers, technical and generic writing, music, tae bo and going out for a couple of beers with mates. Over the last decade, my interest in wildlife photography has ballooned and I regularly drag myself out of bed at the crack of dawn to take my camera in search of wildlife to photograph. While I don’t consider myself a “good” photographer, knowing so many who are simply a different calibre, I am slowly improving. Having reached a, let’s say, “passable” level, some of my efforts are to be found adorning the pages of this site, in the gallery here, and a more comprehensive collection can be found on my Flickr page.

I’ve always been fascinated by the natural world and enjoy being out in it whenever I can. Indeed, part of the reason it takes so long to get new content onto this site is that I’d much rather be out with the camera than sat in front of a computer screen, particularly when the weather’s half-decent. I have studied marine biology/oceanography to MSc level following a childhood obsession with elasmobranch (shark and ray) natural history and, although this still remains a strong interest for me, I have more recently been bitten by the ‘mammal bug’, or as the late, great shark biologist Rick Aidan Martin once called them over lunch in London, the “fantastic furballs”. Being fortunate enough to live in such a stunning part of the country, this website charts the biology and behaviour of some of the species I have the pleasure of being able to observe and photograph locally. I also hope that my passion for trying to understand the species I’m watching shines through in the articles themselves.