Wildlife and Landscape Photographer, Lecturer and Tour Guide

Wildlife and landscape photography by Mike Read

I am a freelance nature photographer specialising in birds, flowers, mammals and other wildlife as well as landscapes.  I live on the western edge of the fabulous New Forest National Park in southern England and have a wide range of images of wildlife, traditions and views from this unique area.

Having worked as a freelance photographer for over 35 years I have built up a huge library of stunning images which are available as prints or for publication. Also, I am represented by three photographic agents namely RSPB Images, Alamy and Nature Picture Library and I am also able to supply images direct to publishers myself.  As I cannot show all of my images on my web site, if you are seeking images for publication, I would be happy to respond to your requirements list with a quantity of low resolution sample images.

Having led tours for a number of companies for many years, I felt it was time for a change.  I have now started my own easy-going, wildlife watching holidays and you can see these on my tours page.  They are two back-to-back spring trips to Scotland (Mull and the Central Highlands) and trips to my two favourite parts of France, Corsica and the Vercors.  The tours were so popular in 2018 that clients requested more.  As a consequence I have added 'The Camargue and Pyrenees - Migrants and Residents' which looks at resident birds, migrants passing through these two superb areas.  Needless to say we will also be looking at mammals, flora, insects and any other wildlife we can find.

I also give illustrated talks within an hour's drive of my home in Ringwood in Hampshire.

I have been lucky enough to travel to many parts of this wonderful planet and wherever I go, I always connect the wildlife to the place. It is just great to see those fabulous ocean wanderers, albatrosses, in flight over a back-lit Southern ocean or to hear red deer stags roaring during the autumn rut in the heather-clad glens of Scotland. Just thinking about things like that gives me a thrill!

I hope you enjoy browsing my site and if you have any queries, suggestions or requests, I would be happy to hear from you.