Wildlife and Landscape Photographer, Lecturer and Tour Guide


Mike Read Home Page

I am Mike Read and I specialise in nature photography including birds, flowers, mammals and other wildlife as well as landscapes. I also give illustrated talks within an hour’s drive of my home. Living on the western edge of the fabulous New Forest National Park in southern England gives me easy access to it and I 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. 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.

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.

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!

Whilst I am represented by three photographic agents namely RSPB Images, Alamy and Nature Picture Library, I am also able to supply images direct to publishers myself.

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