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.
I am personally organising and running a trip to the French Pyrenees in June/July 2021. The French Pyrenees tour looks at resident bird species all set off by the fabulous scenery of this high mountain range. Needless to say we will also be looking at mammals, flora, insects and any other wildlife we can find. I also hope to go to Norfolk in September/October for my final tour. Having led tours for many years now, I feel the time has come for me to retire from that activity so that I can concentrate on other things while I still have the ability. As soon as I can, I will price these tours and get them on to my web site.
I also give illustrated talks within 45 minutes drive of my home in Ringwood in Hampshire. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, I have been updating my talks so that they are available on Zoom. Each Zoom talk is divided into 3 sections; 35 minute first half, 7 minute break (during which photos are shown but no commentary is given) and then a 20 minute final section. There will then be time for questions and answers. The commentary to my talks is always live; there are no pre-recorded talks available. My fee for a talk via Zoom is £50 which I feel is very reasonable.
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.