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 About me

Hello and welcome to my website...


Hope you will enjoy all the images shown here and hopefully already enjoy, as much as I do, the beauty in the creatures that I have photographed. We are extremely blessed that we share our world with such beauty, capturing it in photography, and being able to share these memories is why this site was developed. I thrive on sharing the wildlife, be it from my photographs presented at one of my lectures or just showing it to likeminded people during a guided walk, which is something I find an extremely pleasurable experience.  


A bit about me...

I have been interested in birds and wildlife since I was a bored kid in high school, but more seriously though from my mid-teens, and have been involved in local birding in Nottinghamshire for many years. My local patch has been the Idle Valley Nature Reserve (formerly Sutton & Lound Gravel Pits) since my late School days, and in 1990 I co-formed the Lound Bird Club with my brother and a few other local friends. Although the club continues today, it has changed very much, though we still collectively continue to record the bird and other forms of wildlife found there. The actual nature reserve is still developing, we have a visitor centre including a shop, café and toilet facilities and the reserve is managed for wildlife by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 


I have been a birdwatcher, better still, just call me a birder, for all my adult life. I have travelled to many parts of the western world but still have yet to venture east any further than Turkey. My photography skills get better season by season though I'm still fairly new to digital DSLR photography. I would rather capture the moment than to get that 'set up' photograph as many do and although they do get that perfect image, in my mind, its cheating. I also rarely edit any of my images other than just a little bit of cropping.


Birds, butterflies, bugs, animals, plants, fungus and other wildlife are extremely interesting and covered extensively on this website. However, 'flight' in the form of both fixed wing and rotary winged aircraft are also high on my level of interest and I could easily spend a day just watching passenger jets at Heathrow or Manchester or watching fast jets at an air show or air base. 2019 saw my bucket list dream of visiting the various Boeing Airplane Company factories in Seattle, Washington, USA and specifically to visit and see for myself the 747 'jumbo jet' production line at Everett, north of the city of Seattle. That aircraft sharing its 50th birthday with me in that same year! 


I would be all too happy to just spend everyday outdoors and love the natural world. Please join me and lets enjoy our wildlife and our hobbies together. From 2021, I began offering a series of wildlife related lectures at very reasonable rates, so please contact me for the subject, info and the fees I charge. I would also be happy to guide outdoor bird & wildlife walks, it's something that I do really enjoy, not just for the social side but for sharing the knowledge, and seeing the joy on people's faces as they encounter our wildlife. Please contact me to discuss lecturing or guiding for your group/society.

For now, please enjoy the content within this website and hope we can meet soon. Please call/email me and leave a message. I will get back to you very soon.


Thank you.


Gary Hobson

Mobile: 07464964879 or email:

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