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About

Many thanks for taking the time to visit my site.
All the images are © R.K.Willis and are available for sale as digital files. Please contact me to discuss your requirements via the contact form.
I spent my earlier life in the Peak District of England. In 2002 I met an American lady, Christine, and in 2005/6 we got married and moved to the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Desert in Southern California. My early retirement enabled me to spend more time pursuing my lifelong hobby - observing and photographing wildlife. After visiting the South Oregon Coast for several years we finally moved to Port Orford in 2016 - please visit the Oregon gallery.

For the somewhat technically minded, all the images on this site have been captured on various Nikon cameras, my latest being a D810 and a D500. I have owned and enjoyed many lenses over the years and my latest line up is a superb Sigma 300-800mm EX APO which I have owned for several years, a light weight Sigma 100-400mm Contemporary lens for hiking and to my mind at least a stunning Sigma 150-600mm Sport. The Sigma 150-600 Sport is easily my favorite lens and is responsible for the majority of the images produced over the last two years. I do have a few other lenses like macro lenses etc. I use Gitzo tripods and have 3 blinds.

Various techniques have been employed to capture these images, ranging from, long term observation to identify behavioral patterns, Infra red beams, stealth in the field and the use of a blind/hide.
The use of a blind is by far my favorite method of capturing wild images. All images are truly wild - no captive animals here.

I should also mention the portion of luck – to be at the right place, at the right time, with enough light, to have suitable equipment, for the subject to appear in a suitable pose and ideally with a glint in its eye. - SNAP.