15 July 2018
The village of Carataunas is home to as many cats as people! In fact, the villagers are known locally as "Los Gatos". As summer starts to take hold, the young kittens become more adventurous and can be seen exploring their surroundings for the first time. They may be bold, but still like to stick together.
03 June 2018
The swifts and swallows that arrived from Africa in the spring have now set up their nests. With chicks to feed, the adults are busy catching flying insects. Dawn and dusk is noisy with the birds' chatter and their flocks make swirling patterns in the sky.
26 May 2018
The end of May is when the fiesta of San Isidro, patron saint of Capileira, takes place. The fiesta is a mixture of religious blessing, a thanksgiving, a village feasting and colourful get-together of young and old and everyone in between. It all takes place, appropriately, in the communal threshing area at the heart of shared rural life.
28 April 2018
Although we're busy taking photographs all year round, nothing beats getting the first shots of our beautiful springtime. The first wave of meadow flowers brings out all sorts of insect life.
30 March 2018
Once a year, there is a "feria" in the town of Orgiva where you can find local crafts and foods. It is a pleasant morning's stroll and for those visiting the area, ideal for choosing some original gifts to take home.
02 Feb 2018
It may be winter in Spain, but the increased day length is already bringing out lots of flowers. My money plants are covered in tiny white stars which the honey bees go mad for. Every day, dozens come to feed and the plants are noisy with the sound of their busy-bee-ness.
7 Nov 2017
It's that time of year when everyone is harvesting their olives. Once the olives have been taken to the mill, the tree prunings must be burnt in a timely way. Burning has to be done during certain hours when there is no wind, so smoke hangs around for sometime in the cold, still air.
15 Oct 2017
Even though many birds migrate south for the winter, some, like this reed warbler hang around for the season. This little chap was caught by the Laguna de Padul, an area of preserved wetland in Granada province.
08 Jul 2017
During the summer months, the evening views over the Sierra Nevada foothills can be quite spectacular. This image catches a swallow feeding on insects, contrasting against the evening sky which silhouettes the lower mountains and the power lines which cross the scene like a large cobweb.
13 May 2017
It's no wonder this region is called the 'snowfall' mountain range. Thick snow covers the peaks from November until April, providing skiing in winter and water for the summer. The beauty of this scene, the blue of the sky and the dazzling white of the snow is repeated every winter, but I never grow tired of photographing it.
25 Mar 2017
El Torcal, 40 minutes' drive inland from Malaga, is the strangest landscape in the province. Weathered rocks look like stacks of plates, ancient statues and sci-fi scenery. Early in the year, thick mists swirl around the upper slopes adding even more to the ghostly atmosphere. After shooting this scene I saw a mother mountain goat and kid picking their way along the crags.
24 Feb 2017
The first blooms of spring! From a few brave flowers at the end of January there's a sudden burst of snowy blossom in February. Hillsides covered in pink and white almond blossom are a wonderful thing to see and a sign that winter is coming to an end.
12 Feb 2016
Something a little different, trying out a few new techniques here. I wanted the sepia postcard effect to exaggerate the bleak, winter scene of the cold mountains and rural pylons.
13 Nov 2016
Oh how I love taking pictures of the moon, you can never have too many! The end of the year has such clear air and pictures are particularly sharp. I'm always on the alert for photo opportunities, so when a super moon is on the rise I'll be there at the ready.
12 Nov 2017
Despite it being the middle of winter with snow on the high ground, there's many a warm day to be had on the coast. Even if it's a bit brisk to take your coat off, you can sit on the beach in the sun. To enjoy a beer with a seafood tapas in the middle of February is one of life's joys.
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