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Hugh Lansdown in Taksin Maharat National Park, Thailand

My name is Hugh Lansdown and I'm a wildlife photographer.

When I'm not travelling the world in search of unusual wildlife to photograph, I am based in Gorseinon, South Wales where I carry out various training and conservation activities.

If you'd like to see some of the animals I've photographed, you can use the menus at the top to browse my galleries. There are sections for mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects and spiders, as well as all the different countries I've visited.

If you'd like to know more about my photography and the conservation work I'm involved in you can contact me here...

Latest News

  • Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda
  • 30th July - 1st August 2014

  • The final National Park on my trip to Uganda was Lake Mburo... another savannah reserve but this time with lots of thorn scrub providing cover for species such as eland, impala and topi.

    Topi (Damaliscus korrigum) in Lake Mburo National Park
    Two male Topi fighting... the victor will win the exclusive right to mate with all the females in the herd!

    (Click here for photos of a snake eating a gecko at Lake Mburo...)


  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
  • 27th - 30th July 2014

  • Finally reached the main objective of the trip... Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the far south-west of Uganda close to the borders of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. It took a rough four-hour drive followed by another four hours trekking through lush tropical forest on steep mountain slopes, and then suddenly I was standing 5 meters from a majestic silverback Mountain Gorilla! There followed a magical hour photographing him and his family as they foraged, played and groomed each other. More photos of Bwindi primates here...

    Silverback Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


  • Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 25th -27th July 2014

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park, my latest stop is another savannah reserve. It doesn’t have as much wildlife as Murchison but I still managed to get some nice shots of elephants, buffalo and crocodiles as well as an interesting catch on the camera trap I left outside my tent! More from the camera trap here…




  • Kibale National Park, Uganda
  • 23rd - 25th July 2014

  • The latest stage in my Uganda trip was a tough twelve-hour drive south from Murchison Falls on rough, unmade roads to Kibale National Park deep in the rain forest. It was worth it though, as the change in habitat brought a whole new array of species including the enigmatic chimpanzees. Photos from a night trek in the rain forest here…

    Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park


  • Murchison Falls, Uganda
  • 21st - 23rd July 2014

  • My first stop in Uganda was Murchison Falls National Park in the north-west of the country. A very impressive area of lush green savannah surrounding the River Nile and teeming with wildlife including elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos and many species of bird. More photos here…

    Giraffe feeding on thorn bushes
    Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) browsing

    Red-throated Bee-eater in Murchison Falls National Park
    Red-throated Bee-eater (Merops bullocki)


  • Belgrade Forest, Turkey
  • 20th July 2014

  • Spent the morning in Belgrade Forest on the outskirts of Istabul. It’s a beautiful deciduous woodland site with lots of interesting wildlife including birds, butterflies, dragonflies and lizards.

    Belgrade Forest scenery
    Belgrade Forest

    Balkan Wall Lizard on a ruined wall
    Balkan Wall Lizard (Podarcis tauricus)

    Large Skipper Butterfly feeding
    Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)


  • More News

    If you would like to see some of the older news articles, please click here  

Events

  • Friday 29th August
  • Taith Cerdded Bywyd Gwyllt, Gwarchodfa Natur Parc Slip
     
  • Sunday 7th September
  • Urban Botanising Walk, Furnace and Penyfai Lane, Llanelli
     
  • 13th - 14th September
  • Attending Amphibian and Reptile Course.
     
  • 4th - 5th October
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award training.
     
  • Wednesday 8th October
  • Giving a talk for the Glamorgan Wildlife Photographic Club on Trekking in Uganda.
     
  • Saturday 18th October
  • Butterfly Conservation Wales AGM and Members Day.
     
  • 8th - 9th November
  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Training.
     
  • Thursday 1st January 2015
  • Bridgend Wildlife Trust Group walk at Monknash
     
  • Mon 5th Jan
  • Giving a talk for the Wildlife Trust Bridgend Group on Amphibians and Reptiles Around the World.
     
  • Saturday 7th February
  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Navigation Day.
     
  • Saturday 28th February
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Navigation Day.
     
  • Tues 3rd March
  • Talk for the Glamorgan Bird Club on Photographing Thai Birdlife.
     
  • 22nd - 23rd March
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award practice expedition.
     
  • Friday 17th April
  • Giving a wildlife talk to the Cardiff RSPB Group.
     
  • 18th - 20th April
  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award practice expedition.
     
  • 27th - 28th June
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award final expedition.
     

Conservation

  • You can't spend your days out in the countryside photographing wildlife without being amazed at the wonder and intricacy of the natural world. At the same time, the huge threats facing the environment are plain for everyone to see and unless we're prepared to fight to protect it, many of the creatures we admire so much will be lost forever.
     
  • The Wildlife Trust - www.welshwildlife.org
  • Butterfly Conservation - www.butterfly-conservation.org
  • RSPB - www.rspb.org.uk
  • Amateur Entomologists' Society - www.amentsoc.org
  • British Arachnological Society - www.britishspiders.org.uk
  • Llanelli Naturalists - www.llanellinaturalists.org.uk
     
  • Gower Wildlife - www.goweros.blogspot.co.uk
  • Glamorgan Wildlife Photographic Club - www.glamorganwildlifephotoclub.org.uk