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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

  • Pembrokeshire Parasites
  • 9th April 2015

  • It looks like something out of an alien movie, but this is actually a noctuid caterpillar that's been infected by a virus which is starting to burst out of it's skin. (Click here for more details on how the virus controls it's prey.)

    Virus infecting a caterpillar
    Infected Caterpillar, Cwm Soden Nature Reserve, Pembrokeshire



  • Pembrokeshire Coast
  • 24th December 2014

  • Spent Christmas Eve walking the Welsh Coastal Path from Pendine to Saundersfoot. Not a lot of wildlife in the cool winter sunshine, but superb views of the Pembrokeshire coastline.

    Marros Sands in the winter sunshine
    Marros Sands, Pembrokeshire



  • Welsh Amphibians and Reptiles
  • 13th -14th September 2014

  • Attended an excellent course on the Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles this weekend, where I not only learnt about how these facinating animals live their lives but I also got the chance study them in the their natural habitat.
    Click here for more photos...

    Young Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) at Parc Slip Nature Reserve
    Young Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) basking in the autumn sunshine


  • 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


  • More News

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

Events

  • Sunday 24th May
  • Leading a Butterfly Walk in the Alun Valley
     
  • 26th - 30th May
  • Photographic Trip to Dorset and Surrey
     
  • 30th May - 7th June
  • Butterfly Conservation South Wales New Members Week at Cross Hands
     
  • 27th - 28th June
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award practice expedition.
     
  • 12th - 13th July
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award final expedition.
     
  • 11th July - 19th July
  • Butterfly Conservation South Wales Members Week in the Alun Valley
     
  • Sat 25th July
  • Butterflies for Beginners event at the Welsh Wildlife Centre
     
  • Friday 7th August
  • Flying out to Beijing
     

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