A professional photographer based in Devon, south-west England
An experienced and qualified photographer, a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), shooting for National Geographic Creative.
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From basking sharks to bluebells, from its fragile submarine reefs to the tops of its highest moorland tors, southwest England is one of Britain's most beautiful, most wildlife-rich areas. Its landscapes are among the country's most diverse, and include the rugged, storm-battered cliffs of Cornwall, the heathlands of Dorset, the dunes and river estuaries of Devon, the rugged moors and ancient woodlands of both Dartmoor and Exmoor, and the reefs of the Scillies, Plymouth Sound and Lyme Bay.
There is much to celebrate in the beauty of southwest England’s landscapes and wildlife, and Nigel’s latest book, Wild Southwest, does just that.
Click on the image above to see sample pages and to read a chapter.
Wild Southwest is a colourful, richly illustrated introduction to southwest England’s most beautiful wild places, as well as its magnificent plant and animal wildlife.
Encompassing the four southwest counties of Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, environments covered include the region’s two national parks (Dartmoor and Exmoor) and its geological World Heritage Site (the Jurassic Coast), as well as a host of wider environnents, ranging from Somerset’s Mendip Hills and Dorset’s chalk grasslands, to the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, the lovely Isles of Scilly, and the stunning submarine environment that surrounds the southwest peninsula.
Wildlife ranges from bluebells and bee orchids to basking sharks and buzzards, taking in many of the southwest’s common plant and animal species, plus some of its lesser known ones.
All writing and terrestrial photography is by Nigel Hicks.
Underwater photography is supplied by Paul Naylor and Colin Munro.
See a gallery of Wild Southwest sample images:
Chapter 1: Landscapes and Habitats
Chapter 2: The Southwest’s Wildlife
Chapter 3: The Jurassic Coast
Chapter 4: Dorset Grasslands and Heaths
Chapter 5: The Mendip and Quantock Hills
Chapter 6: The Somerset Levels
Chapter 7: Exmoor
Chapter 8: North Devon Landscapes and Seascapes
Chapter 9: Dartmoor
Chapter 10: South Devon Shores
Chapter 11: South Cornwall Shores
Chapter 12: North Cornwall Coast and Moors
Chapter 13: West Cornwall Coast and Heaths
Chapter 14: The Isles of Scilly
Some Wild Southwest basic data:
Publication date: October 2016
No of pages: 160
Word count: approx 25000
Image count: approx 300
Cover type: Paperback
Availability: Worldwide through all good high street bookshops and online stores.
Publisher: Aquaterra Publishing
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