Wild Philippines in Geographical mag

I’m really pleased to be able to say that the July issue of Geographical magazine (the monthly publication of the Royal Geographical Society) contains a prominent feature on my book Wild Philippines.

Consisting largely of extracts from the book’s first two chapters, it also features some of the photography, focussing largely on the Philippines’ unique, or endemic, animal species.

You can see the article here, by clicking on the image gallery below:

Moving forward with Wild Philippines

This is a fantastic new development, as I have to say in all honesty that we’ve been having all kinds of trouble managing to promote Wild Philippines. Not surprisingly, much of that is down to the Covid-19 pandemic, which completely wiped out plans to promote the book in the Philippines itself. So the Geographical article is a major boost and step forward in getting news about the book out there, at least within the UK.

Wild Philippines cover

About the Royal Geographical Society

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS), founded in the 19th century, is the UK’s most well-known research and exploration body, specialising in the promotion of study into geographical issues, both in the natural and the human worlds.

Some of the UK’s most famous explorers have been and indeed still are members of th RGS.

Geographical magazine is its monthly publication, going out automatically to all RGS members. It is also available generally, normally on sale in many good newsagents.

To find out more about the RGS click on the link below:

Find out about the RGS

To find out more about Geographical magazine click on this link:

Find out about Geographical magazine

Find out more about Wild Philippines

Wild Philippines is a major publication, written and published by Nigel Hicks and published by Oxford-based John Beaufoy Publishing. Its 208 pages give a hugely valuable overview and snapshot of the status of Philippine wildlife and its conservation. In addition, Wild Philippines features over 300 photos that focus in on the country’s huge numbers of utterly unique plant and animal species, ranging from the mighty Philippine Eagle to the vast numbers of orchid and medinilla plant species.

To find out more about Wild Philippines, and to see sample pages click on the link below:

Find out about Wild Philippines

Getting a copy of Wild Philippines

Wild Philippines is available around the world through all good book shops, both high street and online.

To buy directly from me contact me by phone (+44 (0)7977 546961) or click on the link below:

Buy a copy of Wild Philippines online

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Welcome to our new-look website!

Welcome to our new-look website! It has taken a while to come about, and it is still something of a work in progress, but we are now up and running. A few more behind-the-scenes tweaks will be needed, but nevertheless we hope you find the new site already looking good and performing well.

Looking familiar

The basic navigation, and even layout are deliberately relatively similar to the previous website, thus (hopefully) helping those of you already familiar with the site to find your way around easily. The main navigation route, as before, is through the page-head navigation menu, though there are also plent of links on each page, including fixed links on the right of each page (when seen on a computer) to the courses, tours, gift vouchers and latest images sections.

Website homepage
A partial view of the homepage on the new Nigel Hicks Photography website.

Looking new

Those things that have been greatly improved include the following. There is better security, working mostly behind the scenes but made visible by the padlock icon visible in your browser next to the web address. The image galleries display with brighter, clearer photos. We now have booking forms back up and running, to make it quicker and easier for you to book course and tour places, as well as to buy gift vouchers (although at the time of writing, the actual online payment process is still be tested).

What’s more this new blog page is now integrated into the same Nigel Hicks Photography website, instead of being restricted to a linked, but separate site. Hopefully, this will result in better integration between the news, tips and instruction articles that will appear here and what’s happening on the rest of the website.

Site development

Progress with developing the new site has been very slow in recent months due to there being not enough hours in a day (sound familiar?). So it’s amazing what can be achieved with a lockdown and collapse of business in general, even if accompanied in our case by a good dose of Covid-19. All is back up and functioning properly now (and not just the website!), so things are moving ahead.

Scillies photo gallery
A partial view of a photo gallery of the Isles of Scilly,

Exploring the site

Feel free to take a tour around the website. I hope you’ll enjoy the photo galleries, especially. As with the previous site, there are also, of course, sections on commercial photography, books, photography courses, photography tours, and Nigel’s products. Click on the links below to go straight to these.

If you find anything not working please let me know – nicely! I think we’ve checked everything over, but it’s possible something has been missed. The one remaining issue – online payments – should be up and running shortly.

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