Michael Potts
Wildlife and Landscape Photography

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Welcome...

Michael Potts has spent more than 30 years as a wildlife cameraman, working mostly for the BBC in more than 50 countries worldwide on major series such as The Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals and many programmes in the Natural World series. Michael has now turned his wealth of experience to stills photography, of both wildlife and landscapes, at home and abroad. With Snowdonia and the beautiful Welsh coast on his doorstep there is no shortage of inspiration.

Latest News, Events & Exibitions

Birdfair 2014 at Rutland Water.  August 15-17th.

Tuesday 20th May 2014 |

I will be exhibiting at the Biirdfair again this August, I will have a selection of framed and unframed prints, with some new material from the sub Antarctic Islands and the Ross Sea, several species of Albatross and Penguins.There will be a...

Expedition to Ross Sea. Antarctic. Feb- March 2014

Saturday 17th May 2014 |

The Antarctic region is a place I have always wanted to visit, I had hoped that I would be sent there on a filming trip but this never happened sadly. So last year I made the decision to go to the Sub Antarctic Islands and the Ross Sea,  not...

Birdfair 2013 - 16-18th August

Wednesday 3rd July 2013 |

I have been going to the Birdfair at Rutland Water for several years, it's a great event with exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. There are several huge marquees full of all things to do with birds and bird watching; ...

Royal Albatross

Projects this Year

Seabird Photography

Now is the time to photograph seabirds as they return to their seacliffs to breed; Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Shags and Kittiwakes. I love the next two months of activity as I have my own boat and will be able to access some of the more remote sea cliffs. One of my favourite subjects is the Manx Shearwater which I photograph at dawn. It's possible to see large rafts of them in certain areas of the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales; see images in the Seabirds category of the Gallery.

Workshops

I will be running workshops on various aspects of Natural History Photography with the emphasis on the field aspect of the process. The use of field craft and a thorough knowledge of the subject are essential combined with an intimate understanding of camera and lenses. I will also look at the art of building and using hides in various situations as this is an essential tool in the nature photographers armoury. The courses will vary between 1 and 3 days, so do watch this space for announcements on future events.

From the Gallery

This is the area I use to showcase my work. It will be updated regularly as I produce new images, so please take the time to look and see what's new.

Brown Teal a pair roosting

(Brown Teal a pair roosting)