About Mike Potts
I have 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. I have now turned this wealth of experience to stills photography, of both wildlife and landscapes, at home and abroad. With Snowdonia and the beautiful Welsh coast on my doorstep there is no shortage of inspiration.
During my filming career I was a bird specialist; the highlights of that career were making films on ‘Birds of Paradise’ in New Guinea and ‘Bowerbirds’ in Australia with David Attenborough. I still specialize in bird photography and have recently spent time in Australia, New Zealand and Alaska photographing rare species of waterfowl and other native birds. Most of my landscape photography is in North Wales, though I have many landscape images from my travels abroad
For those of you with an interest in equipment for particular aspects of photography, this is a brief breakdown of what I use.
Nikon cameras and lenses, currently a D3 and D2x with lenses from 16mm-500mm. I also have a Fuji 617 Panorama camera for the big wide landscapes, fantastic quality.
I have had several exhibitions in North Wales, with the National Trust and other local galleries. I have also exhibited at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge and Welney.
I have written photo articles as well as providing images for Outdoor Photography, Birds Illustrated and Waterlife. Over 600 of my wildlife and landscape images are held by Nature Picture Library in Bristol and these are used for a wide range of publications.