Bio

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Jon is a natural history writer, photographer and wildlife tour guide based in the Shetland Isles, but with strong links in mainland Europe and North America that see him travelling widely in search of memorable wildlife encounters.  

He credits a childhood living in the rural West Country of England for his lifelong interest in all things natural history based - a childhood spent exploring the water meadows and abandoned orchards of the Somerset Levels, and the droves and ancient woods of Dorset's Blackmoor Vale. Before long he had spread his wings further afield and was travelling widely around the British Isles and then further afield in search of birds, butterflies and orchids. 

A move to Shetland some 10 years ago found him happily living in one of Europe's great wildlife habitats, with Otters literally on his doorstep, and summer evenings spent watching Harbour Porpoises from the kitchen window. A latent fascination with sea mammals led to an exciting collaboration with fellow Shetland Wildlife guides Hugh Harrop and Rob Still to produce "Britain's Sea Mammals" for Princeton University Press. Further publishing projects are in the pipeline... 

Meanwhile, Jon is never happier than when he's out in the field with his camera trying to do justice to the wonderful wildlife he encounters on his travels; though sitting watching the sun set over the sea in Shetland while he writes about what he's seen comes a very close second for his affections.