These images feature wildlife in the UK – foxes, wildcats, seals, deer, otters, butterflies and a range of our wonderful birdlife. They’re pictured at rest, at play, as they eat, and as they watch the camera watching them.

Nature photography involves waiting for hours in the hope of a special image and not always succeeding, but I always come home happy and grateful for the chance to be accepted in nature. It’s also important to try to capture the essence of who they are, without frightening or annoying shy or furtive creatures.

Here too are images of the flora of the countryside, with its delicate, sometimes short-lived life.