James Lowen 

Also in Bird Watching magazine, I was touched to be included in a special pull-out on bird photography in the June issue. This showcased the work of some of the world's top bird photographers, including well-known names such as David Tipling and key collaborator on my next book, Oliver Smart. My image - of Chinstrap Penguins in Antarctica - was given a full double-spread, and also included on the contents page. I wonder if double use means double payment...


The March 2015 issue of Scottish Birds included an article by bird observatory warden David Parnaby on Fair Isle'srecord-breaking year in 2014. Three of my images were selected to illustrate the piece.

Finally, an article on the BirdLife International Partnership's Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in the magazine World Birdwatch. Here is the first page.


14 May 2015   Recent work

A few bits and pieces in recent publications. First up, the latest two instalments of my monthly column 'Beyond birdwatching' in Bird Watching magazine: eulogising orchids and dragonflies.

I was equally honoured to be asked by Marianne Taylor to be one of her wildlife experts for a piece about non-avian wildlife in the RSPB magazine, Nature's Home. With a microscope, you might even be able to see a wee photo of me, bottom right. Hitting the big time!