Mike Attwood

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Gender MALE
Industry Environment
Occupation Wildlife Photographer
Location West Sussex, United Kingdom
Introduction Evacuated during the second world war to a village in Yorkshire where I lived in the home of a good photographer for more than five years who taught me the basics and a great deal about nature. Well past retirement age I have been a wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Red Kites have been my speciality for much of this period. I did spend several years snapping wheelchair athletes and organizing the British Road Race Championship. In the year 2000 I was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society for my portfolio on wheelchair athletes. Most of my pics are digital, using Sony cameras and Sigma lenses. I used to spend many weeks each year with friends in Wales which is close to the Elan Valleys where I got many of my raptor pics. I now get these pictures more closely to home, specially red kites and peregrines. I support my pension by selling my pics, cards, coasters, fridge magnets and key rings etc. at craft fairs, something I wish I had done much earlier in life. I give illustrated talks to clubs and societies on wildlife and other branches of photography that I have been involved in.
Interests Environment, wildlife, birds, raptors, red kite, osprey, peregrine, tigers, cheetah, snow leopard, owls, fomula 1
Favorite Movies Midnight Cowboy, Life of Brian, Oliver, Fierce Creatures.
Favorite Music Queen, Nielson, Bee Gees, Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac, Don Partridge RIP, John Lennon RIP, Monty Sunshine RIP