Richard Nicoll - ten years of photographing Wicken Fen
The abundance of wildlife at Wicken Fen is captured by talented local photographer Richard Nicoll.
In the spring of 2010 I bought a digital SLR camera for a holiday to Orkney. What started as something to record the events of that trip turned into an obsession with capturing the natural world in all its different forms from the tiny insects, to fish in the lodes (the local name for rivers/streams) to the birds and mammals that inhabit the National Trust's Wicken Fen Nature Reserve.
Along the way there have been many memorable encounters with the people who visit the fen whether that's for scientific research, making documentaries or simply out and about for a walk in a wild space. Not forgetting, of course, all the people from the National Trust who manage the reserve and help to make it a great place for people and wildlife.
Richard's images have won many awards in national and international competitions including 15 Gold Medals and been published by AAAS's Science Journal, BBC Countryfile Magazine, BBC Springwatch/Autumnwatch, Bloomsbury, BTO, Cambridge Independent, Cambridge News, Country Life Magazine, Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Royal Wildlife Trusts and RSPB.
You can find out more about Richard's work here
Here is a selection of Richard's favourites from the last ten years:
All images are Copyright (c) Richard Nicoll. All rights reserved.