Saturday, 27 February 2010
The common Eurasian Coot is a plump waterbird similar to a moorhen. I spotted this one foraging by the pond in Saint James's Park, London.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Normally I'm too slow when trying to take close-ups of birds. By the time I'm ready they're long gone! Luckily this robin in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace didn't mind waiting for me.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
No matter how many times I photograph the moon, every photo seems to reveal surface features I hadn't previously noticed. Tonight the shadows fell just right for the Apennine Mountains to show to the west of the Sea of Serenity. The range includes Mons Huygens, the highest mountain on the moon at 5000m.
Friday, 19 February 2010
This morning I wandered around central London and was amazed how tame the squirrels are. They seemed quite happy to pose patiently for photos and were confident enough to climb all over me!
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
The Nine Ladies Stone Circle is a Bronze Age circle of 10 stones in the Peak District National Park. The tenth stone was discovered in 1976. According to legend the Nine Ladies were turned to stone for dancing on a Sunday.
The circle appears to have been used by modern Druids as a holy place to worship nature. Their offering was left at the centre of the circle.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
There are some amazing formations in Gough's Cave, but I can never see what they're supposed to be. What do they look like to you?
Sunday, 7 February 2010
The Swiss Village is a formation in Gough's Cave, Cheddar. The picture and clip both show the village's reflection in a shallow pool below the formation.