James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

Friday Photo: Beads of dew

It’s no excuse really, but photography in the UK has always seemed dull, a little tame perhaps, and so I rarely take the time to indulge in it. That’s why I really don’t consider myself a photographer, because anyone can make themselves look good when their subject is an angry Black Caiman or a herd of Wildebeest. Saying that, I recently had a chance to take a borrowed lens for a spin whilst visiting an Essex Wildlife Trust reserve. Picking the nearest vaguely interesting object, here is what I found. A web delicately covered in dew, and a lesson; if we take a moment to look at our surroundings, even boring old England can hold it’s own amongst the best of them.





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