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A black and white photograph of a silverback mountain gorilla in the Volcanoes National Park, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

It's a hot and humid morning in February 2008 when I find myself in a small group of tourists in the rainforests of Rwanda, watching one of the natural world's most impressive sights: a silverback mountain gorilla. But as we shuffle around, all trying to get a slightly better view, a slightly better photograph, we do precisely what we've been warned not to do. We surround him. And, right on…

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A long exposure photograph showing Llyn Ogwen with a mountainous background and dynamic sky in Snowdonia, Wales.

Top Photography Locations in Snowdonia

To mark the arrival of Spring, I spent a couple of weeks exploring the best photography locations Snowdonia has to offer. The whole of North Wales is chock full of gorgeous landscapes, so choosing the top locations is a challenge - but these were my favourite spots. Ogwen Valley Location: SH 64997 60380; 53.1234, -4.0188 Towards the north of Snowdonia, the A5 takes you through…

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A photograph showing a red and orange sunset sky over the silhouette of Mount Bisoke volcano in the Volcanoes National Park, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda.

Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) lies in the Virunga Mountains in north-west Rwanda. It borders the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The park's best-known attraction is the mountain gorilla - click here to read my post on mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda. But the park is a stunning…

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A long exposure photograph at dusk showing the mountains Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike above Wast Water in the Lake District, Cumbria.

Lake District Photography Tour: the Western Lakes

Last week I headed to Wasdale Head for six days of camping, hiking and photography. I found a few stunning spots for Lake District photography that I wanted to share. Wast Water Location: NY 168068; 54.4498, -3.2841 Wast Water is England's deepest lake and lies in the shadow of its highest peak, Scafell Pike. It's a beautiful location with plenty…

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