Jonathan Smithies
Wildlife Photography

About Me

My name is Jonathan, I’m a British wildlife photographer living from Bristol. I’ve been photographing wildlife for going on 3 years now, but I have enjoyed doing various kinds of photography since I was a teenager, including portraiture, fashion, interiors, travel and landscape.

Wildlife photography is a fantastic excuse to get outdoors and enjoy nature. I get to be an observer of the natural world, leaving the busyness and responsibility of my life behind for several hours at a time, to become a guest of the “wildlife” all around me.

While I would love to spend a lot more time out in the field, I do have a full time job that I love — I am a software engineer for a Welsh tech startup company. I consider myself blessed to have the flexibility to choose when I work and when I take pictures.

All photographs on this site are available to buy as high quality prints in a variety of sizes. I also produce photography calendars. If you would like to buy a print, order a calendar, collaborate with me in some way, or just ask a question, I would really love to hear from you. You can find me on social media and email me on the contact page.