Jonathan Smithies
Wildlife Photography

Tag: 100-400

Road trip with a reptilian rock-star

While I was driving towards a quiet village in Southwest Turkey called Osmaniye, a very big lizard ran across the road and scuttled into the bushes. I pulled over the car to discover there were in fact two of them, perhaps a male and a female. I later learned that the scientific name for these creatures was Laudakia stellio, also known as the Roughtail

Ponies and dragonflies

Birds, particularly smaller passerines, are my primary passion in terms of what I most love to photograph. I really enjoy the challenge of photographing such incredibly beautiful and often skittish avian wildlife. I feel so connected to nature when outdoors, in the wild, with my camera. Somehow going out birding feels like stepping into another world. I get to leave the busy-ness of my

About the Author

About me

Jonathan Smithies is a British wildlife photographer currently living in Bristol. He has a passion for photographing birds and enjoys travelling throughout the UK and abroad.