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Palmate Newt Swimming Underwater
15th April 2014 - 0 comments
For some time I have wanted to photograph the British Wildlife found in our ponds, lakes, rivers and streams. I have tried various methods of doing this (sometimes at great expense) with little success. Recently I have been experimenting with a GoPro 3+. These little cameras are most often used in filming extreme sports due to their small size, wide angle lens and durability. They also come with very sturdy underwater housing, which is what caught my attention. Using a homemade extendable pole mount and a bit of patience I was able to capture the video of a male palmate newt moving around its pond.



Okay, so the footage is shaky and not all that clear (best to watch in 1080p), but it's a start. It's fascinating to see these animals head on in their underwater world. As a professional ecologist, I come across newts a lot in my day job, but this is the first time I have seen them from this perspective. Hopefully I can improve on my first clips in the coming weeks and capture something really interesting soon.
Video Slideshow
21st July 2012 - 0 comments
In: News
I was recently contacted by my young film maker friend Max Tobin, to see if he could make a video to help me promote my photographs and share them with his audience on YouTube. Having seen many of Max's short films and comedy sketches, this was a bit different to his usual projects but it was still a no-brainer, and I immediately said yes!

Using the pictures on this site, and his editing skills, Max was able to create a lovely short video which shows some of my favourite images, and can be watched below.



from here, and his own wesbite you can see all of Max's other work, and see what great talent he has (amazing considering he is only 14 years old!!!). Many thanks Max, I expect great things from you in the future!

Thanks for reading,

Joel
Changes!
15th July 2011 - 0 comments
In: News
Okay,

I've been really busy lately so haven't had the chance to update the site or put new pictures up until now. I have added a "latest photos" section which should hopefully show the 12 most recent photos added to the site. I have also added a few more photos to various portfolios on the site, such as the one below, so check them out. Cheers,

Joel

New site up and running!
04th July 2011 - 0 comments
In: News
Hi everyone,

I have finally got my act together and created this website (something I have been meaning to do for a while)so I just wanted to say a big welcome to everyone who has found their way here. The site itself is currently quite basic, but keep checking back as I plan to keep changing it and adding new photographs and other features as and when I get the time. Thanks for looking,

Joel Walley