It has been a little while since I last gave you an update on my project to document Trumpington Meadows, the newest nature reserve taken on by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust, so today I will be sharing some of my latest photographs of the site. First though, some exciting news – the […]
About Alice Hunter
I grew up in rural Herefordshire and have always been fascinated by nature and wildlife. My earliest memories are of being outdoors and I am still amazed by the diversity on our doorsteps here in Britain. I was encouraged by my Great Uncle who was a very keen birdwatcher and my mother who is a walking encyclopaedia when it comes to plants. It seemed only natural that when given a camera to use for the first time I took photos of the wildlife I had grown up with.
Growing up we used to holiday most years on the west coast of Scotland but as I got older my parents introduced me to summer in the Alps. While I have been lucky to enjoy trips to many parts of the world these are still two of my favourites.
It wasn't until I had nearly finished my degree (already swapped from French and Geography to History of Art!) that I finally realised that photography was what I wanted to do seriously. Since then I have been steadily building up a portfolio and investing in Canon products as far as I can afford!
People often ask me what my favourite subject is to photograph but I can honestly say that I find it a real struggle to choose. I find as much enjoyment from waiting for kingfishers as I do chasing bees from flower to flower.
I am now based in Cambridgeshire and am fortunate to have a wonderful husband who also enjoys nature and the great outdoors. He also happens to be a willing assistant when he has the time to accompany me and kindly carries my kit - what photographer could ask for more?!
Entries by Alice Hunter
Recently, I read a wonderful book called The Butterfly Isles by Patrick Barkham (I would highly recommend it if you haven’t already come across it!). The author describes his personal challenge to see every British species of butterfly in one year and I found it gripping reading. There is something intrinsically joyful about seeing the […]
Alice Hunter is a specialist wildlife and landscape photographer based in Cambridgeshire. She grew up in rural Herefordshire and has always been fascinated by nature and wildlife. Her earliest memories are of being outdoors and she is still amazed by the diversity on our doorsteps here in Britain.