Thanks for dropping by. My name is Roger Cox. I am an amateur wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast living approximately three miles from the City of London in the East End.
I've always had a fascination for the natural world. However, my interest in nature photography grew from a concern for wildlife in a place with a large amount of indifference towards it.
Likened to an endless building project, you might think Central London an improbable place for plants and animals to thrive. However, it does have its green spots, and over the years I’ve encountered and recorded some unusual wild residents and visitors all within a five-mile radius of my own front door! Although it remains an ambition of mine to learn more about the lesser known inhabitants of London's wild underbelly, I’ve expanded my interests since to include wildlife on farms, nature reserves, zoos, and national parks. As a result, I created this website, Wildlife, Nature and Zoo Photography which, despite numerous changes, has remained true to its original three purposes of:
(a) urging others to be more mindful and supportive of the wildlife around them;
(b) to reach out to fellow nature photographers for a mutual exchange of ideas and information and,
(c) to monetise and share my images enough to make my photography and wildlife interests known.
In itself, the site remains a work in progress. So if you do find any part of it lacking in user-friendliness then do let me know via the "Contact" button using the side bar menu on the left. Thank you.
So why not just another portfolio website?
Every good wildlife photographer needs a code of practice. I've modelled my one after The Hypocratic Oath.
My Photographic Oath
From top to bottom: Fallow Deer - with deer numbers out of control, over-grazing has been cited as a major cause of species loss. Red Fox - of least concern. However, of the 11,000 or so living in London 30% are killed by traffic every year! Natterer's Bat - bat numbers have fallen dramatically over the last fifty years as a result of habitat loss, destruction of roost sites and changes in agricultural practices, which have reduced the number and diversity of their insect prey. Eurasian Curlew - has suffered more than a 50% decline in the UK over the last 25 years and is now on the IUCN Red List. Mountain Hare - of conservation concern as population sizes in the UK are sensitive to climate change.