Have only just discovered this section on the web-site so as a new member (Aug 2016), thought it only polite to introduce myself particularly as I have become active on the site over the last few days.
I am based in a tiny village, Ettrickbridge in the Scottish Borders. Our home backs on to the Ettrick Water which feeds the River Tweed. Plenty of salmon and trout, otters, deer, kingfishers and raptors. I have always had a deep interest in the natural world and wildlife in particular. On retiring I started watching a ridiculous amount of wildlife documentaries and then one day decided that I had to see and try to photograph some of the species that I was becoming fascinated by.
Hence the odyssey began and so far have visited Brazil, Madagascar, Botswana, Rwanda and Tanzania twice, Namibia due in 2017. I am particularly interested in wild cats large and small although I have a interest in all living creatures. Birds are an area of weakness, so have tended to concentrate mainly on raptor sightings.
I enjoy photography, although I am very much still a beginner and am hoping to steadily improve.
Still feeling my way around the web-site but have to say it is a fantastic resource, not sure how I didn't discover it earlier. I will certainly be a user and contributor in the years ahead.
Thank you to all those who have made me feel so welcome over the last few days. John Weir.