Friday, 3 October 2014

My Adventures With A Bag & A Very Special Story About Fox Cubs


Welcome back to another post, this time I am going to share something I have been working on pretty much since April and my adventures with a bag!

First up is a story about my adventures with my Manfrotto bag over summer shooting all kinds of bugs in the field for my Forgotten Little Creatures Project, you can read the article by following the link below. Having put this bag through it's paces I can certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a smaller rucksack to carry their equipment in.

Now for something very special, way back in April I took some photos of a couple of fox cubs that were taken into Secret World Wildlife Rescue in Somerset. Over the months to follow and I was back and forth taking photos of the staff as they care for these tiny cubs until finally the time came when they were to go onto the hands off stage. A few months later they were released into a soft release pen and after a couple of weeks the door was opened for them to make their first steps back into the wild. It has been incredible being able to record this whole journey that has a happy ending and I have to say it is all down to the dedication, love and care of the staff at Secret World.

Now that the five cubs have completed the journey and the pen has been taken down, I am happy to be able to share this video with you about their journey from rescue to release.

I hope that you enjoy it.

This story has a happy ending, and I hope that there will be many more, although I know that there are just as many unhappy endings as there are happy. But we don't always get to see the happy stories. I will actually continue to monitor these foxes through a camera trap and every now and then will share any interesting footage!

For now, it is time for me to get back to planning workshops for next year, I have confirmed four very special photographic days with Secret World. I am working on some different workshops for 2015 that will explore more than just taking pretty pictures, alongside these I will again be running my creative nature workshops in Spring and Autumn and looking at running a get to know your equipment workshop as well (this will be in February). I'm in the process of confirming dates but all details or workshops and how to book will appear on my website in due course.

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing. 

Bye for now

Victoria x