Matthew Maran Photography

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Last of the winter light

Last of the winter light

The days are getting longer and the scent in the air is changing. Primroses are showing, daffodils are budding and bird activity is increasing all over Hampstead Heath. Spring is just around the corner and when the skies are clear the low light is ...

New Year Kestrel images

New Year Kestrel images

In between Christmas and New Year my friend Henry and I headed up to the Heath on a beautiful sunny morning to see if we could find some kestrels to shoot. We were in luck! The deep blue sky provided the perfect backdrop for this beautiful raptor ...

Great crested grebes at Hampstead Heath

Great crested grebes at Hampstead Heath

I trained for a triathlon last year and did most of my swimming at the Men’s pond in Hampstead Heath. I noticed a family of great crested grebes swimming and fishing very close to all the swimmers and thought if I could get in the water with ...

Common Terns at Hampstead Heath

Common Terns at Hampstead Heath

In the summer of 2014 I spent many hours photographing the wildlife at the Men’s pond in Hampstead Heath. These common┬áterns are very active feeding their young who make a real racket screeching whilst waiting to be fed. It’s ...

Winter 2012 Projects

Winter 2012 Projects

This winter I’m stepping up my latest photography project which looks at nature in London and explores the importance of green spaces in an urban setting and the habitats they provide for wildlife, plants and recreation for people After ...

Early Morning Down The Road From the Studio

Early Morning Down The Road From the Studio

I was hoping to find a family of Canada Geese at the reservoir near my Studio early this morning. They’ve been there every time over the past few days when I’ve cycled past. With gorgeous early morning light and my camera at the ready ...

This Morning at Richmond Park

This Morning at Richmond Park

Experimenting with some remote shooting with my friend and fellow wildlife photographer Tony this morning in Richmond Park, London. This swan wasn’t interested in our bread but instead just came over and bossed the Canada geese out the way. We ...

London Wildlife Taster

London Wildlife Taster

After 5 amazing years photographing on the west coast of Vancouver Island I am turning my attention to gathering images on my doorstep. The west coast is a special place and very much my 2nd home and I will return for years to come for sure. I have ...