Matthew Maran Photography

Category / Wildlife

A Moment With Nature

A Moment With Nature

Really happy to have my image of the great crested grebe battling it out with a crayfish and the story behind it in the September issue of Outdoor Photography Magazine. It’s hard to believe I took these shots over a year ago. Since then ...

Nature Photography Workshop on Hampstead Heath 14/3/15

Nature Photography Workshop on Hampstead Heath 14/3/15

There remained a chill in the air but we had a another beautiful day on the spring workshop on Hampstead Heath. Below are some behind the scenes images and participant photos from the day. The standard was amazing. Enjoy! If you are interested in ...

Early Spring 2015

Early Spring 2015

Spring seems to have come around quickly – I’m no longer dragging myself through mud and soggy grasslands searching for kestrels and green woodpeckers, wearing multiple layers and finger-less gloves. The warm sun provides promise for ...

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 terns 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 ...