Mic Clark Photography: Blog https://www.micclark.com/blog en-us (C) Mic Clark Photography (Mic Clark Photography) Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:47:00 GMT Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:47:00 GMT https://www.micclark.com/img/s/v-12/u641547076-o61281986-50.jpg Mic Clark Photography: Blog https://www.micclark.com/blog 120 90 Puffins on Skomer Island / Wales https://www.micclark.com/blog/2019/7/puffins-on-skomer-island  

Puffins on Skomer Island

The Atlantic Puffins on Skomer Island form the largest colony in Southern Britain.

Skomer is located less than a mile off the Pembrokeshire coast and also boasts the largest breeding population of Manx Shearwater in the world.

Each year around 6000 breeding pairs return to spend the spring and summer on Skomer.

They nest in burrows underground and the female lays a single white egg which will hatch in June. Both parents will then take turns to incubate.

Late July the birds depart the island and return to a life at sea.

The Puffin is a member of the Auk family.

They are sometimes called ‘sea parrots’ or ‘clowns of the sea.


(Mic Clark Photography) Auk Pembrokeshire Puffins Skomer Island Wales https://www.micclark.com/blog/2019/7/puffins-on-skomer-island Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:39:00 GMT
Wildlife Photography / Wildlife Photographer https://www.micclark.com/blog/2019/3/wildlife-photography-/-wildlife-photographer  

Welcome to my website    www.micclark.com

South Wales Wildlife Photographer Mic Clark photographs birds and animals in their natural habitats from locations in the UK and around the World.

I have had a deep passion for wildlife and Wildlife Conservation since my childhood and now travel around the world just for wildlife photography.

My photos have been published in books, magazines and both national and international newspapers around the World.


(Mic Clark Photography) (Panthera Adult Adults africa alcedo america asia Asian atthis australia bear Bengal bird birds branch bright britain british brochures brook Bushes Cat Cats Claw Claws colorful colors colour colourful colours common Cub Cubs Drinking Endangered eurasian europe european fauna female fish fishing Flight Flying Following Forest Forests fusca) Ghats green india Indian Jeeps Jungle Juvenile kingfisher kingfishers Lake Lakeside lanka lankan leopard lookout look-out Lying male Mountain multicolored multicoloured nature north of orange ornithology Panthera pardus Paw Paws perch perched photography plumage portrait post Predatory Reflection Reflections Relaxing Reserve Resting river Scent Scenting sit sitting Sleeping sloth Smelling Smells Snarling Snarls Sniff Sniffing Sniffs south sri stick stream Sub Teeth Tiger Tigers Tigress Tongue Tourism Tourist Travel Trees watching water Western Wetlands wild wildlife Wildlife Photographer Wildlife Photography Wood Woodland Woodlands Woods Yawning Yawns https://www.micclark.com/blog/2019/3/wildlife-photography-/-wildlife-photographer Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:14:53 GMT
Birds of India https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/9/birds-of-india The Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is the national bird of India.

India has more than 1250 bird species

The smallest bird in India is called the Tickell’s flower-pecker or the pale-billed flower-pecker it is approximately 8 cm in length.

The Great Indian Bustard is considered as the largest bird in India it is a large ground bird with a height of about one metre.




(Mic Clark Photography) Asia Asian Birds Bushes Flight Flying Forest Ghats India Indian Juvenile Mountain of photography Trees Western Wetlands Woodland https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/9/birds-of-india Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:39:48 GMT
Kingfishers / Common Kingfisher https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/8/kingfishers Kingfishers/ Common Kingfisher

All kingfishers have large heads, long sharp pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails.

The largest kingfisher in the world is Australia's laughing kookaburra.

The smallest species of kingfisher is the African pygmy kingfisher

There are 87 different species of kingfisher in the world

The majority of kingfishers are found in Asia, Africa, Australia and South America and some are found in Europe and North America.


Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) is also known as the Eurasian kingfisher and the river kingfisher.

The female is identical in appearance to the male except that her lower mandible is orange-red with a black tip.

As with all kingfishers, the Common kingfisher is very territorial, mainly because each day is has to eat about 60% of its body weight.


(Mic Clark Photography) africa alcedo america asia atthis australia bird birds branch bright britain british brook colorful colors colour colourful colours common eurasian europe european fauna female fish fishing green india kingfisher kingfishers lookout look-out male multicolored multicoloured nature north orange ornithology perch perched plumage portrait post river sit sitting south stick stream watching water wild wildlife https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/8/kingfishers Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:04:02 GMT
Sloth Bear https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/8/the-sloth-bear   I have taken photos of Sloth Bears in India and Sri Lanka

Indian Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus ursinus)

The sloth bear is the most widespread bear species in India, where it mostly found in areas with forest cover.                                       These animals are unique among bear species in that they feed primarily on ants and termites.                                                                   The females carry their young on their back.

Sri Lankan sloth bear (Melursus ursinus inornatus)

The Sri Lankan sloth bear is smaller than the Indian Sloth Bear.



(Mic Clark Photography) asia asian bear indian sloth sri lanka sri lankan https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/8/the-sloth-bear Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:21:27 GMT
Leopards of the World https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/8/leopards-of-the-world  


I have taken photos of leopards in three different countries:-

Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya)

The Sri Lankan leopard has been classified as endangered by the IUCN and is a leopard subspecies that is native to this country. My Sri Lankan Leopard photos were taken at Yala National Park which is located in the south eastern region of Sri Lanka; and Wilpattu National Park, which lies on the northwest coast and spans the border between North Central Province and North Western Province of Sri Lanka.

Indian Leopard (Panthera pardusfusca)

The Indian leopard is one of five big cats that make their home in India. Like all leopards, the Indian leopard is covered with dark spots, which are called rosettes because they look like a rose. I have only seen and photographed the Indian Leopard at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
Leopards can be found in various places around the world. They live in Sub-Saharan Africa, North east Africa, Asia, India and China.  Leopards are solitary animals and spend most of their time alone. The only time I saw and photographed an African leopard was on safari at Lake Nakuru in Kenya, where a leopardess was walking with her two cubs following a little distance behind her.


(Mic Clark Photography) (Panthera Asia Asian fusca) Indian Jungle Juvenile leopard Panthera pardus Predatory Wood Woodland Woodlands Woods https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/8/leopards-of-the-world Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:02:38 GMT
Bengal Tiger / Indian Tiger / Tigers https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/8/indian-bengal-tiger



Bengal Tiger

The tiger is the largest member of the cat family.

My photos were taken at -

Kanha Tiger Reserve, which is the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh;

Bandhavgarh National Park which is in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh;

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, which is located in Chandrapur district of Maharastra and is the oldest and largest national park in Maharashtra; 

Ranthambore National Park, which is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of south eastern Rajasthan. Ranthambore Fort lies within the national park and is the former hunting ground of the Maharajahs of Jaipur. Ranthambore Fort was declared a Unesco World Heritage site 2013.



(Mic Clark Photography) Adult Adults Asia Asian Bengal brochures Cat Cats Claw Claws Cub Cubs Drinking Endangered Following Forest Forests India Indian Jeeps Juvenile Lake Lakeside Lying Nature Paw Paws Predatory Reflection Reflections Relaxing Reserve Resting Scent Scenting Sleeping Smelling Smells Snarling Snarls Sniff Sniffing Sniffs Sub Teeth Tiger Tigers Tigress Tongue Tourism Tourist Travel Water Wildlife Woodland Woodlands Yawning Yawns https://www.micclark.com/blog/2018/8/indian-bengal-tiger Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:54:50 GMT