My last blog post was a whole year ago, and during that time a lot has changed.
For the third time in recent years, I've moved back to Banff in the Canadian Rockies. I arrived back here in September after my longest stint away since discovering this place back in 2008. To say I was homesick for this little mountain town would be an understatement.
Once again, I've selected what I think are twelve of my strongest images from the past year to share with you. I hope you enjoy them.
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|Atlantic Puffin with sandeels - Skomer, Wales|
|A dazed fox kit seconds after slipping headfirst into a puddle - Cardiff, Wales|
|Female Kingfisher with newt - Cardiff, Wales|
|Female Kestrel - Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Wales|
|Red Fox vixen - Cardiff, Wales|
|Little Owl - Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Wales|
|Sunrise at Vermilion Lakes - Banff National Park, Alberta|
|Cow Moose - Alberta, Canada|
|Bull Elk - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada|
|Bull Moose - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada|
|Canadian Lynx - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada|
|Black Wolf - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada|
If I had to pick a personal favourite from the year, it would have to be the portrait of the fox kit. Simply because it's been something I've wanted to see and photograph in my home town for so many years now, and it was a huge relief to finally get that shot before leaving the UK again. However, the best encounter of 2014 has to go to the lynx. After all, you can't beat two hours with a wild cat in the snow can you? The perfect way to end another great year.
Looking back at this selection, I feel incredibly lucky once again for all the amazing things I've seen and done over the last twelve months. I'm confident that this is some of my best work to date, and I'm excited to see what 2015 will bring.
Best of luck to you all in the new year, and thanks for reading!