Lecture meeting on 9th January 2023

Hill and Dale, my Shropshire Year

Talk by: Andrew Fusek Peters

An award winning photographer, Andrew will talk about his love for landscape and wildlife photography and show some of his favourite photos. He writes:

All my photos are taken in the wild and not in deer parks, paid-for hides or set-up locations. For me, there is real joy in developing relationships with farmers, conservation groups and landowners and working incredibly hard to find, observe and photograph wildlife without disturbance. My current passion is photographing butterflies in flight. Of course, I love the moments of success, when the world agrees here is something special, but I also hope that people might be moved by these pictures and for a second realise we have a lot to lose if we forget to care for nature.

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Members unable to attend the meeting in person can watch the meeting as it takes place using Zoom. Details for joining the meeting using Zoom will be emailed to all members for whom we have an email address a day or two before the meeting.

Speaker biography

Andrew Fusek Peters is a wildlife and landscape photographer whose work focuses mainly on Shropshire. Andrew is on long term commission for the National Trust documenting the Long Mynd and Stiperstones nature reserves. He has sold over 400 photos to the national papers, including twice on the cover of the Times.

In the last two years he has won Highly Commended in British Wildlife Photographer of the Year twice, won Commended and 3rd in Category in International Garden Photographer of the Year, 2nd in the butterfly category and top 100 in Close Up Photographer Of The Year and a finalist in Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022.

His latest book is Hill & Dale, my Shropshire Year

“Andrew Fusek Peters is back doing what he does best, taking photographs and writing about his home patch of Shropshire. This is a gem of a book, packed full of truly stunning photographs, as Andrew takes us through the changing seasons. Here, we are witnessing a man with a profound understanding of and a deep empathy with the natural world. I urge you to buy this book, you will not be disappointed.”
Iolo Williams

His next title My Butterfly Year, a UK Safari, will be a large format coffee table book out with Welsh publisher Graffeg in spring 2023, featuring extraordinary photos of UK butterflies in flight, roosting at sunset, against the rising moon and drenched in dew at dawn.

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