2018 was a busy year with many presentations and judgings at many Welsh Camera Clubs and attendance at the Wanderlust 2017 Photography Competition awards at Olympia in February. I was a finalist once again in the Wildlife Section and won the overall Public Vote for my shot of two Polar Bears on an Iceberg photographed in the Norwegian Arctic.

In July I spent 3 days photographing military aircraft at the Royal International Air Tattoo held in July at Fairford. Panasonic loaned me a range of their camera and lenses to photograph this event as well as two days at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. This equipment loan was extended to throughout 2018. The Panasonic equipment allowed me to carry a large amount of equipment in a lightweight and small backpack - ideal for travel photography.

Our travels took us us to Thailand in Feb/March, including some Off The Beaten Track locations. In September we took a 3500 miles journey around the Baltic on a cruise ship and visited 6 countries including a 2 day stay in St. Petersburg - a fascinating place. In November I joined 8 other photographers to head off to The Falklands, flying from the RAF base at Brize Norton for two weeks of Wildlife Photography. We visited 4 of the Islands using a small twin engined plane, boat and 4WD off road vehicle for transport . Truly a life changing experience when it was time to put the camera down and to soak up the wildlife where we were visitors!