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Which photo should win the Zoo-photographers 'Animals beginning with L' Contest? 

20 deviants said Lionheart by Tiefenschaerfe
7 deviants said Leopard Gecko by cheslah
7 deviants said On the prowl by Nameda
7 deviants said Lemur Quartet by Shiryu37
6 deviants said Not dangerous when I sleep by Hansmar
5 deviants said hold on, little girl by morho
4 deviants said Curious otters by floflo
4 deviants said Long tail by BazarDeLaNature
3 deviants said Ring Tail Lemur by toshema
1 deviant said Mother and Daughter by Lilleninja


Because I like collecting things as much as the next person :aww:

I love Border Collies by WishmasterAlchemist I Keep Bettas - Stamp by LadyMarava Nikon by Krolikus
Stamp - Labcoats by deaddoll00 [Stamp] Science by Creepiest biology stamp by Ginhebi

Club stamps:

APN stamp chatty chat by Tepara SkyAndNatureClub_StampContest2 by NanaPHOTOGRAPHY Zoo-photographers stamp 2 by leocbrito Nature Photographer Stamp by greenspy Birds-Club Stamp - Chimera-DoD by Birds-Club Equine Photographer Stamp by silivrenwolf

Nature stamps:

Seal Stamp by Psorasis Pinnipeds. by Monster-Boar I heart Seals stamp by The-Fairywitch
Stop Seal Hunting by gwenbarrow STAMP: Seal Of Approval by TRiGGER80 Stop seal clubbing: still by simplestamp Orca Stamp by Raephen Freedom Stamp by Sebille-Forsythia I love Orcas by WishmasterAlchemist ZU Stamp 16 by TheZooUnity Atlantic Spotted Stamp by Morgan-Michele Dolphin Stamp I by Raephen Humpback Whale Stamp by grayorca Stamp: Say NO to Whaling by Zyrra-Chylde-Aisha I Heart Whales Support Stamp by bizarrostamps Love Horses by yelirx Horse Fanatic by Fraai horse stamp by Arya-Susy

And all the rest...

The Soul Reaver stamp by Jewel-Reaver Soul Reaver motion Stamp by SnapesImp The Reaver is the Key stamp by Jewel-Reaver Stamp: Spyro by Kazu-Kei Tetris Love stamp by dazza1008 Original PlayStation Stamp by nakashimariku Zombie Fun Stamp by Viper-mod support zombie hunting by Ashwings +Zombie Awareness+ by blazer87 Invader Zim stamp by pantheon9000 Lemony Fresh :stamp: by ellstar22 Doom stamp by Strange-little-cat aliens stamp by otakulottie AVP by CELphotography :thumb169581830: Jurassic Park stamp by Blue-Fox Philosoraptor by stamps-of-yore DO NOT WANT T-Rex -Stamp- by CometTheMicroraptor Try Again Stamp by kalot3000 Best Pokemon stamp EVER by hyperlink Charmander Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Transformers Stamp by scubachickim Transformers Stamp by Slovman stamp- bumblebee by giraffesinbowties lotr stamp by jamie-valentina Lord of the Rings Stamp by PixieDust01 DragonHeart Stamp by KaidaTheDragon - Godzilla Stamp - by FelipeChoque Matrix by housewave Stamp: Kung Fu Panda by Roxy317 I'm An Idiot by renatalmar WALL-E stamp v4 by morgan-lamia Tim Burton Stamp by theestephasaurusrex Death FAN Stamp by HeruNoTenchi
  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: 300 rise of an empire score (bad movie, good music
  • Reading: my paper drafts XD
  • Watching: hell's kitchen season 12
  • Playing: Zoo tycoon 2 and Flight Rising!
  • Eating: pancakes and bacon, thanks to my other half ^-^
  • Drinking: diet coke (of course!)

:star:Like my photos? I now have my very own website! I will post all my zoo trips here and many more shots than I post on DA...

Python Dragon by Shadow-and-Flame-86

:star: To my great suprise I was lucky enough to be awarded my second DD yesterday :star:

and it was awarded in the photojournalism category!

To say I am shocked is an understatement, I am really not a landscape/people/event/anything other than animal photographer, but I guess that the subject matter really speaks for itself, it was one of my shots of the old capitol of Montserrat (Plymouth) burried in pyroclastic flow after the volcanic erruption that destroyed the city. My parnter lived and worked on the wildlife of Montserrat for a year and I was lucky enough to go out and see the amazing island and the ruins of the capitol. It was the first time I'd ever seen an active volcano, was incredible. The ruins of Plymouth are incredibly sad, although thankfully no one died in the erruption, the geologists monitoring the volcano gave everyone a long enough warning to evacuate the city. However 19 people tried to return to the evacuated area to recover belongings and livestock after the initial erruption died down, and were sadly killed by another pyrcolastic flow coming from the volcano.

To this day, Monserrat is split in half, with the exclusion zone and the safe zone. As my partner was working in the exclusion zone (very dangerous!!!) he knew alot about the landscape there and we got to go visit some of the less dangerous areas like the old hotel on the island that is now competely deserted and abandoned, but hasn't been destroyed by the volcano yet.

All my Montserrat shots are kinda buried in my 'misc' folder, so here it is to save people hunting for it =)

Buried by Shadow-and-Flame-86

So thank you so much to 1pen for featuring this shot as a DD, hopefully it will make more people aware of this amazing little island in the caribbean, if you ever get the chance to visit then please do, its an amazing place to go!

Python Dragon by Shadow-and-Flame-86

:star: What else is going on? :star:

I'm hard at work on my manuscripts that will hopefully go to publication, and lots of other stuff has been happening too that I will write a big journal about later in the week/next week. At the weekend though its my 7 year anniversary so my partner and I are going on a weekend away to Cromarty to see the Moray Firth dolphins! can't wait ^-^

:star:Comissions - are now closed for the time being:star:

I would just like to simultansously appologise to all the people who commissioned me before I went away from DA and thank them for being so lovely and patient with me all this time. Everyone who has ordered a commission and paid already will still get their picture, and to appologise for the massive wait, the four people who I have kept waiting can have one free character drawing from me to say sorry.

I am working on them as fast as I can! I've already finished the first one, and the remaining three are all sketched and scanned into my computer waiting to be lined and coloured.

To draw List...

:bulletblue: Commission for Liis1990
:bulletblue: Commission for MancunianRain
:bulletblue: Commission for Ciameth
:bulletblue: Victor's adult reference for Windsonde
:bulletblue: Milvus' 5th challenge for Windsonde
:bulletblue: Igbo's arrival for Hetherev (3 parts) II
:bulletblue: FR pic of Morgul
:bulletblue: Ar'luc pic
:bulletblue: balrog doodle
:bulletblue: RP doodle 'Fall'

:star: :iconletter-pplz::iconletter-lplz::iconletter-eplz::iconletter-aplz::iconletter-splz::iconletter-eplz: :star: :iconletter-rplz::iconletter-eplz::iconletter-aplz::iconletter-dplz: :star:

Can I use your images as stock or for photo-manipulation, web design, web blog, or other personal/school/work projects?
:bulletred: No, this gallery contains no stock images. All my photographs are copyrighted and may not be altered, printed or published in any media and/or format.

I'm a painter/sketch artist, may I use your photo(s) as reference?
:bulletred: Feel free to use my non-stock photos as reference to your traditional and/or digital Drawings/Paintings/Artisan Crafts and Sculptures. Please send me a link to your finished work and credit me in the comment and link to the original deviation photo. I love seeing people's interpretations of my photos and have a fav gallery just for them!

Please respect the rules! Thanks!


United Kingdom

Hello everyone :aww:

I'm a zoologist doing my PhD on marine mammals, I love wildlife and I hope to spend the rest of my life in the field studying animals just like I am now.

I learnt photography out of nessecity for my job and have taken it up as a hobby because its fun.

Current Residence: Scotland
Favourite genre of music: Movie score music
Favourite style of art: Photography and Traditionally or digitally drawn work
Operating System: Microsoft
MP3 player of choice: Ipod
Favourite cartoon character: Zim, Stitch and Toothless




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I did not know you were into Zoo Tycoon! :D That's awesome! :highfive: An e-highfive from a fellow ZT/ZT2 lover!

(I just found some of your posts on Zoo Tycoon Unleashed)
hehe wow I haven't been over there in a lifetime! I used to spend ALL MY TIME on ZTU forums, and designing/making UCIs for ZT2. I still play ZT2 regularly (last night even! XD) but I don't make UCIs anymore, I'd liek to get back into that but I just don't have the time. I always wanted to make loads more big cat, dolphin, shark and turtle species to play with.

this is why I always try and keep my username the same! hehe there are lots of people from the ZT2 forums around on DA although most aren't that active.

Hi AltairSky! Thank you so much for this, I've been away from DA for over 6 months and haven't come back until now and this is waiting for me, so happy its great!
AltairSky Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! I just wanted to congratulate you on your 1st Place finish in the Sea Animal Portrait Contest! I have featured your work in my latest journal entry: flame-of-the-phoenix.deviantar…

Congrats again and sorry this is a bit late! Beautiful work :hug:
RaptorWing Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're profile has been featured!… have a nice day!
Azenora21 Oct 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow I really am in admiration in front of your talent ! I want more, more, so I add you ! Thanks your amazing pictures !
morganmore Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love your photos! really like your a biologist too, I've just started doing my master and am still searching what I like most. How great to combine zoology with photography !
Bimmi1111 Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You take such gorgeous photos :D
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