6 more world-class wildlife stills from a photographer with Parkinson’s

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Author: Almaz OhenePublished: 5 January 2017

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David Plummer, a photographer with Parkinson’s disease, shares six more of his favourite images from his forthcoming book, ‘7 Years of Camera Shake’. It will feature more than 200 photos all taken after his diagnosis in 2009


1. Walking on water?

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A black-winged stilt crosses the water in search of food (Kiskunság National Park, Hungary)

2. Stunned by the sunset

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A brown hare, also known as the European hare, at sunset (Kiskunság National Park, Hungary)

3. Sharing snacks

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A male European bee-eater passes food to his partner as part of a pair bonding ritual (Kiskunság National Park, Hungary) – David spent three hours waiting patiently in the hide before he got this shot

“The floating hide allowed me to become a part of the environment and cause virtually zero disturbance to any of the wildlife on the lake”


4. An unlikely pair

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A jackdaw removes parasites from the hide of a red deer hind (Richmond Park, UK)

5. David’s friend

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A little owl flies across to snaffle some food after hearing David’s whistle. Although this owl is wild, David has trained it to fly over to him (Sussex, UK)

“As humans we are drawn to predators probably like no other group of animals. They are the epitome of form and function, and have a level of perfection that we revere”

6. Winged wonder

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A swallow in flight (Skomer Island, off the coast of Wales, UK)

Image credits: Copyright – David Plummer Photography


View part one of David Plummer’s favourite images: 6 world-class wildlife shots by a photographer with Parkinson’s

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  • Kathleen Reardon

    Stunning work, David.

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