The Sussex Wildlifer
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Arthur Morris-Birds as Art

There are certain people whose work is simply inspirational. One such is an American called Arthur (Artie) Morris. I bought his book The Art of Bird Photography: The Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques, fell in love with his images and learned a lot about wildlife photography and, perhaps more importantly, a great deal more about exposure. He wrote this book, however, before he 'went digital'. Since then he has written at length about image optimisation in Photoshop and his Digital Basics file explains, in easily understood steps, how he processes his images and this has been the best $20 I have ever spent in my life.

Chambal Safari Lodge, Northern India

In November 2008 we visited one of the great wildlife locations in the world. Set in rural India there is something for everyone: culture at the Bateshwar temples on the River Yamuna, where we were the only two europeans, some of the best food we have eaten anywhere in India and, of course, absolutely fantastic wildlife. If you want to get really close up and personal with sarus cranes, Gangetic dolphins and gharials, or merely enjoy a different slant on an India many tourists never see, this is the place for you. An experience to savour and not to be missed. In January 2012 we returned and were amazed at how much more we saw, including the beautiful, endangered, Indian Skimmers and the contact with gharials at point blank range was unbelieveable.

The Sussex Moth Group

Moths are a subject very close to my heart and this is one of the best resources available anywhere.

The Sussex Ornithological Society (SOS)

This is a county focal point on all birding matters, including an excellent News & Recent Sightings page.

Butterfly Conservation

This is a great site for all matters concerning butterflies and moths in Sussex.

Sussex Dragonfly Society

A great new resource for all things dragonfly.