Michael Potts Photography
Mike is a retired wildlife cameraman, having spent most of his 35 year career working for the BBC’s Natural History Unit. He specialized in bird photography, filming everything from hummingbirds to condors, in over 50 countries. His most memorable and difficult assignment was filming Birds of Paradise in New Guinea with Sir David Attenborough.
Mike now has a passion for photographing wildfowl, seabirds and shorebirds and produces high quality, large canvas prints up to 36×24 inches, a few examples are shown here. Prices range from £110 for 24×16 inches to £175 for 36x24inches. Do get in touch for a full list of images and any requests.
Mike has recently written a book entitled ‘Untangling the Knot, Belugas and Bears’ about his career as a cameraman, profusely illustrated with over 200 photographs and published by Whittles Publishing. The book looks at whats involved in getting those unique images to the screen, many months spent in the field in difficult conditions, dealing with bad weather, local politics and technical problems; then the elation when behaviour is filmed that has never been seen before. Mikes interest in wildlife began at a very early age, building hides in trees at 12 years old and his first shaky B&W images at 15 but it wasn’t until his early thirties that he became a professional wildlife cameraman. Signed copies of the book are available directly from Mike at £18 including P&P.