Andrew McCarthy ARPS

I am a photographer, professional ecologist and passionate conservationist who has been lucky enough to have worked with wildlife for over 30 years.  Although I enjoy a wide range of photographic genres, including landscape, street/urban and travel, I specialise in nature photography - especially macro work with insects.  This is a group of animals on which we humans depend for our survival and which are declining at an alarming rate.  Consequently my philosophy is not just to take great images for their own sake, but also to use my work to highlight the beauty and complexity of the natural world, and to raise awareness of the fragility of our environment in a period of unprecedented human expansion and environmental change.