Photographers

Rewilding Britain & Wiltshire’s Wildlife Riches

There’s a great opportunity to meet the multi award-winning Wiltshire based wildlife filmmaker and photographer Nick Upton at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Thursday 24 November, 7pm.

Nick has worked with Sir David Attenborough and produced many films for the BBC and broadcasters worldwide, contributing photos and text to many books and magazines including BBC Wildlife, National Geographic and Wiltshire Life, and won the documentary category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014 and 2016.

Traditional fishing punt at sunrise, Biebrza Marshes, Poland. May 2008.
Traditional fishing punt at sunrise, Biebrza Marshes, Poland. Copyright Nick Upton

A set of nine of his photographs have been acquired as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Creative Wiltshire Project at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre. The collection is a great example of his worldwide travels, and of Wiltshire’s flora and fauna; a wonderful record of the creative impact of an individual working in our county.

On 24th November Nick will present his recent stills work documenting a range of major UK conservation projects and Wiltshire’s wildlife riches. He’ll showcase Beaver, Crane, Pine marten, Water vole and Harvest mouse reintroductions nationally and Wiltshire’s stunning flower meadows, rare butterflies, bats and the return of the Great Bustard. There will also be an opportunity to purchase card and print versions of Nick’s work.

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Beaver re-introductions in action

The talk is free of charge and tickets are available by contacting localstudies@wiltshire.gov.uk or 01249 705500. Booking is strongly advised.

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN15 3QN. Free parking available on site.

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