Paul Blackley

Totland Bay, Isle of Wight. United Kingdom

I am Wildlife Photographer living on the Isle of Wight.

My passion for wildlife inspires my photography and is a big part of who I am; one of my most memorable experiences is working with Project Jonah on the South Island of New Zealand to rescue Pilot Whales that had stranded themselves on the beach. I helped save 43 whales and it is something I will never forget. Looking into a whale’s eye and seeing it look right back at me was amazing. The whale must have been very frightened, but the look in its eye seemed to be a look of trust. I aspire to be able to capture that look with my camera so others may be able to experience what I felt. I have also been very lucky to have surfed and swam with Dolphins on numerous occasions.

We live on a beautiful planet that we share with many other animals. I hope that in my photography I portray the natural beauty around us and in doing so remind everyone how lucky we are to share this environment with such an incredible diversity of species.

Books by Paul Blackley