We were treated to an array of great wildlife images from around the globe in this fascinating talk. From frogs of the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia, to buzzards on our own doorstep, there were plenty of captivating images to inspire us all.

The idea that to be a wildlife photographer you have to own a long (and expensive) lens was quashed with Des’ many wide-angle lens shots. His kit list is far smaller than most would expect, then again who wants to carry a heavy bag around a rain forest in tropical heat!

It was evident by the end of the talk that to take great wildlife images, you have to understand your subject, simply owning all the latest expensive gear isn’t enough. And whilst many of his images were taken abroad, he also showed what amazing wildlife is here in our own back yards.