First Man Photography

3 weeks ago

My recent trip to Snowdonia rewarded me with a chance encounter with some of the beautiful Carneddau wild ponies. They were fantastically calm animals and observing them in this mountain environment was a real privilege. ▫️ Wildlife photography is not something I do often but when I do I find it incredibly challenging and rewarding. My approach is also to be purely an observer and feel no desire for interaction whatsoever. I have since discovered that some people do try and interact with these ponies to get a picture. My concern is that if everyone tried to do this it would cause the ponies a huge amount of unnecessary stress and potentially put them at risk. For me it is important to treat the landscape and wildlife with respect rather than my personal playground. ▫️ I managed to mostly stay out of sight and smell of the ponies. They eventually became aware I was there but by keeping still and not trying to get any closer they were totally comfortable and eventually calmly walked away from me without any stress. ▫️ #landscapephotography #snowdonia #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #ordnancesurvey #snowdonia #snowdonianationalpark #carneddau

35 Comments

Reiner Rode

A bit harsh vignette.

3 weeks ago

3 weeks ago

Mark Watson

Awesome 😎

3 weeks ago

Stefan | Nature Photography |

Nice photo and scenery! It’s definitely amazing how much diversity there is in the world

3 weeks ago

Ben Osborne Photography

Good to read your wise words about observing but not interacting. I completely agree. It is definitely the best approach for photographing animals in the wild.

3 weeks ago

John Tomasella

Just watched the video. Really stinks what happened to the camera and tripod. I know the camera feeling, I had my film camera roll into a stream. Of course the film was ruined.

3 weeks ago

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Marc Robinson

Fabulous image Adam 🤝 they were over friendly last week though, they started chewing my camera bag, so I gently pulled it away from them, so one of them moved onto my arm 😬😅👍

3 weeks ago

Shane Willia〽️s

Randomly watched your vid the other night ... now randomly see your image here on insta 🤔🙈, still amazes me to see images taken around my local area as each photographer produces something completely different 👌🏻

3 weeks ago

anaschid-anscherli

❤️❤️

2 weeks ago

Yasha Jakovsky

Cute horse. P.s. I saw your video about Fuji Xt3 + Fuji 16-55mm, it was interesting.

6 days ago

ذرز

5 days ago

Arne Van Osselaer

Mindblowing

3 days ago

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benimmasalim..

Güzel yollar için elhamdülillah allahim

3 days ago

Just watched your latest vlog re Instagram and found it very useful, thank you!

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Richie Evans

Jealous we drove around Brecon Beacons and we spotted wild ponies but we couldn’t pull in to get a photo but beautiful photograph 😊👍🏻

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Bill Learmonth

Love your images and your commentary. Your You Tube channel is inspirational.

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