Welcome to The World of Steam Railway Photography and Wildlife Photography

My web site was created in May 2007 and now contains over 2700 pictures.

Six new Railway Galleries featuring trips to China between 1988 and 2000.

Two new Wildlife Galleries featuring a visit to Welgevonden in South Africa during January 2016.

Two new Wildlife Galleries featuring Marievale and Sulkerbosrand, near Johannesburg South Africa.

One new Wildlife Gallery featuring a trip to Greece in June 2016.


This web site update is dedicated to a very close friend, Trevor Ford, who was instrumental in introducing me to the world of birds and birding. We spent many hours together in many different parts of the world over a period of 35 years. Mutual interests were squash, beer, sport, steam trains and of course wildlife. He spent a lifetime travelling the world increasing his life list to over 6000 species and never took pictures until the last few years where not only did he take the pictures but also used Photoshop to enhance the pictures and create slide-shows.

Trevor RIP


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Ian Silvester ARPS DPAGB EPSA BPE 4*
24th June 2016