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Candid camera: The rise of amateur wildlife photography

With more time spent at home and in the garden, lockdown has unleashed a passion for nature and wildlife. Kathy Donaghy talks to the photography enthusiasts who capture all creatures, great and small, on camera

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Into the wild: Sharon Burrell’s photo of a fox

Into the wild: Sharon Burrell’s photo of a fox

Into the wild: Sharon Burrell’s photo of a fox

We live beside them day in day out, but the helter-skelter pace of life means that often we don't notice the blue tit or the robin as they busy themselves in our gardens. The fox might stop us in our tracks but he's usually long gone by the time we get up and start our day.

But with routine gone out the window, schools out and a restriction on how far we can go, our world has shrunk to the small patch of ground we call home and our immediate environs.


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