James has been fascinated by wildlife since he was a boy and has written on all aspects of the natural world for a range of publications. He travels several weeks each year in search of wildlife, from the Andes of Ecuador and the savannah of East Africa to the teak forests of central India and the traditional farming landscapes of the Balkans. He enjoys discovering all types of wildlife and plants but, if pushed, would probably admit to getting most excited about birds and butterflies.

Click below to see examples of his work. James has also appeared on the Radio Four programme Excess Baggage; click here to listen. He also leads overseas tours, most recently to Macedonia in the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016 (click here to see the wildlife report from that last trip), to northern Greece in February 2017 and to Macedonia and northern Greece again in June 2018. In July 2019 he will be leading a tour to the Pantanal in Brazil.

Baku, summer 2018
Walking with Rhinos

Baku, autumn 2017

Baku, summer 2017

Baku, autumn 2016

Wild Travel, June 2013
Displaying Birds

PrivatAir, May 2013
Saving Russia’s Big Cats

BBC Wildlife, November 2012
Cold Comfort for Rare Lynx

The Independent, 3 October 2012
There’s No Tiger Without Taiga

Daily Express, 22 Aug 2011
S.O.S. Save Our Swans

BBC Wildlife, July 2011
The Bird that thinks it’s a Cow: Hoatzins

BBC Wildlife, December 2010
La Brenne

BBC Wildlife, November 2010
Spanish Steppe

BBC Wildlife, June 2010
Maidscross Hill

BBC Wildlife June 2010
Bears and Leopards in Satpura, India

Daily Express, 16 April 2010
Animals Can Talk and We’re Listening

BBC Wildlife, Feb 2010
Where Thrushes Fear to Fly: Birdtrapping in Sardinia

Daily Express, 9 Dec 2009
The Song of the Lark and the Hum of the M1

Daily Express, 8 Oct 2009
Still Life

BBC Wildlife, October 2009
Flamingo Force: Po Delta

Daily Express, 1 Oct 2009
Walk on the Wild Side

BBC Wildlife, August 2009
French Leave: le Pays des Maures

Daily Express, 28 Aug 2009
The Mighty Elm Tree Rises Again

BBC Wildlife, May 2009
Living on the Edge: the Aran Islands