Discover London’s wildlife. With wonderful nature photography, this book includes a wide-ranging collection of essays from new and established voices. Exploring nature, the environment, conservation, biodiversity and the challenges that London faces to protect green spaces from urban development as well as the drive towards rewilding.
The first in a series of books about London’s wildlife. This edition focuses on the green spaces of North, South and West London. Stretching from Richmond Park to Ruislip Woods. Featuring Bushy Park, Barnes Wetlands, Kew Gardens, Gunnersbury Triangle, Crane Park, Chiswick House and many others.
James Yates is an award-winning London wildlife photographer who lives in Chiswick and shoots wildlife photos in West London. Photographic Awards include: International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018,2019, 2020
Wildlife Photography | London, UK | James Yates Photography
Sue Lindenberg’s photos feature regularly in magazines in West London and on the website for the Royal Parks. Visit her page at Instagram@SueLind7 where you can find beautiful nature photography of Richmond Park and more.
Reviews about the West London Wildlife book
“A gorgeous photography book showcasing some gorgeous wildlife featured in London.. you see so much of the historical side and buildings etc this is quite nice to see as well. I think readers will really enjoy it.” ***** — Jill Speedman – Librarian, Netgalley reviewer
“Having lived in West London all my life I was really interested to see what areas I knew here. My local venue in here is Ruislip lido, loved reading about the history of the lido. Many places in here I have visited and a few I haven’t like the Wetland… this will be on my list. Beautiful photographs… the red deer and Jackdaw and mandarin duck both by James Yates, both stunning I would absolutely love to frame these photographs.” ***** — Lucy Cawte – Netgalley reviewer
“Beautiful photography throughout is interspersed with inspirational quotes by such diverse characters as William Shakespeare, Andy Warhol… Sir David Attenborough. Divided into chapters about different areas of open space in West London, there are a whole host of interesting facts about the biodiversity… a taste for what I might see when next I venture to explore some of the beautiful parks and other wild spaces near me.” ***** Sue Hill – Netgalley reviewer
“This slim volume of 136 pages with hard covers and numerous colour photos immediately exudes quality… It consists of a series of 14 essays covering different sites or areas of West London, written by ten different authors, interspersed with many colour photos (including double-page spreads). The diverse writing styles of the different authors add to the charm of the book… seemingly representing an authentic voice of experience and expertise. In addition, between each chapter, there is a full-page image opposite a short ‘inspirational quote’, generally well-chosen and apposite… such places are suffering at the hands of Man, and so need the sorts of actions, understanding and care that are amply demonstrated here. Each individual story could provide such inspiration for somebody faced with similar challenges, wherever they are.” — Chris and Jude Gilbert
Ian Alexander writes the ObsessedByNature blog and has written for the London Wildlife Trust. He wrote the book An English Love Affair with Nature. This tells the story of the English people’s long, tangled and passionate romance for nature.
Susanne has written about culture and the outdoors for publications including Guardian newspaper, The New York Times, BBC Travel, BBC Earth, BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife, Red Bull Adventure, Outdoor Swimmer, Distiller ….. some examples are below, also see my wildlife column and features on orchids.
She wrote Wild Waters: a wildlife and water lover’s companion to the aquatic world. This book is about wild swimming and having an awareness of wildlife.