Thanks for dropping by. My name is Roger Cox. I am an amateur wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast living approximately three miles from the City of London in the East End.
I've always had a fascination for the natural world. However, my interest in nature photography grew from a concern for wildlife in a place with a large amount of indifference towards it.
Likened to an endless building project, you might think Central London an improbable place for plants and animals to survive. However, it does have its green spots and over the years I’ve encountered and recorded some unusual wild residents and visitors. All within a five-mile radius of my own front door, and although it remains an ambition of mine to learn more about the lesser known inhabitants of its wild underbelly, I’ve expanded my interests since to include wildlife on farms, nature reserves, green spaces and zoos, as well as local and national parks. As a result, I created this website, Wildlife, Nature and Zoo Photography and despite numerous changes since its launch in 2015, I'm pleased to say that its original threefold purpose has remained the same, i.e. to urge others to be more mindful and supportive of the wildlife around them; to reach out to fellow nature photographers for a mutual exchange of ideas and information; to monetise and share my images enough to make my photography and wildlife interests known.
In itself, the site is still a work in progress. So if you do experience anything lacking in its user-friendliness then do let me know via the "Contact" button from the menu bar on the left.
So why not just another portfolio website?
Every good wildlife photographer needs a code of practice. I've modelled my one after The Hypocratic Oath. I call it The Photographic Oath.
My Photographic Oath
From top to bottom: Red Fox - of least concern. However, of the 11,000 or so living in London 30% are killed by traffic every year! Eurasian Curlew - has suffered more than a 50% decline in the UK over the last 25 years and is now on the IUCN Red List. Fallow Deer - with deer numbers out of control, over-grazing has been cited as a major cause of species loss. Mountain Hare - of conservation concern as population sizes in the UK are sensitive to climate change.