Lens Cap Off
Photographs by John Owens
8 years ago I moved back to Lincolnshire from the mountains of Snowdonia, Wales where I lived for almost 20 years. My time there was spent in the outdoors, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking and trekking along with working in the outdoor industry, construction and with event management.
In 2007 I went travelling in India and Nepal and fell in love with these amazing, colourful and spectacular countries, re-gained my passion for photography, bought a decent camera and have visited often since.
My photography and interest in birds and wildlife go hand in hand and getting to the places to see wildlife meant that I have to travel and visit cities and so I get to photograph my second real interest, people on the streets and living life.
My favourite place in the world is Bardia National Park in south west Nepal, it is remote, little visited, full of wildlife and the people are the friendliest I have ever met.
The jungle is only really accessible on foot and is home to Tigers, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, Deer, Crocodile and Snakes. Here you have to track the animals, learn their habits and have plenty of patience. After spending a lot of time in the jungle I have been privileged to see Tigers here on moe than 50 occasions, on my last visit I managed to see 5 different Tigers in one day!
My website shows pictures taken in India, Nepal, China, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Australia, Austria, France, Sweden, Canada, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Malta, America, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the UK.
For portability and reliability, I primarily use Olympus along with some Panasonic camera equipment as I find the compact size, excellent lenses and general toughness of this equipment unbeatable and the image quality supurb.
Holi festival of colour
Anti poaching team, Nepal
Street photography, Budapest