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Monday, April 16, 2012
A PHOTOGRAPHIC journey through nature can be seen at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield.
Better known for its annual Herts Open Studios event, Herts Visual Arts brings wildlife lecture Secret Britain - A Photographic Journey Through Nature to the Hatfield-based uni tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
Wildlife photographer Andy Sands will showcase the various and somewhat strange habitats of the British Isles, focusing on the more elusive, rare and extremely small creatures that can be found among the country’s flora and fauna.
The interesting talk gives insight into the elusive and often intricate lives of tiny insects, rarely seen nocturnal mammals, as well as rare and less often seen birds.
The images will be accompanied by an informative commentary given by Andy, as well as occasional sounds bites from the natural world.
Andy’s interest in natural history is lifelong. He has always been fascinated with insects, birds and mammals and the environment in which they live.
After leaving school he took a job in a camera shop and bought his first SLR camera and naturally started to photograph the things that interested him – wildlife.
Over the years his then hobby, photography, has grown into much more serious passion.
Not only does Andy now run his own photographic shop, but he is still an avid watcher of wildlife, and his pictures are now marketed via the Nature Picture Library.
The lecture, which takes place in room A161 of the Lindop Building, is open to all HVA members and is free to enjoy.
There is a fee of £3 payable on the door for non-members. Doors open 7pm.