As you may have noticed, I’m a red squirrel fan. My red squirrel portfolio continues to grow along with my obsession with capturing images of these curious little creatures.
It has always been my plan to give back with my work. To contribute to a cause bigger than creating beautiful artwork for your homes. I fully believe that with the increase in accessibility in photography thanks to cheaper cameras and encouragement through apps like Instagram, we wildlife and nature photographers need to find ways to support causes which are important to us and to the future of our planet. We need to make a real impact.
Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) is a project which works to make sure that red squirrels are part of Scotland’s native wildlife. They monitor numbers of squirrels, both red & grey across Scotland and work with volunteers to manage smallpox and grey squirrel numbers.
I am working with the team at SSRS in three ways:
- Donating my images for their campaigns to help engage people in conservation and encourage them to take action to protect this species.
- Volunteering during specific projects to take photos of the amazing work they do for promotional materials and to share with all of you.
- For every purchase of some of my red squirrel images, 15% of the price will be donated to SSRS to help fund their work across Scotland. Look out for images with the SSRS logo in the description. You can buy yourself or your loved ones a gift and know that you’re supporting a wonderful organisation.
Excited to be helping out this way doesn’t quite cover it. I’m delighted to be helping in any small way I can.