Currently living in South Derbyshire, my interest in photography began after leaving school and joining the Merchant Navy as an Officer Cadet in 1963. As Chief Officer with the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company

I came ashore in 1978 to take up an appointment as a Marine Superintendent, working from the Port of Liverpool; the decline in shipping through the 1980’s encouraged me to complete a degree in Computer Science & Information Technology. As a Microsoft Accredited Academy Instructor, Microsoft Office Specialist and  Brownhills Maths & Computing College Network Manager with the City of Stoke-on-Trent Education Authority, I retired in 2006.

Having been fortunate enough to travel worldwide with  my camera (and my wife) and throughout the U.K. in our motorhome, my photo gallery has some  recent images showing  the wonderful wild-life and scenery to be found not only near our home in Derbyshire, but across the UK and around the world in Iceland, Eastern Europe, East & South Africa, the West Coast of North America and the Rockie Mountains in Alberta, Canada.

I have written several books on wildlife and wildlife photography and am currently running a distance learning courses in ICT and Website Design with the local residents of the Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in the Tsavo National Park, a game reserve in Kenya - East Africa.

richard triggs - photographer