28th September 2023

Beyond 66.5 degrees North (Arctic Norway) – Richard Steel

In this talk, Wirral based award-winning wildlife photographer Richard Steel, takes us on a summer trip through Finland and up to Arctic Norway and the most north-eastern point of mainland Europe.

In the land of midnight sun, where all sense of time is lost, even during the summer months the visitor can be challenged with some harsh weather conditions.

However, the battle against the elements in the stark but beautiful landscapes is worthwhile to capture some wonderful bird species.

There are no hides here and so a photographer’s field craft skills to capture good images are often put to the full test.

This talk will take you on a journey from the Pine Grosbeak of the Lapland forests to fascinating insights into the behaviour of a Ruff lek on the tundra.

This illustrated presentation will take place at St Bridget’s Church Centre, Church Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 7HL.

The attached photograph, of a Ruff, was taken by Richard.