Members Gallery: The Galapagos Islands


Well the March meeting turned out to be unique, for the first time Valerie was unable to attend the meeting due to a nasty fall earlier in the week, but she did send apologies to herself! Best wishes from us all for a speedy recovery Valerie.

The speaker this month was local wildlife photographer Tony Frankland. A few years ago, Tony was able to take the trip of a lifetime that he had wanted to do since his teenage years. He talked us through the history of Darwin and the Galapagos Islands and the options and planning that went into his trip. We were then treated to some of the wonderful wildlife photographs that he took during his trip. Like Tony, I think my favourite was probably the Booby (I wonder why?). If you would like another look at Tony’s pictures of Galapagos, he has published a book of his trip. These can be seen (and purchased) from Blurb here :

In addition, Tony has operated as an online expert on Blub book production which he briefly covered and will be happy to answer any of your questions on Blurb book production. He can be contacted at

© Tony Frankland

© Tony Frankland

Our theme for the month was ‘Flight’ and as usual we had a wonderfully varied and imaginative collection of photographs demonstrating our interpretation of the theme. Everything from wonderful sunsets to fascinating insects. A really good collection this month, so please take some time and enjoy everyone’s contribution.

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Next month’s session falls on Easter Monday, so we plan to have a dusk stroll around Ockbrook, followed by a hasty retreat to the local pub. We hope you all have a great time as well and will look forward to catching up with you again soon.



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