The Banana is the nickname given to my sit on top kayak which I have finally managed to get out on this year. My plan when buying the kayak was to try and make some images of Gower from the sea, which is a view that we are not so familiar with. I then saw some images of some photographers making images from kayaks and canoes of wildlife. What surprised me was the use of long telephoto lenses in some of the images. I’m afraid that I haven’t been as brave as this, but my excuse is that most of their images seem to be taken on lakes with no waves or swell to contend with!

The beauty of wildlife photography from the kayak is that most subjects allow a much closer approach from the sea. Although I only used my compact camera these gulls were quite tolerant of my approach. Once I have plucked up the courage to try a longer lens with my normal equipment, I hope to get some better quality images.


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  • LadyBizBiz says:

    Hi Nick

    Lovely idea. Do be careful if you head for a shot of the seals at the Worm’s Head because the tides, and currents are sooo very dangerous there.

    Look forward to seeing more of your great work.


  • Nick says:

    Hi Lady BizBiz,

    Thanks for the concern, but at the moment I don’t think I am “Kayak fit” enough to paddle that far! Plus my inner slob will probably come out and I will get a lift on a boat instead.
    Thanks for the comments and I hope you continue to enjoy the photos.

    Best wishes,


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