I'm Fergal, a wildlife and pet photographer  based in the suburbs of Newcastle upon Tyne. I moved to Newcastle from the south of  England in 1999 and whilst I have family in the south I now consider myself  to be a northerner.   

I have been around animals all my life, on land and underwater (as a scuba diving instructor) and had the privilege of having several as companions.  Photography is how I have added to my memories, from my adult cats playing like kittens to the wildlife of far east Asia where I grew up. My business name Fergal, is in memory of my last cat - an American Main Coon - who lives on in my family's hearts. 

I also work as a volunteer with two wildlife organisations as a way of giving back to nature