Colin Varndell

Natural History Photography

Recent Highlights
Natural Details
Reptiles and amphibians Weddings
Slide Presentations
Photodays and workshops


Information on the winter woodland bird hides is now available

New talk list available September 2017 including a talk exclusively on hedgehogs.

Please see slide presentation page for details

The photographs displayed here are only a small fraction of the whole collection. If you are interested in purchasing images for reproduction, seeing further examples or having an index CD of several thousand photographs sent to you for reference, please contact Colin or Susy on the link below with your requirements, or visit see more images, which are all named and numbered.

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A woodmouse contemplating the moon!

Weddings, family portraits, pet portraits and commissions undertaken




Hedgehogs drinking from a garden pond.


Colin Varndell is a Dorset based photographer best known for his evocative images of animals, birds, insects, wild flowers and landscapes. His work is reproduced nationally and internationally in books, magazines, calendars, newspapers and is regularly used for advertising purposes.

In addition to natural history, Colin delights in photographing gardens, applying the same distinctive style which he uses in all his work. He was the winner of the "Wildlife in the Garden" category of the 2009 International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and he has won a 'Seasons' category in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition 2010 and the 'Texture' category 2011.

(See some of the winning images from the last few years on the Highlights page)

Professional and personal service


This site last updated on: September 14, 2017