It has been the beauty of the New Forest which has been a major influence in my rediscovery of photography and to capture something of this unique area, the scenery, the free ranging animals, especially the ponies.
The New Forest occupies some 220 sq miles in south west Hampshire, including ancient woodland, heathland and marshland, including costal sections, with, principally Bournmemouth to the west and Lymington to the south. There is an incredible diversity within, and the fact that it unique for several reasons,including the fact that it has several rare animals and birds such as the Sand Lizard and Honey Buzzard. Plantlife is also varied, two examples of rarities are the Small Fleabane and Pennyroyal.
Manmade activities can be seen at the saltmarshes at Pennington, the former shipyards at Buckler's Hard, and the former aerodromes such as at Beaulieu.
The New Forest is a unique survivor, in that while it may appear natural, it is managed, including being grazed by the free ranging animals. The last place to practice the ancient art of commoning. As well as the ponies, there are donkeys cattle and sheep
Albums - New Forest Ponies
New Forest Pony foals
New Forest Donkeys
New Forest Donkey foals
Snow 2010 and 2013
Pubs, inns and hotels
Most of my wildlife photographs have also been taken in and around the Forest
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