Ben Clifton

Ben Clifton Profile The natural world is at the very foundation of our existence, it is not something that is separate from ourselves that is to be temporarily interacted with, but it is a giant network of interconnected species, of which we are a part.

I have been deeply engaged by nature and the environment since I was a young boy. My journey with the camera over the past ten years has not only developed my technical ability as a photographer, but has also vibrantly changed my understanding of the natural world. As a conservationist, I am deeply concerned about the future of our planet. With global temperatures alarmingly high and set to increase further, the effects of climate change are present, and more urgent than ever. My photography is a manifestation of my concern for the environment. With my work I intend to capture and celebrate the aesthetic beauty and diversity of nature, whilst providing support for conservation and environmental awareness.

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Caledonian Dawn Caledonian Dawn

The view south across flooded land at the edge of the Abernethy forest in Scotland. The snow-capped Cairngorm Mountains in the distance, aglow with the early morning sun.

The 'granny' pines of RothiemurchusThe 'granny' pines of Rothiemurchus

Some of the mature 'granny' pine trees of the Rothiemurchus Forest in the Cairngorms National Park. These are some of the oldest and most enduring trees in Britain.

Abernethy SilenceAbernethy Silence

The Abernethy Forest at the western edge of Loch Garten, Situated just north of the Cairngorm mountains. The Abernethy Forest is the largest remaining remnant of the ancient Caledonian Forest.

Through PineThrough Pine

Deep in the heart of the Abernethy Forest, the largest remaining remnant of the 9,000 year old Caledonian Forest.

Ryvoan BothyRyvoan Bothy

The Ryvoan Bothy on the Lairig an Laoigh mountain pass, facing southwards toward Creag nan Gall and the Cairngorm Mountains.

Pleated Inkcap Pleated Inkcap

This grassland fungi appears overnight following rain, they develop, expand, shed their spores and decay all within 24 hours, leaving no evidence of their existence behind.

Forgotten OakForgotten Oak

Mature Oak trees line the edge of flooded farmland in Solihull, West Midlands.

Nature's GraspNature's Grasp

The hardy roots of a mature tree in its full autumnal colours. In the heart of Pinfield Woods at Lickey Hills, Birmingham.