Phil is a hobbyist wildlife photographer and travels to locations based on their potential for wildlife photography. He uses a Canon EOS 40D and 50D with 100-400mm zoom and 400mm f4 Canon lenses. Phil photographs mostly from the car or hide, using bean bags as support or hand held, and enjoys taking action and behavioural shots, as well as portraits. Phil’s favourite birds to photograph are Vultures, Falcons, Eagles, Herons, and Bustards. Phil has travelled extensively in South Africa and to Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, India, Nepal, and Malaysia. His favourite locations are in his words, Sabi Sands for leopards; Okavango for unrivalled tranquillity in a mokoro (herons, kingfishers); Namibia for stark beauty of the landscape (korhaans, Meyer's Parrot); Serengeti for sheer biomass (vultures, Grey-crowned Crane, Kori Bustard); Masai Mara for long lines of zebra and gnu (Ruppell's Vulture, Secretarybird); Kalahari for those wonderful salmon-pink dunes (Lanner Falcon, Martial Eagle, Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk), and South Luangwa, Zambia for great hide photography (Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Lilian’s Lovebird). Phil’s best photographic experience resulted from repeated visits to Sabi Sands over 3 or 4 years to follow the resident leopards and where he was able to watch and photograph a leopard cub grow to adulthood and have cubs of her own. To date Phil has contributed around 285 bird photographs to Roberts Online.