Mike Whatmore BSc AFIAP BPE1* was born in Worcestershire and now lives in the south of England with his wife, Linda.
I was given my first camera (a Kodak Instamatic )at the age of 7 and have been taking photographs ever since.
In the early nineties, during a safari holiday, I began photographing wildlife and this has become my passion. Fortunate to be able to travel, my photographs cover the world but although specialising in nature and wildlife I do photograph almost everything.
Having been a member of my local camera club for a number of years, and been on the committee for 3 years I am currently the Chairman. At first I only entered club competitions then, through the encouragement of the club, I started to enter both national and international exhibitions and soon enjoyed the thrill of entering. I now have over 400 acceptances at International level including some coveted Gold Medals.