Adonis blue on salad burnet

This is a gallery of butterflies, moths, flies, bees, beetles, dragonflies and small animals taken in the countryside around my home in north Dorset. I’m always careful not to disturb the creatures I photograph, and take care not to interrupt any natural behaviours. Many of the images I take are of the pollinators visiting wild flowers on the chalk downs, heaths, field margins and woodland rides I enjoy walking along daily.


jo stephen
Mating Glow worms, Lampyris noctiluca
Caterpillars of the Dingy Mocha, on Salix sp. on a Dorset heath.
Common blue on Ragwort – RHS photographic competition social media category 2nd place 2019