Richard Kirby Goes Tropical

 

From September 2015 Richard Kirby Photography will have a second base on the Caribbean Island of Dominica.  The same 30 plus years of wildlife film making experience, the same dedication, the same passion, but new opportunities, new challenges and a new studio.

 

We are very excited about this move. With my partner Pip and 9 year old son Oliver we’ve taken on the Ramelton Estate, a magnificent old plantation house with 18 acres of pristine rain forest, 2 rivers and a waterfall on the fringes of Dominica’s famous World Heritage Site.

 

Dominica, known as ‘The Nature Isle’ is quite possibly the last remaining unspoiled Caribbean island.  It is a spectacularly wild place!

  • World herritage Site

  • 8 active volcanoes

  • Countless hot springs

  • Steep mountains

  • Cloud forest

  • Wet lowland rain forest

  • Mangroves

  • Black volcanic sand beaches

  • 365 rivers – One for each day of the year.

  • Awe inspiring waterfalls

  • The best diving in Caribbean

  • A resident pod of Sperm Whales

  • The World's second largest boiling lake.

Over the Autumn this year I will be building a jungle time-lapse and macro studio, while still maintaining my current one in the UK. A prime motivation behind the move is to tap into the extraordinary diversity of tropical plants on the island and to get them in front of my motion controlled cameras (including the remarkable new Sony alpha 7R MK2). Here is a unique opportunity to photograph and film a rain forest in a way that’s never done before!

The other islands From Trinidad in the south to The Bahamas in the north are all within easy striking distance as are the mainland countries from the Southern United States , Central America and northern South America.