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AARON STERLING, Wildlife Photographer, Wildlife Cameraman, Black Wildlife photographer, Black Photographer, Birmingham based wildlife photographer, West Midlands based wildlife photographer. Black Wildlife Photographer.

Lynx by Aaron Sterling Wildlife Photographer

Hightland Wildlife Park Scotland

Northern Lynx





UK Wildlife Photographer

Aaron Sterling, Wildlife photographer residing in Birmingham, United Kingdom. 


Aaron Sterling Wildlife photographer

Just a hobbie

Though I grew up a city boy in Birmingham, i've gravitated to more wild, natural places in my adult years and the wildlife found there. Photographing wildlife gives me that excuse to get out into nature and explore! With use of a fast shutter speed I'm able to freeze wildlife capturing a dramatic moment in time allowing you to admire natures beauty in motion.

The process of learning a subjects behaviour, finding their ideal location/habitat and planning an approach to observe from a distance,  is all part of the fun and makes all the effort worth it. Im drawn towards the idea of Isolating the a subject from a messy background, revealing the most minute detail or colour that may have otherwise been lost in the noise.

As seen on BBC The One Show 2021

British Birds

(Photography by Aaron Sterling)

Displaying a collection of British birds taken by my self. Take the time to listen in to their calls, its a proficient and fun way of identifying what's around you when out in nature.

Photo of a Robin by Aaron Sterling Wildlife photographer

(Erithacus rubecula)

Mrs. Robin

The European

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The Eurasian

Blue tit

(Cyanistes caeruleus)

Angry birds - Robins may look adorable, but you wouldn’t want to cross one. These territorial birds will defend their patch ruthlessly. Disputes are often settled by song and body language. If that fails things quickly get physical and fights to the death can occur.
History repeats itself  - Gardeners are familiar with tame robins following their fork to glean worms and other invertebrates unearthed by digging. It’s thought this echoes ancestral behaviour of robins following wild boar and now-extinct aurochs that once shared their woodland habitat.

Photo of a Blue tit by Aaron Sterling Wildlife photographer

Like most birds, blue tits can see ultra-violet (UV) light. Studies have shown that the blue crown on their heads glows brightly under UV light. The brightness of the feathers is thought to provide a variety of signals; for instance, male blue tits have been shown to choose females with brightly coloured crowns as they make fitter mothers

The Common

Buzzard by Aaron Sterling Wildlife photographer

(Buteo buteo)

Buzzard by Aaron Sterling Wildlife photographer


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The Common Buzzard is a large bird of prey and one of the most visible of Britain’s raptors. The Common Buzzard has a large British population and can often be seen on a clear day out in the British countryside. It can be observed either sitting on a fence post awaiting its next meal to pass by or soaring swiftly in groups of two or more on the afternoon thermals.

Photo of a Great Tit by Aaron Sterling Wildlife photographer

Great tit

(Parus major)


The Grey Heron

(Ardea cinerea)

1. It's not unusual for a single tree to hold as many as 10 nests.

2. The biggest heronry in Britain is currently at Northward Hill in Kent, an RSPB reserve. Numbers here have peaked at over 200 nests, but the current total is around 150.

3. It's quite normal for herons, disturbed at their nest, to regurgitate their last half-digested meal, an unpleasant experience for anyone unfortunate enough to be underneath the nest.

4. Plastic decoy herons are more likely to lure birds to a pond than frighten them away from it.

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The Sea Raven

Photo of a Cormorant by Aaron Sterling Wildlife photographer

(Phalacrocorax carbo)


Photo of a Cormorant by Aaron Sterling Wildlife photographer

The name “cormorant” is a contraction of the Latin words corvus and marinus which taken together mean 

⚡️ Sea Raven ⚡️

All versions of the cormorant have glands that secretes an oil used for keeping the feathers waterproof. However this gland is not efficient enough so cormorants are quite often seen with their wings spread out in or to dry them.

© 2020  Photography by Aaron Sterling  

Due to the lack of territorial aggressiveness Great grey owls are difficult to find in the field. Most owls respond to their own species calls if played back in a nesting territory. Great grey owls will often ignore such calls. They also do not flush every time human approaches or drives past. Great grey owls often remain still even if a human is nearby and therefore they are often overlooked or unnoticed. Due to their large size, Great grey owls have few natural predators. They are even able to fend off animals as large as Black bears when defending their nests!

Photo of a Great Grey Owl by Aaron Sterling Wildlife photographer

Great Grey Owl

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