Roy Hancliff has become a world renown inflight bird photographer, you can find his work in art galleries, wildlife magazine covers, and on the Internet.  Below is a little bit about Roy in his own words.

I was born in Oxford England.

My first real camera was  Nikon F2S with photomic head, longer ago than I care to remember.

I moved to Spain in 1985 with my wife Sharon for a better climate and simpler life. Photography took a back seat as we carved out a living.

We finally moved to Canada in 2003, settling in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. I now had the time to dedicate to my passion of photography that had been put on hold for so long. I chose to concentrate on Birds in flight as they have always intrigued me. I wanted to capture the beauty of nature that is not normally visible to the naked eye. Even Birds that we consider to be common and uninteresting come into their own element when wings are frozen in mid flight.

I often find myself sitting in a hide  at temperatures of -15 C trying to capture that all important shot. Or in the case of the Hummingbirds +35 C with sweat running down the backs of my legs but I would not have it any other way. I study their flight patterns and feeding habits for hours to determine where they will come into the frame, every bird has a completely different approach as they feed.

I think it would be fair to say that whatever the shot it is calculated and taken in my mind before I even begin.

I hope that you enjoy my site and it has given you a different perspective into Bird and Insect inflight photograpy.

As of October 2013 we currently reside permanently In Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island. This has given me the opportunity to challenge myself even further by experimenting with Seascapes.

 THE CHALLENGE GOES ON.

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2017 SEASON: 

NANOOSE STUDIO TOUR SHOWCASE  SAT 29 & SUN 30 APRIL 10-4PM

KITTY COLEMAN WOODLAND GARDENS COURTENAY 20,21 10-5 & 22 MAY 10-4PM

ART IN THE GARDEN NANOOSE 24 & 25 JUNE 10-4PM

ART IN ACTION QUALICUM BEACH SAT 22 JULY 10-5PM

ART IN THE PARK PARKSVILLE 29 & 30 JULY 10-4PM

COMOX NAUTICAL DAYS 5,6 & 7 AUGUST

MILNER GARDENS QUALICUM BEACH 12 & 13 AUGUST

KITTY COLEMAN WOODLAND GARDENS COURTENAY 2,3 &4 SEPTEMBER

CHECK OUT MY FACEBOOK PAGE ROY HANCLIFF PHOTOGRAPHY FOR LATEST POSTS & INFO

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

HAMBLETON GALLERIES KELOWNA BC

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS & JURIED SHOWS:

 SOOKE FINE ART SHOW 2015  & 2016

NANOOSE BAY STUDIO TOUR THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS CRAWL 2014 ,2015 & 2016

ART IN THE GARDEN NANOOSE 2014 , 2015 & 2016

ART IN THE PARK PARKSVILLE 2014, 2015 & 2016

ART IN ACTION QUALICUM BEACH 2014 , 2015 & 2016

MILNER GARDENS QUALICUM BEACH 2014 , 2015 2016

KITTY COLEMAN  GARDENS COURTENAY MAY & SEPTEMBER SHOW 2014 , 2014 & 2016

PARTY ON THE DRIVE PARKSVILLE  2014 & 2015

LISA FIGEUROA GALLERY SALMON ARM BC JULY 2013

THE BRANT GEESE ART FESTIVAL PARKSVILLE BC MARCH 2013

THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE QUALICUM BEACH BC  FEB 2013

DOMINION SECURITIES KELOWNA

RBC SALMON ARM

WILSON HOUSE GALLERY KAMLOOPS

ARTWALK 2013

ARTWALK 2012

ARTWALK 2011

  

PUBLICATIONS:

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC JAN/FEB 2015

WILD DEC/JAN 2015

AMERICAN SCIENTIST JULY-AUGUST 2014

INDIANA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI MAGAZINE SPRING 2014

"WILD"  JAN/FEB 2013

CANADIAN WILDLIFE MAGAZINE MAR/APR 2013

FEATURED IN THE ADBUSTERS BOOK "MEME WARS"

TELEGRAPH UK

METRO UK

DAILY MAIL UK 

CANADIAN WILDLIFE MAGAZINE MAR/APR 2011

ARABELLA MAGAZINE FALL EDITION 2011 ARTIST TO COLLECT

NIKON PRO MAGAZINE SUMMER EDITION 2011

SOUTH AFRICAN SUNDAY TIMES

 

AWARDS:

NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD IN CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY AT 35TH ANNUAL NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS - HONOURABLE MENTION.

 

PROUD TO HAVE MY IMAGES USED FOR THE NEWLY LAUNCHED CWF BIRD SEED. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELP FUND THEIR WORTHWHILE CONSERVATION PROJECTS.

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW AT www.shopcwf.ca

JUNCO PROJECT:
www.juncoproject.org
 
DR ELLEN KETTERSON AND HED DEDICATED STAFF HAVE SPENT THEIR ENTIRE CAREERS STUDYING HOW THE JUNCO HAS ADAPTED TO AN EVER CHANGING ENVIRONMENT. I WAS PRIVILEGED TO HAVE PLAYED A SMALL ROLE IN THEIR JOURNEY

 

THE 2 X 4 RULE:

 

Last  year I was approached by the American Institute of Architects and construction Canada, they wanted to use my image below of a Black Capped Chickadee as a teaching tool in the industry.

Every year millions of birds are killed when they fly into clear glass especially on high rise buildings by incoprpating what they term the 2 x 4 rule whereby glass is marked with either horizontal lines no more than 2 inches apart or vertical lines no more than 4 inches apart, the bird will not try to fly through the glass and its life will be saved. It becomes apparent when the lines are superimposed on my image.

It is still used in all their presentations and publications to date.

 

Roy Hancliff Photography: Inflight Bird Photographer
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