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New Forest Birds Photography Exhibition

by

Dimitri Moore

Sat June 15-30th
in the Vestry@Chapel Stores 

 

Dimitri Moore is 19 years old and has lived in the New Forest all his life. He has always had a passion for the outdoors and the natural world, exploring the forest as a child as well as visiting wildlife parks and zoos. Here his fascination with rhinos began and soon after, his interest in wildlife and conservation, in particular turtles. On trips to Peru and the Galapagos Islands he was introduced to many species of birds and mammals such as blue-footed boobies, hummingbirds, spider monkeys and iguanas.

 

Dimitri was introduced to birdwatching and the art of photography by a friend in 2018. As his understanding of bird behaviour has deepened so, he says, his photographs have improved. He has incorporated his interests into his academic studies, completing an EPQ on the decline of the Eurasian Curlew when studying A-Levels and has just completed the City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management. 

 

When not studying, Dimitri spends his time in the New Forest researching and exploring new areas for different bird species, always with his camera, hoping that the next shot will capture a magical moment. He has recently taught himself the mapping software QGIS and has undertaken an ornithology survey for an estate in Norfolk. Through the British Trust for Ornithology, he was chosen to assist an ornithologist with her conservation work and begun learning how to ‘ring’ birds. 

 

Dimitri is a member of the Hampshire Ornithology Society and he also participates in Wild New Forest, a not-for-profit community organisation aimed at getting more young people involved in wildlife conservation and management.  He has also returned to the Wildlife camps he attended as a teenager to mentor the present participants. He greatly enjoys, he says, the opportunity to pass on the knowledge he has gained. 

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