Award winning photographer at Martin Mere

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International award winning Natural History and Wildlife Photographer John Fairclough is currently exhibiting his work at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

There are over 45 photographs of birds and wildlife as well as a few additional pictures from his fine art collection available to view in the exhibition hall until Monday 9 June. 

To achieve his title John won first prize in an international wildlife photographic competition which carried him off on an all expenses paid trip to “The Falkland Islands via Chile”. Since then he has expanded his specialised work photographing the subjects and species of the natural world. John’s travel to many locations, domestic and foreign, has provided him with the opportunity to capture some very evocative and stunning images.

Prints are available to buy with a percentage of the sale going directly to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The exhibition is included in the usual centre admission or free to WWT members.

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John’s exhibition is open for viewing 7 days a week between the hours of 9.30am to 6pm until 9th June including the May Bank Holiday. He will be attending the exhibition on a regular basis to say hello and answer any questions visitors may have.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is a haven for a host of creatures such as otters, beavers, kingfishers, geese and swans. Watch birds from the shelter of our comfortable hides, enjoy an expert walk or talk, or simply watch the world go by in our cafe overlooking our waterfowl collection – there’s plenty to do at a Wetland Centre all year round.

In addition to the John Fairclough exhibition there’s a series of talks everyday: at 11.30am and 2.30pm meet our family of otters with otter talks and feeds; at 12.45pm listen to fascinating flamingo facts; and drop in to the beaver lodge between 2pm and 2.30pm to learn all about these mammals.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 4.30pm during winter months and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.  The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations.  Visit the web site to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.

Contact: Hannah Clifford on 01704 891240 or email [email protected]

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