About the Author

My name is Rupert Kirkwood.

I have worked as a farm vet in West Devon for thirty-three years but had to take early retirement through injury.

roops dolphinI now spend as much time as possible paddling  my kayak around the coast of Southwest England, observing and photograph the exceptional, and underrated, wildlife.

For the last five years I have paddled far offshore, when sea conditions allow, in search of whales.

Here’s what makes me tick:

Teign estuary
Teignmouth Teabreak
Kingfisher Fowey
Kingfisher, Fowey, Cornwall
Common Dolphins Torbay
Common Dolphins, Torbay, Devon
camel otter
Otter, Camel, Cornwall
Nudger the seal, Looe
Grey Seal, South Cornwall
Red-throated Diver, Looe, by Rupert Kirkwood
Red-throated Diver, Looe, Cornwall
White-beaked Dolphins
White-beaked Dolphins, Eddystone, South Devon
puffin Bude
Puffin, Bude, North Cornwall
Minke Whale, Mount’s Bay, Cornwall
gulp 4
Humpback Whale, Mount’s Bay, Cornwall