About the Author

My name is Rupert Kirkwood. I live in West Devon.

roops dolphin

I 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