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Duncan Usher was born in the village of Allendale in 1954, in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. His childhood was spent ranging the fields, fells and wooded valleys of the surrounding countryside, discovering bird nests and observing the local wildlife, behavior and habits. This thirst for the outdoors was fueled by his parent's deep love and interest for the countryside and they taught and encouraged their four children to respect our natural heritage. The combination of his parent's influence and growing up in a rural setting, has molded his continuing fascination for the natural world.

The camera seemed to be the ideal medium to achieve his aim and he bought my first film SLR 35mm. camera at the age of 21. Duncan started photographing wildlife in black and white. His early attempts were often overshadowed with more failures than successes. He had gathered and improved his field-craft at approaching wildlife from a very early age, but he felt he was not doing his subjects photographic justice. Through trial and error he would occasionally achieve an image which rewarded him for all the hardships and pitfalls and this spurred him on to improve his technical skills. Over the years he became interested in capturing other subjects, especially wild animals and he had started to use slide film material. With better equipment and improved technical experience he was obtaining images of wildlife that he had aimed for. His determination transformed a passionate hobby into a full time occupation.

His first love was - and remains - birds. Inspired as a young teenager by a book of wildfowl paintings by Sir. Peter Scott, he started to draw and paint. This was obviously the stepping stone that led to his development as a bird photographer. He also felt an increasing need to express and share with other people the many encounters with wildlife that he had experienced, during the endless hours spent outdoors.
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) butterfly feeding on Susan (Rudbeckia sp) flower nectar, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00519205 Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) butterfly feeding on Susan (Rudbeckia sp) flower nectar, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Greylag Goose (Anser anser) four goslings in a row, Europe  -  Duncan Usher
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00280262 Greylag Goose (Anser anser) four goslings in a row, Europe© Duncan Usher
Red Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) field, Bursfelde, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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70044470 Red Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) field, Bursfelde, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Chalk rocks on coast, Cyprus  -  Duncan Usher
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00519225 Chalk rocks on coast, Cyprus© Duncan Usher
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest in spring with road, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00521879 European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest in spring with road, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Norway Spruce (Picea abies) forest with mist in spring, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00521950 Norway Spruce (Picea abies) forest with mist in spring, Germany© Duncan Usher
Poplar Hawk Moth (Laothoe populi) on flower, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00521970 Poplar Hawk Moth (Laothoe populi) on flower, Germany© Duncan Usher
Fallow Deer (Dama dama) buck during the rut in autumn, Denmark  -  Duncan Usher
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00521930 Fallow Deer (Dama dama) buck during the rut in autumn, Denmark© Duncan Usher
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) pair feeding on berries in winter, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00521995 Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) pair feeding on berries in winter, Germany© Duncan Usher
Common Crane (Grus grus) flock migrating north in spring, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00522335 Common Crane (Grus grus) flock migrating north in spring, Germany© Duncan Usher
European Hare (Lepus europaeus) running across snow-covered field, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00522349 European Hare (Lepus europaeus) running across snow-covered field, Germany© Duncan Usher
Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) standing in snow, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00522353 Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) standing in snow, Germany© Duncan Usher
Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming  -  Duncan Usher
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00530448 Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming© Duncan Usher
Rainbow over Gullfoss Waterfall on the Hvita River, Iceland  -  Duncan Usher
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00534584 Rainbow over Gullfoss Waterfall on the Hvita River, Iceland© Duncan Usher
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) next to cars at night, Europe  -  Duncan Usher
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00535631 Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) next to cars at night, Europe© Duncan Usher
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest in autumn with freshly fallen snow, Hessen, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00535672 European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest in autumn with freshly fallen snow, Hessen, Germany© Duncan Usher
Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) group feeding on teasel thistle seeds in winter, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00535697 Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) group feeding on teasel thistle seeds in winter, Germany© Duncan Usher
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) male, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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70022421 Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) male, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) piglets in snow, Sababurg, Hessen, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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70042194 Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) piglets in snow, Sababurg, Hessen, Germany© Duncan Usher
Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) portrait on moss and fungus-covered tree stump, Europe  -  Duncan Usher
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00280266 Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) portrait on moss and fungus-covered tree stump, Europe© Duncan Usher
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) pair fighting over food in winter, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00535612 Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) pair fighting over food in winter, Germany© Duncan Usher
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly feeding on Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) nectar, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00519273 Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly feeding on Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) nectar, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) silverback, Arnhem, Netherlands  -  Duncan Usher
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00519235 Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) silverback, Arnhem, Netherlands© Duncan Usher
English Oak (Quercus robur) forest at sunrise in autumn, Hessen, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00521874 English Oak (Quercus robur) forest at sunrise in autumn, Hessen, Germany© Duncan Usher
Fallow Deer (Dama dama) bucks in frosty field in autumn, Denmark  -  Duncan Usher
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00521931 Fallow Deer (Dama dama) bucks in frosty field in autumn, Denmark© Duncan Usher
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) feeding on teasel thistle seeds in winter, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00535635 European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) feeding on teasel thistle seeds in winter, Germany© Duncan Usher
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) on cattail, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00535666 Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) on cattail, Germany© Duncan Usher
Old Faithful erupting, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming  -  Duncan Usher
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00530438 Old Faithful erupting, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming© Duncan Usher
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) flock flying in formation, Northumberland, England  -  Duncan Usher
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70024365 Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) flock flying in formation, Northumberland, England© Duncan Usher
American Bison (Bison bison) herd near Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming  -  Duncan Usher
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00530416 American Bison (Bison bison) herd near Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming© Duncan Usher
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) sow with piglets in snow, Sababurg, Hessen, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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70042184 Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) sow with piglets in snow, Sababurg, Hessen, Germany© Duncan Usher
Sandstone valleys in fog, Melnik, Bulgaria  -  Duncan Usher
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00534570 Sandstone valleys in fog, Melnik, Bulgaria© Duncan Usher
European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) pair fighting while flying, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00519237 European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) pair fighting while flying, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Sunset over ocean, Texel Island, North Sea, Netherlands  -  Duncan Usher
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00535705 Sunset over ocean, Texel Island, North Sea, Netherlands© Duncan Usher
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree in Norway Spruce (Picea abies) forest in autumn, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00521876 European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree in Norway Spruce (Picea abies) forest in autumn, Germany© Duncan Usher
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest in autumn, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00521877 European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest in autumn, Germany© Duncan Usher
Dynjandi Waterfall, Westfjords, Iceland  -  Duncan Usher
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00534587 Dynjandi Waterfall, Westfjords, Iceland© Duncan Usher
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) flock feeding on the berries of a Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus), Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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70003381 Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) flock feeding on the berries of a Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus), Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) butterfly feeding on Susan (Rudbeckia sp) flower nectar, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00519206 Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) butterfly feeding on Susan (Rudbeckia sp) flower nectar, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) cock displaying, Northumberland, England  -  Duncan Usher
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70003426 Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) cock displaying, Northumberland, England© Duncan Usher
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) sliding down conveyor belt, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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70017585 Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) sliding down conveyor belt, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula) male feeding on berries, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00519202 Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula) male feeding on berries, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) mother walking with young holding on, Arnhem, Netherlands  -  Duncan Usher
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00519233 Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) mother walking with young holding on, Arnhem, Netherlands© Duncan Usher
Lesser Panda (Ailurus fulgens) eating bamboo, native to China  -  Duncan Usher
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00519278 Lesser Panda (Ailurus fulgens) eating bamboo, native to China© Duncan Usher
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) flying with fish in beak, Europe  -  Duncan Usher
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00281453 Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) flying with fish in beak, Europe© Duncan Usher
Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus) feeding on hazelnut, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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00519241 Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus) feeding on hazelnut, Lower Saxony, Germany© Duncan Usher
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) pecking at rotten tree in search of food, Bulgaria  -  Duncan Usher
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00534581 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) pecking at rotten tree in search of food, Bulgaria© Duncan Usher
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