Welcome to Matt Perrins Photography

Hello and welcome to my photography website, I hope you take the time to look around and see some photos that you like. The gallery pages feature the very best of my photographs grouped into the main themes of my photography, Animal Photos, Landscape Photos and Everything Else! The Blog pages are more recent postings of news, photo trips and random thoughts that may prove of interest.

All the photos are regularly updated, and new galleries will appear as I photographs new subjects and locations, so please feel free to visit often to see new work.



The animal gallery pages contain photos of wild and captive animals. Living near Chester Zoo gives me a great opportunity to photograph exotic species which you wouldn’t usually find in the UK, albeit in a captive setting. There are also some photos here of wildlife I’ve been fortunate to see in their natural setting both in the UK and abroad.


The landscape gallery pages contain my best landscape photos from North Wales, the Lake District and the rest of the UK, as well as from some from my travels abroad.

Other Photos

If it’s not a scenic landscape, or doesn’t have an animal in it, then chances are you’ll find it’s photo in this section. While I have yet to seriously try portrait or other styles of photography, themes do emerge that are displayed here.

Recent Posts

  • Chester Zoo Elephants

Chester Zoo Elephants

  • April 21st, 2014

A few from today of the elephants playing in their enclosure. I was just a bit too slow to catch them having their dust bath, maybe next time.

  • Another competition win

Another competition win

  • April 21st, 2014

Hot on the heals of last fortnight’s win I suggested “Raw Power” as the theme and entered one of my Typhoon shots. Against some strong competition I had another win!



  • Competition Win – Dream of Freedom

Competition Win – Dream of Freedom

  • April 8th, 2014

I was very pleased this week to find that I’d had a win in the works fortnightly photography contest. The theme was Black and White portraits and I took a bit of a risk entering a Chimpanzee photo, but everyone seemed to like it.

The weekly competition is on Flickr […]

  • Tigers in the sun at Chester Zoo – Amended

Tigers in the sun at Chester Zoo – Amended

  • January 19th, 2014

I’ve added to this post rather than create another tiger one for just a few pics. The first few were in the sun but the later ones were through smeary glass late in the day.

Wish I could have got a bit closer to the fence and a bit higher […]

  • Black Jaguar at Chester Zoo

Black Jaguar at Chester Zoo

  • December 22nd, 2013

After weeks of getting nothing every time I went to the Jaguar enclosure I was rewarded this week with a sighting of the black Jaguar, an amazing creature.

  • Landscape Image Processing – Before and After

Landscape Image Processing – Before and After

  • November 4th, 2013

I thought I’d have a go with the approach shown in Digital Photography this month. It’s a bit harsh but maybe has potential for some darker and moodier shots. I was impressed at the difference it made to what was a pretty throwaway original.