Teen behind the lens

Adam Peet'photographer

Adam Peet'photographer

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ONE of the benefits of living in such a luscious green isle surrounded by the rolling waves of the Irish Sea is all the wildlife we can enjoy.

But watching wildlife is one thing, photographing it is another – and capturing it well is a real talent.

Immature siskin

Immature siskin

Talent is something that it appears one young Onchan teenager has buckets of.

WWW regularly invites its readers to send in their wildlife photos but this week we had a treat when Adam Peet, of Derwent Drive, sent in these cracking shots.

The 13-year-old St Ninian’s High School pupil is certainly showing a flare for photography.

Adam lives at home with his dad, mum and cat Ronnie. He first started taking photographs aged about nine when he borrowed his father’s digital camera. So was it always wildlife which took his fancy?

Seal'by Adam Peet

Seal'by Adam Peet

‘My friend introduced me to light trails (long exposures), however wildlife is my favourite,’ he said.

‘All these photos were taken last week at either St John’s or Peel using a Canon 20D. I often go to these places and usually take my camera.’

He added: ‘Since I am into bird watching, it gives me a permanent record of any birds I see.’

Although the Year 9 pupil currently enjoys biology and history at school and is hoping to become an accountant, we don’t think he’d have any problems going professional as a photographer when he’s older!

Green Shield Bug'Adam Peet

Green Shield Bug'Adam Peet

• Send your recent island wildlife photos to Lottie Ray at lottie.ray@newsiom.co.im

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