Animal magic with Richard Austin

PUBLISHED: 14:30 10 May 2012

Photographer Richard Austin with a  steepe eagle.

Photographer Richard Austin with a steepe eagle.


PHOTOGRAPHER Richard Austin will be giving an illustrated talk about his life’s work, from photos of a three-legged tortoise to hungry otter cubs, in aid of Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre.

Richard first visited Secret World, in East Huntspill, in 1986, to grab the snap of the tortoise, and since has been a regular visitor to the centre providing pictures of wildlife orphans.

Pauline Kidner, the charity founder, said: “Richard has always supported Secret World and this year has kindly offered to share some of his life experiences as a photographer to help our Call Of The Wild Appeal. The appeal will see the creation of a new education centre and wildlife teaching hospital.

“Richard has a unique talent of capturing the true beauty of wildlife through a lens which requires dedication and patience.”

The talk and slide-show will be held at The Princess Theatre and Arts centre in Princess Street, Burnham, on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets, priced £5, are available from the box office on 01278 784464 or online at

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