The images featured here are part of a collaboration with Queens University’s School of Biological Sciences where Invasion Ecology specialist Prof. Jaimie Dick heads up a specialist team in the Medical and Biological Centre – their mission is to rid our ecosystems of invasive species. Prof. Dick asked me to capture the carnivores that populate our inland waterways as they eat each other! This involved rigging a flash tank for macro photography and some photo-microscopy but that was the easy part! Then we had to wait for the predators to feed and capture the action. Happily it all went well and the images are now illustrating a variety of scientific articles. The next step is to make a tank rig for high-speed underwater photography, I have designed the equipment and it’s in the pipeline – technical development / problem solving is part of photography!
All images © Stephen Potts, Commercial Photographer Belfast