Charles Everitt is based in Edinburgh and has been photographing nature for over twenty years. While serving as a Wildlife Crime Officer with both Lothian & Borders Police and Police Scotland, Charles spent over ten years seconded to the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit where he assisted Police officers with their investigations throughout Scotland and helped to advise Scottish Government around protection for species vulnerable from crime. After retiring from the Police in 2020, Charles now works as a part-time ranger on Dundas Castle Estate near South Queensferry.
Most of Charles’ photographic work focuses on wildlife, landscape, wild flowers and natural abstract patterns of nature. The source for much of his photography is found on his own doorstep near to Edinburgh. The area is rich with woodlands, rivers, heather-clad hills, seabird colonies and coastline. However, Charles also relishes the opportunity to photograph other parts of Scotland with a particular fondness for the central Highlands.
Charles’ photographs have been recognised in national competitions including the British Wildlife Photography Awards, Scottish Nature Photography Awards (which he won in 2020) and Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year. His images have also been reproduced in newspapers, magazines, cards, calendars, leaflets, company reports and websites. Having self-published his first book "Water of Leith: Nature's Course" in 2011 showing Edinburgh's river from source to outflow throughout the seasons, Charles self-published his second book "Forthshore: East Lothian's Coastline" in 2016 following the beautiful shoreline of the Firth of Forth between Longniddry and Tantallon Castle. His third book "Mull: Moments and Memories" was self-published in 2018 and showcases the variety of wildlife and landscape on the island. His latest book “Off Course: Nature around a Golf Green’ was self-published in 2021 and documents the surprising variety of wildlife found within a fifty metre radius of an urban golf green just two minutes walk from his home.
Charles remains a popular speaker on aspects of wildlife and nature photography.
Canon 5D Mk IV, Mk III cameras
Canon 500mm IS lens, 100-400mm IS lens, 24-105mm IS lens, 17-40mm lens, 100mm IS macro lens
Gitzo & Manfrotto tripods
Wimberly & Manfrotto heads