Matthew Watkinson is a world fameless wildlife photographer specialising in charismatic wildlife subjects that have already been photographed billions of times before. He has not won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition on at least 15 occasions but he has taken a few nice pictures of puffins on Skomer so he now thinks he's a wildlife photographer at the zenith of his powers and just a whisker away from a prestigious National Geographic assignment. The fact that puffins on Skomer stand right next to you for extended periods of times does not seem to have registered. Some of his pictures are, how should I put it...experimental, but you try finding a way to take an original photograph of anything these days, never mind puffins.
Not everybody likes the abstract results, but he does and that's the most important thing (apparently). Yes, he'd love to feature in the WPOTY Competition at some point, but he’s clearly not impressing the judges much so far. He's not saying they're wrong...wait, no, actually he is. Sorry about that. Apparently, all competition judges are wrong.
Apart from being a specialist puffin photographer, he also runs a pioneering one planet development in North Pembrokeshire (www.beeview.farm) and his hobbies include firewalking in Papier-mâché wellies and skydiving in a cling film parachute and concrete underpants.