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This user comes from Scotland.
Charles has uploaded 487 featured pictures to Wikimedia Commons.
Charles has uploaded 3862 quality images to Wikimedia Commons.
Charles has uploaded 3048 valued images to Wikimedia Commons.
This user has uploaded 7252 images to Wikimedia Commons.
This user has an account on Flickr.
This user has been on Wikimedia Commons for
17 years, 7 months and 27 days
86,000+This user has made over 86,000 contributions to Commons.
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Wildlife portrait photographer from the UK.
February's 2024's issue of A Sharp Eye on Wildlife Photography is on Australia.
The first five previous editions of my free magazine offer 100 wildlife photography tips and promote Wikipedia & Commons.
The Read online links take you to a flipbook.
You can access downloadable pdf versions by visiting the Sharp Eye on wildlife photography page

My web site is which takes you to images on Flickr. The latest edits and highest resolutions of my images are always here on Commons.
Many of my pictures are taken outside of the UK and the best ones will be in my galleries of
favourites, Featured pictures (487 from 62 countries), Quality images (3,873) and Valued images (3,058).
Here is a link to my most recent Featured Pictures.
The quality of Valued Images may not be great, but are provided as reference images - the best Commons has at the moment.
Click an icon for POTY , Wiki Loves Earth 2021 and barnstars etc.

Featured pictures by country
Move mouse over a yellow box to see each country. Click on the Featured pictures text.

Galleries of my featured pictures
mammals; birds; butterflies and moths; dragonflies; grasshoppers, other insects and spiders; reptiles and frogs

mammals       birds       butterflies, moths       dragonflies              reptiles, frogs

I have galleries of Birds of the Western Palearctic, Butterflies of the Western Palearctic and Dragonflies of the Western Palearctic.
I have 267 Featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
Please feel free to use any of the wildlife photos that I have uploaded here, most of which are used in Wikipedia articles, with attribution Charles J Sharp. Please remember that images uploaded before 2020 may not have been processed with the latest software. I can quickly re-process them for you.
Males are marked and females
These animals were not photographed in zoos, safari parks, rescue centres, butterfly houses, in captivity or in a studio.
Most of the images are geocoded with very precise geocodes (six decimal places). Please do not take account of more than three decimal places.

Possible future FP nominations
For anyone to nominate...

Image on a postage stamp

Monograph on collecting US stamps

Collecting US Classics

Camera location51° 44′ 52.38″ N, 1° 18′ 13.7″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMapinfo