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Since retiring as a Chemistry teacher in 2006, I have been able to focus on giving talks in the local Bristol area on the subjects of wildlife, conservation and travel.

Charles Kinsey on SafariAmongst organisations I have spoken to recently are:

Bristol Naturalists' Society, Downend Folk House Association, Bristol Travellers Club, Avon Wildlife Trust (several branches), North Bristol Photographic Club, Friends of Slimbridge, Royal Africa Society (Bristol branch) .... together with various church groups.

When appropriate, I have also been able to focus on a Christian view of conservation. My Christian faith is a very important part of my life and I am actively involved in my local church (Christchurch Clifton) where I assist with the voluntary work amongst the elderly and also lead a Home Group.

For talks, I have my own computer projector and stand, laptop etc. I ask my hosts to provide a screen or a white wall. For charitable organisations, I usually just charge travelling expenses and a donation to the Canaan Fellowship Childrens' Home in Sri Lanka.

At the end of my talks, with permission from the hosts, I advertise the work of The David Shepherd Wildlife Trust and also sell greetings cards (featuring my own photographs) to raise money for Canaan Fellowship Childrens' Home in Sri Lanka.

Capybara with jockey.jpg Mother bear and climbing cub.jpg Teal at Greylake

Transient Male Orca at Tofino, Vancouver Island Balloon with buffalo Young Mountain Gorilla, Rwanda

More of my images can be found the Gallery.




“Charles Kinsey is an outstandingly good photographer and raconteur. He is well travelled too – the perfect combination for a really good speaker”

Mark Carwardine (writer, broadcaster and past chairman of the judging panel of the BBC Wildlife Photographic Competition).

"We were impressed with your talk; it was professionally put together and we loved the video clips. The photos were quite stunning"

Avon Wildlife Trust, Nailsea

"We found the photography quite stunning and the narrative very interesting. We could tell from the enthusiasm with which you delivered your presentation that you are very passionate about conservation"

Backwell Camera Club  January 2012

"We all read about conservation almost daily in the press. You brought it alive to us. Your detailed knowledge and razor sharp photographs introduced us to areas in the world that we are unlikely to visit. We appreciated your clear, entertaining style"

St Andrew's Ladies Group  April 2013

"Everyone was entranced by the lovely photos and fascinating presentation"

Open Minds in the Villages  May 2014

"It was amazing that you were winner and runner up in the Overall Adult category. The judges were supremely impressed with the quality and composition of your photographs"

Organiser of the Clifton College Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2013 - 14. Chief judge : Alastair Fothergill.

"Thank you for the fascinating talk you gave to the group and the supporters. The feedback we have had has been unanimously full of praise and appreciation"

Backwell Art Group June 2014