A GAMEKEEPER from the Cotswolds has been making waves in the photography world with his impressive close-up snaps of wildlife.

Adam Tatlow, of Guiting Power, took up photography about five years ago and has been selling the snaps along with greetings cards for the last three years.

The 44-year-old father-oftwo specialises in close-ups of animals and uses his skills as a gamekeeper to get near them.

His shot of a roe fawn in corn featured in the 2009 BBC Countryfile calendar and on the programme and his latest work features in monthly magazines.

Speaking to the Journal at the Moreton Show earlier this month, he said: “I’ve always been interested in photography. Being a gamekeeper it gives me the knowledge of the animals. I’m probably best at getting close to things. A lot of people see animals in the distance but they don’t really see them up close, especially hares.

“Everybody has seen a hare in the distance but to see one up close, and the real detail of them, that’s what I like to show.”

Mr Tatlow said he had been inspired to show off his work after receiving encouraging feedback from friends.

“I’d taken photos for a couple of years and they were all on the computer,” he said. “I printed my best ones off into a photo album, people were seeing them and said I should do more with them.”

Mr Tatlow will be exhibiting his work with other artists in Lower Slaughter Village Hall until Tuesday, September 24, from 10am to 6pm. His work can also be found in shops in Winchcombe, Stow, Bourton and Broadway.