Photographs by Steven

See the world through Steven's eyes.



A hobby photographer that loves

aviation and wildlife

You've just entered a world of enchantment and wonder, welcome to 'Photographs by Steven'! This is a unique online gallery where Steven Hardy, a hobbyist turned passionate photographer, captures and shares the magical world of aviation and wildlife through his lens. It's an open invitation to see the world from his distinctive viewpoint, full of awe and excitement.

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Orangutan from Colchester Zoo. Taken by Photographs by Steven
Man fire breathing. Taken by Photographs by Steven. Leopard Cub from Colchester Zoo. Taken by Photographs by Steven.
Photographs by Steven | Meerkat

Steven's Photographic Journey

Steven’s photographic journey is as captivating as his pictures. In just three years, a casual hobby has transformed into an unyielding passion. His fascination with the intricacies of the natural world and the majestic flight of aircraft has been the driving force behind this transformation. Today, his gallery boasts a rich collection of photographs, each narrating a unique story interwoven with elements of aviation and wildlife.

Capturing the Wild in Frames

Follow Steven on his exciting adventures to local zoos, like Colchester Zoo and Paradise Wildlife Park. It's here that he forms incredible bonds with animals, capturing their unique quirks and personalities in his images. His heartfelt passion for animal photography is a vibrant thread that runs through every image, bringing the spirit of the wild to life.

Snow leopard | Photographs by Steven
Photographs by Steven | Aviation Spitfire

Embracing the Majesty of the Skies

Steven's love for the skies is palpable in his stunning aviation photographs. His frequent visits to airshows, armed with his trusted camera, allow him to capture the dynamic spectacle of aircraft in flight, sharing the awe-inspiring grandeur of aviation with his audience.

Authenticity: The Heart of Steven's Photography

Steven's work celebrates authenticity. His approach is to highlight the most natural aspects of his subjects, delivering 'lifely' photographs that capture the raw essence of the moment. Each image is a heartfelt story, inviting you to step into the scene and be part of the captured moment.

Lion | Photographs by Steven
Red Arrows | Photographs by Steven

More Than Just Photography

But it's not just about the photographs. Steven's commitment extends beyond his craft, actively supporting the Colchester Zoo with fundraising efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic. By admiring and purchasing his work, you're also contributing to a noble cause.

Steven's World Awaits You

'Photographs by Steven' is more than an online portfolio, it's a window to Steven Hardy's world. Here, he shares his unique vision, inviting you on a journey to marvel at the unique beauty he encounters every day.

Hyena | Photographs by Steven
Tiger | Photographs by Steven

Affordable Art at Your Fingertips

And now for the most exciting part! Steven's stunning photographs aren’t just for admiring—they can adorn your walls too. Available at very affordable prices, these works of art make the perfect gift for loved ones, or a delightful treat for yourself. Whether you're a fan of aviation or wildlife, there’s something for everyone here. Bring a piece of Steven's world into your own and let the magic of his photography inspire you every day.

So, dive into the world through Steven's eyes, where every photograph is a story waiting to be explored. Get ready to be inspired by Steven's work! Welcome aboard this exciting journey.

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