"Skill, perserverance and an exceptional eye for beauty marks the splendidly atmospheric work of West Cork's Mike Brown."

— Michael Viney, The Irish Times

Mike Brown - The Photographer

Mike Brown - Irish Wildlife Photographer, Nature and Landscape Photographer

Mike Brown was born in Yorkshire, England in 1960 but moved with his family to the village of Courtmacsherry in West Cork in 1974. Having always had an interest in nature and the outdoors he was immediately at home in this environment.

Mike discovered photography in his mid twenties and immediately started making images of the local wildlife and landscape. In 1992 he began a full-time career as a professional photographer. While Mike has worked in many areas of photography and still covers many varied commercial assignments, his passion is still to photograph the natural world.

Learn more about Mike, his awards and his work.

Books of Photography by Mike Brown

Irish Photography Books by Mike Brown

Mike has published three books of Irish Nature and Irish Wildlife and Irish Landscape photography.

His first book, the highly acclaimed "Ireland's Wildlife - A Photographic Essay" was published in 2002. This was followed, to equal acclaim, by "Images of Irish Nature" in 2006.

His latest book, "Wild Water, Wild Light - Images of the West Cork Coastline" was published in late 2009.

These books are available for purchase online. All books purchased online are personally signed by Mike.

More information and to buy a signed book

Gift Vouchers for use online or at Mike's Gallery in Clonakilty

Purchase Gift Vouchers for the online store or the Gallery

Please click on the below image to purchase a gift voucher. These can be posted directly to you or to the recipient.

To redeem gift vouchers for online products please contact us directly rather than purchasing online.

Workshops, Tuition and Phototours

Workshops, Tuition and Phototours by Mike Brown

Workshops: Mike runs regular Photographic Workshops in West Cork. Based around Nature and Landscape photography, these workshops are designed for photographers with Digital SLR's who want to get the best from their equipment and learn from Mike's immense experience. More details

Tuition: Mike also does Individual Photographic Tuition for anyone wanting to learn on a One-to-One basis or as a small group of friends or family. Learn More

Phototours: Mike has now started to lead a small number of Nature Phototours to other countries.

More details and testimonials of Mikes Workshops, Tuition and Phototours


Mike is happy to consider commission work. If you would like to make an enquiry please find the contact details here.

Signed Photos

All Photographs purchased through this site are personally signed by Mike Brown.

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Autumn Photo Workshop

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On photography in general

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