I am a 16 year old, enthusiastic amateur photographer and blogger using a Canon SX70 HS.

I also use Bushnell and Little Acorn trail cameras to mainly film Badgers, but also what goes on around my Local patch. I also use a Birdsy camera with AI to film birds in my front garden.

I am passionate about British Wildlife, especially showing people how easy it is to find amazing wildlife without having to travel too far away from your own home.

I have been blogging about my Local Patch since May 2013, you can read my older posts on http://www.appletonwildlifediary.blogspot.co.uk

In November 2013 I answered an advert to become a Local Patch reporter for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Wildlife magazine advert

Since then I have appear in the magazine a few times.

In 2017 I made this short film about wildlife in Oxfordshire for the report launch of the Oxfordshire State of Nature 2017.

In 2016 I appeared on Springwatch Unsprung to talk about wildlife photography

Springwatch Unsprung

I was very proud to appear in The National Badger Day film called ‘Talking Badgers’  which you can watch on You Tube

In 2017 I made two films about badgers.

One for National Badger Week which was shown to an audience at Wytham woods.


The second was shown as part of the Badger Trust conference – Young Wildlife Ambassadors panel.

badger trust conference photo

I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists as well as BBOWT , The Oxon Mammal group, The Badger Trust, and Oxfordshire badger Group

I enjoy learning about nature and the environment but I am still learning! I appreciate any help and advice others can give me. I am especially keen on promoting wildlife to other young people and was involved in a Podcast for The Wildlife Trusts – Every Child Wild campaign. 

Photography awards


Peoples choice and winner of GWT photography competition aged 8-11 2014


GWT photography competition 3rd place 8-11 years 2014


Rat – winner of Twitter garden photography competition


BBOWT – Under 12’s winner 2015

Autumnal fungi Alex White -

BWPA – special mention 2015

Sitting hare

Mammal society winner under 15’s 2016

Ladybird on thistle

Runner up in BBOWT’s under 18’s photography competition 2016 and used on an envelope


National Geographic kids photography competition runner up 2016

Roe deer

Roe deer in the frost – used on a charity Christmas card 2016

Zip wire at twilight

Used in a local calendar 2016


BWPA 2017 shortlisted

Road side beauty

BWPA 2017 – shortlisted

Scavenging mouse

Scavenging mouse – Winner of 2018 Secret World photography competition. Group 11-15 years. Judged by Chris Packham.

27 Responses to About

  1. Suzanne says:

    Hi Alex, I wondered if you might consider doing some wildlife photography for us for a project?
    I can explain what is required and discuss terms if you would be kind enough to contact me. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. botleyblog says:

    Great to meet you at Film Oxford … and I much enjoyed looking at your blog, and seeing your photos and videos. Great work – keep it up! Robert

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. Ashley says:

    This is a really wonderful page! I’m following you from now!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dear Alex,
    Great blog. So good to see the next generation passionate about our amazing wildlife. We need all the friends and energy we can get! 🌞🦋🦉🐝🐞🌸🌞

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  6. A great Blog and awesome photos! You are truly inspiring and I bet the book is brilliant!

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  7. I’m always excited when a young person gets personally involved and interested in nature and wildlife. We need more people like you in this world. Keep up the great work.


  8. Really enjoying your blog and delighted that you are so enthusiastic about nature and world in general…in about 3 years’ time, look us up at Harper Adams University – I think you’d fit right in!

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  9. You have an extraordinary blog! I will enjoy exploring the wildlife in your country. Thank you for choosing to follow my humble blog!

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  10. Helen White says:

    Hi Alex, thanks for following my photography bog at helenwhitephoto.com. I note you are a great fan of badgers and hares…me too, my absolute top favourite creatures (especially badgers!!!). Very glad to find your blog, its geat to know there’s an enthusiastic young naturalist just a county away. You share the same name, by the way, as my step son…very cool!

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  11. Jude says:

    Thanks for the follow Alex! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Anuj Agarwal says:

    Hi Alex,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Appleton Wildlife Diary by Alex White has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Wildlife Photography Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Wildlife Photography Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.



  13. trispw says:

    Great blog here, Mr White.

    I’ve followed and looking forward to reading more.

    Liked by 1 person

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  15. Tony says:

    Hi Alex,

    Many Thanks for the follow at naturestimeline, good to know you admire what I do.

    Best Wishes

    Tony Powell

    Liked by 1 person

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