Some Drone Aerial video footage - a short clip of the incredible Shipwreck Bay - Zakynthos, Greece.

Am still reveling in the memory of this incredible location. Here's a quick video I pieced together with some of the aerial footage compiled on the trip. Enjoy!

 

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

The Albert Dock Liverpool - some Drone Aerial photos from the air...

This is an aerial photo of Albert Dock. Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Drone. 27th October 2016. In the early 80's Margaret Thatcher wanted to tear it down as part of a "managed decline" operative for the city of Liverpool. Kinda glad she didn't get her way! These incredible buildings still stand majestically on the Mersey River. The afternoon light hitting them perfectly. Get on down and check them out if you're popping into Liverpool for a visit...

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Expressions of a Princess... the day HRH Princess Anne visited the city of Liverpool

Another magical day of photography in Liverpool - with the christening of the new Atlantic Container Line vessel - Atlantic Sea. HRH Princess Anne made a special trip up for the event - and I had the pleasure of photographing her visit. I've photographed her on 3 other occasions, which in comparison were rather hurried affairs. This day there was plenty of time for her to relax and enjoy the wonderful hospitality that Liverpool brings! As you can see from her many different expressions - she had a fantastic day!

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

The window that won... the photo that won the best view in the UK! Museum of Liverpool.

Massive congratulations to the Museum of Liverpool for winning the best view in the UK and it was with this photo that they took the top prize... Always more than happy to help!

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

So I packed the Drone in my suitcase and travelled from Liverpool to Zakynthos for some aerial photography...

Travelling across Europe with a Drone sounds a little cumbersome and complicated - but it really is pretty straightforward. Grab yourself a small padded backpack off Amazon for around £40... then pack it inside your hardshell suitcase and forget about it till you arrive on a beautiful Greek Island. Once there get up nice and early and drive across the Greek countryside to a very very special place. Navagio Beach - or Shipwreck Bay as it's colloquially known. All the more special first thing in the morning before all the tourists hit it. This place is something else. Dramatic white chalky cliffs descend dramatically into the Aegean Sea. A boat that was once used to transport contraband washed up on the beach years ago. Culminating in a stunning spectacle. One of the most photogenic spots on the planet.

Here's a quick photo taken from the Drone to give you an idea.

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Ben Fogle tells his incredible tales in the Anglican Cathedral Liverpool

One of my favourite venues on the planet - the Liverpool Cathedral. I first spotted Ben Fogle early in the evening looking a little lost. It was the first time he'd been in the cathedral and was in awe of the sheer size of it. He wandered over in the near darkness and asked me if I knew where the client was. So we wandered through the incredible structure to the ornate Lady Chapel where guests were arriving. Lovely guy, totally chilled and just how I expected him to be. It never ceases to amaze me just how many British people have never heard of, let alone set foot in, the Liverpool Cathedral. Here's a few photos from the evening.

Photo of the Ben Fogle event in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Regeneration of South Manchester and an alternative view of the skyline...

Over the past few years I have worked with the South Manchester region of Wythenshawe - namely their Real Lives and Real Food campaign which has been a great success in the regeneration of such a wonderful area. Had a lovely day down there recently shooting mostly the parks and green areas of Wythenshawe. Climbing up onto the top of an apartment block gave me a nice unique view of the Manchester skyline. I often find it a bit difficult to get a "classic" skyline shot of Manchester as it pales in comparison to Liverpool - but I think this shot definitely does it justice and perhaps paints a different picture of the cold, grey industrial north that people perceive it to be...

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Some photography for BBC Good Food Magazine - Van Zeller restaurant, Harrogate

First started working for the BBC family of food magazines about 7 years ago - and it's great to still be shooting for them all this time later! One of the best things is going to these up and coming restaurants across the north of England - is shooting them before they become famous! One such example is a recent shoot at Van Zeller in Harrogate. A fantastically beautiful Yorkshire town. Nestled in the cobbled backstreets is Van Zeller. A restaurant that is carving out it's own niche of delightfully fresh seasonal fayre. I also got to taste - so I can practice what I preach!
Here's some photos from the shoot:

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

View from above - an aerial drone photograph of the Liver building - Liverpool Waterfront...

The incredible iconic Liver Building in Liverpool city centre - some aerial photography captured with the Drone.

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Our house has made it onto the www.made.com website - design by Natalia, photos by Ant

I have a very talented wife. Not only is she a criminal barrister here in the UK - she's also an interior design visionary. The last two houses we've owned have been cleverly yet sympathetically transformed. Natalia's style is constantly evolving - with her latest effort being spotted by Made.com from her Instagram feed. The black and white contrasts in this latest style is something I love photographing too - so makes it a bit of a "dream team" effort. Special thanks also to Coco our labrador - for adding a hint of "chocolate" to the scene...

To view the article on Made.com - please click here: made.com

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Shooting Sharks - this time 13 years ago... some photos from the Red Sea, Egypt

Seems like a lifetime ago now - scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. This time of the year the Oceanic White Tip sharks come up to visit. The water currents and the temperature are just right for these incredible creatures to bask off the back of Elphinstone Reef off the coast of the southern Red Sea. My now wife Natalia took these fab shots of me whilst I was filming the sharks. Warm waters meant no wetsuits and basically no protection whatsoever! Was one of the most epic dives of my life!

Oceanic white tip reef sharks photos - scuba diving in the red sea egypt
Oceanic white tip reef sharks photos - scuba diving in the red sea egypt

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

The Iconic Liverpool Skyline - a panoramic photo on a lovely clear evening

Such a beautiful still evening in LIverpool town. The Liverpool skyline is ever changing and is always such an engaging subject to photograph. Was loving the interesting cloud cover and the chance to see stars over a big city is always a bonus!

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant