Photographs from Swanscombe marshes, 2013, 2014 and 2015. These images are free to share for supportive promotional purposes.
A glorious, buzzing haven in spring and summer, a place of tranquil sunsets in winter.
A profusion of wildflowers and grasses across the site in summer
Common Whitethroat, a long distance migrant from Africa, breeds across Swanscombe marshes each year
Visitors enjoying views over the relict wet grasslands of Botany Marsh
From beneath areas of rocky ground near Broadness Point bramble and wild marjoram burst into life in late summer
Common Blue butterflies gathered on meadow vetchling along the river embankment
Common darters mating on the banks of the stagnant pool, a wonderful place to watch insects in summer
A stunning Emperor dragonfly ovipositing in one of the many ditches on the site, a perfect habitat for it
Stunning golden Coltsfoot emerging along path edges in March
House Martins over Ingress Park, July 2014. For hawkers of airborne insects like these, the marshes provide food to sustain them on their long migrations
A winter sunset over the River Thames and Swanscombe Marshes, February 2015
A beautiful Red Fox finds a sunny spot to enjoy, March 2015
Visitors watching the wildlife of Black Duck Marsh, March 2015
Looking west from Swanscombe creek, October 2015
The rough grassland and scrub of Broadness Marsh, October 2015