Press Clippings

acrobat_icon_40Martin Hayward Smith and the call of the wild
From an early age, all he wanted to do was get as close as possible to the natural world. Clare Bees talks to wildlife cameraman Martin Hayward Smith about his globetrotting career
KL Magazine | October 2016

acrobat_icon_40A Year With Hares
When Martin Hayward Smith documented a year in the life of local hares, not only did he gain unique insights into their secret lives – he ended up adopting a leveret and campaigning against senseless hunting. Lucy Jones went to meet him.
BBC Wildlife Magazine | April 2015

acrobat_icon_40My Year With Hares
Wildlife camerman and photographer Martin Hayward Smith kept a diary of a revelatory 12 months in the company of Norfolk’s beguiling brown hares
Country Life | 4 March 2015

acrobat_icon_40I have already bought several copies to give as Christmas presents writes Robin Page
Marin’s book is marked with some remarkable photography
Daily Telegraph Weekend (Country Diary) | 6 December 2014

acrobat_icon_40Stephen Moss strolls through the year’s best nature writing
My Year With Hares is a beautifully illustrated account
The Guardian (Review Section: Sport & Nature) | 6 December 2014

acrobat_icon_40Ingham’s World Column Reviews My Year With Hares
Daily Express Columnist John Ingham is ‘charmed’ by Martin’s new book
Daily Express | 14 November 2014

acrobat_icon_40One photographer, four seasons and a whole host of hares
My Year With Hares combines breathtaking photography with the tales of how Mr Smith got close to the creatures
Easern Daily Press | 20 October 2014

acrobat_icon_40Photographer to sign copies of hare-chasing chronicles
Photographer Martin Hayward Smith launches new book – My Year With Hares – at Binham Village Hall
Easern Daily Press | 18 October 2014

acrobat_icon_40My Year With Hares
In celebration of a very special creature – Lin Brice gets a sneak peak at Martin Hayward Smith’s new book
North Norfolk Living Magazine | Autumn 2014

acrobat_icon_40Wild and Wonderful
Norfolk is a haven for animals, insects and birds – it’s little wonder so many wildlife photographers and filmakers make it their home, says Rachel Buller
EDP Norfolk Magazine | October 2014

acrobat_icon_40Orchard is now blossoming after years of hard work
Film Maker Martin Hayward Smith captures a year in the life of the orchard for Japanese TV.
Eastern Daily Press | 20 September 2013

acrobat_icon_40Revealing the Early Life of a Stoat Family
Wildlife Photographer & Film Maker Martin Hayward Smith talks about the never-before-seen footage he captured of young stoats for the BBC 2 Nature series ‘The Burrowers’. The first of 3 episodes is due to air on 16 August 2013 at 9.00pm.
Eastern Daily Press | 16 August 2013

acrobat_icon_40My Life’s work Is a Real Labour Of Love
Wildlife Photographer & Film Maker Martin Hayward Smith reflects on past trips and talks about filming the new series of Wild Britain presented by Ray Mears which starts tonight on ITV1 at 8.00pm.
Eastern Daily Press | 4 January 2013

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Bracing his feet either side of the door a light aircraft until he’s looking directly at the ground gives Martin Hayward Smith a great adrenaline rush.
Eastern Daily Press

acrobat_icon_40Camera Watch on Bird of Prey
Solo the sparrowhawk cranes its neck out of its nest to wolf down some of the prey caught by its father – oblivious to its television star status.
Eastern Daily Press

acrobat_icon_40Royal ‘delight’ for cameraman Martin
Fakenham cameraman Martin Jayward Smith has been to some of the most remote parts of the world.
Dereham and Fakenham Times 23 September 2010

acrobat_icon_40When Alan met Price Charles, our Norfolk man captured it all
Martin Hayward Smith was the cameraman for a one-off documentary presented by Alan Titchmarsh. A complete contrast to the remote areas of the world he often films in.
Eastern Daily Times | 22 September 2010

acrobat_icon_40Martin Snaps a Crocodile
Survival cameraman Martin Smith found himself at the sharp end of Madagascar’s crocodiles and brought back a photograph that has won international acclaim.

acrobat_icon_40Born Free
Wildlife photographer Martin Hayward Smith has travelled the world taking pictures. But his heart is still in Norfolk. Paul Dickson meets this talented man.
Norfolk Journal | March 2005

acrobat_icon_40Artist of the Month
Martin Hayward Smith
Norfolk Magazine | February 2005

acrobat_icon_40Book is a Fascinating Guide to Our Coast
My recent meanderings through North Norfolk have been enormously pleasurable and I have discovered innumerable aspects of our richly varied coast I have never seen before.
Eastern Daily Press | 29 December 2004

acrobat_icon_40‘Notice, what Notice?’
A rare glimpse of these kingfishers reveals they are beautiful, valuable and elusive – but they cannot read.
Eastern Daily Press

acrobat_icon_40“Surely Martin Hayward Smith will be a household name by the end of the year!”
Martin is a product of North Norfolk, born in Fakenham. He now lives with his 7 year old daughter, Megan, in an idyllic cottage, the garden stretching down to the banks of the Stiffkey river, where the kingfisher’s call wakes him in the early morning…

acrobat_icon_40Hot Shots
With exotic locations, photographing animals in the wild can be a romantic adventure, but it is also very hard work and sometimes dangerous. Two Norfolk wildlife photographers, Martin Smith and Mike Powles, have recently won prizes in the coveted BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

acrobat_icon_40Martin travels thousands of miles for a chance to watch the birdie
He travelled thousands of miles, spent five days in sweltering heat and lived in fear of a range of nasty creatures – and all to get 30 seconds of film of a shy bird.

acrobat_icon_40Up on high
Wildlife photographer Martin Smith has worked in many exotic locations around the globe. But a whole new world of colour and texture opened up when, from a helicopter’s bird’s eye view, he discovered the wonders of the coastline of his native Norfolk. Charles Roberts talked to him.
Norfolk Magazine | August 2002

acrobat_icon_40A delightful trek into wildest Norfolk
A straightforward interview/mardle about his latest project was all I expected when I called in on Martin Smith, Norfolk born and bred naturalist and globe trotting wildlife photographer.
Eastern Daily Press | 7 May 2002

acrobat_icon_40The buzzard is back
Agate the errant buzzard is back with his owner – thanks to a couple of eagle-eyed six-year-olds.
Eastern Daily Press

acrobat_icon_40Martin reveals birdlife riches
The wealth of Birtish birdlife is to be celebrated in a television series through the lens of a Norfolk cameraman.
Eastern Daily Press

acrobat_icon_40Martin’s Wildlife Adventure
Globe-Trotting Martin Smith, of Fakenham is back in town after a visit to a national reserve in Kenya, via Russia.