Oliver G Pike

Wildlife Photographer, Author and Naturalist: 1887 - 1963

Oliver Gregory Pike was a pioneer in the field of wildlife photography, both in stills and moving pictures.

He was a prolific author and lecturer. Above all, he loved nature.
This website is dedicated to his life and work.

Black-throated Diver

Black-throated diver on its nest,
Birdland camera, South Uist 1911

Oliver Pike obtained some wonderful photographs of rare birds before the First World War.

After travelling to South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, he built a hide in the water and after nearly a week obtained several shots of a female black-throated diver on her nest.

He exhibited a similar print at the Royal Photographic Society in 1912. He also had different prints of this bird framed and gave them to friends.