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 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.