John MacPherson was born and lives in the Scottish Highlands. He trained as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, before completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter, and then qualified as a Social Worker in Disability Services. Along the way he has cooked on canal barges, trained as an Alpine Ski Leader & worked as an Instructor for Skiers with disabilities, been a canoe instructor, and tutor of night classes in carpentry, stained glass design and manufacture, and archery. He has travelled extensively on various continents, undertaking solo trips by bicycle, or motorcycle. He has had narrow escapes from an ambush by terrorists, been hit by lightning, caught in an erupting volcano, trapped in a mobile home by a tornado, kidnapped by a dog's hairdresser, rammed by a basking shark and was once bitten by a wild otter. He has combined all this with professional photography, which he has practised for over 35 years, as well as teaching photography and acting as a photography guide & tutor in the UK and abroad. His biggest challenge is keeping his 27 year old Land Rover 110 on the road. He loves telling and hearing stories.

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  • http://www.duckrabbit.info Peter

    Hmm – disappointing that we didn’t make it onto the list. Something to set our telescopic sights on in 2013 perhaps.

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Aye, it’s a long shot, but may be worth trying!

  • http://www.webdev.tjhole.com/duck_1 duckrabbit

    We should be aiming higher

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      A duck of your calibre would say that I suppose.

  • http://reciprocity-failure.blogspot.com Stan B.
    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Oh dear me Stan. Its remarkable that there are any of them left alive. Speechless……………..