I don’t shoot much if any editorial style photography, but occasionally I get the chance. Whilst covering Goldcoast Oceanfest this year I got a call about a cow, loose on Croyde beach. After one unsuccessful sweep of the beach I almost gave up, but a chance conversation with a security guard for the event pointed me in the right direction. So back onto Croyde beach I went. The cow / steer / bullock had bolted from it’s farm, jumped down a cliff face about 15-18ft high, then clambered over the rocks and into the sea for a dip. The incident closed some of the beach whilst the owners, coastguards and RNLI tried to coax the happy surfer back onto dry land. After about 30-45mins Daisy (not the cows real name) was safe and on it;s way back to the farm. I had to follow the cow back to the farm to get the final happy ending shot even if it resulted in me getting a tad sunburnt!! But good to know the story had a happy ending.
The images have already appeared on various online news websites including, This is North Devon, Daily Mail Online, Mediaite, theworldweshare plus other news sites. A trip to the newsagents this morning will see if it gets published in hard copy. Please note all images are copyrighted to me – Matt Fryer Photography and must not be used without express written permission. If you wish to use / license any of these images from me then please contact me direct via the contact form on this site.