Rob Wilton has a love of nature and the outdoors which was nurtured from an early age, always out walking with his family, learning about British birds and wildlife. He first looked through a Kowa scope over thirty-five years ago when his uncle who was a lifelong birder and a big influence in Rob’s life, let him try his trusty Kowa TSN-1. Rob is happiest when he is walking along the rugged coastline of his favourite UK location, the Isle of Anglesey situated on the tip of North Wales, usually with a pair of binoculars spotting the rich and varied wildlife that this stunning location has to offer. He has always had a creative streak and trained in graphic design and photography. Combining these skills with his love of nature led to his dream job working in the marketing department of Kowa, where he gets his hands on the latest optical innovations and creates marketing materials for the sporting optics division.
Rob has always enjoyed wildlife photography and became interested in the concept of digiscoping when the method of attaching cameras to scopes was still in its infancy, leading to an obsession to source the most suitable optics, adapters and cameras to connect together. He has owned dozens of digital cameras over the years. These days he uses his smartphone and a Kowa PROMNAR scope as his go to digiscoping set-up and as the technology has advanced, he is still amazed at the level of detail that can be captured and loves everything about digiscoping: the challenges of controlling such extreme telephoto power, the manual processes and techniques involved to capture a great image and the fact that he can keep a respectable distance from the subject without disturbing the wildlife.
Rob can’t wait to experience his first Champions of the Flyway Race and is honoured to have been invited to join the Kowa Scopers Team.