Weatherwatch: Des Coleman at Watermead Country Park in Leicester

Our Weather Presenter Des Coleman has been out and about across the East Midlands for our series "Weatherwatch", meeting those of who who regularly send in lovely weather photos for our 6pm programme forecasts.

Whether it's a landscape, a flower or wildlife, they're seen by thousands of viewers on each of our programmes, so who is the person behind them and what's the story behind their love for weather photography ?

This time Des has taken a trip to Watermead Country Park in Leicester, a favourite spot for weather photographer Milan Kubavat.

He took up outdoor photography during the first lockdown to help get through it all. Milan says he likes to be one with nature and likes taking dramatic photos like sunsets.

Watermead Country Park is now a haven for wetland wildlife enjoyed by nature lovers, walkers and families.

The park is home to great lake views and woodland walks with paths and picnic areas.

A life-sized sculpture of a mammoth inspired by the mammoth, bison and deer bones found in the gravel workings, overlooks the 92 acres of land.

Here is one of Milan's top tips for taking a great weather photo:

Milan said seeing one of his photos on the television is a 'great feeling' and gives him a real 'high buzz' to know that "you took that photo and everyone else is seeing it".

He hopes that his weather photo tip and his pictures will inspire others to take a walk outside and capture the outdoors just like he does.

Credit: Milan Kubavat

Watch as Des met our latest weather photographer Milan, as they tour the park.

If you've got a weather or wildlife photo that you'd like to send us then just email it to us with your name and where it was taken in the Midlands to

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Your photo may appear on our programme at 6pm.

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