It’s the bucolic Banksy! Villager Jim’s charming photos of countryside scenes are shared thousands of times – but no one knows who he is

Striking pictures were were shared by thousands of people all over the world by a photographer only known as Jim
Images taken by the wildlife photographer show stunning scenes of the Peak District and countryside wildlife
Video montage of his best images from this year was viewed more than 20,000 in just two hours on social media

Stunning images of countryside scenes taken by a wildlife snapper dubbed as the Banksy of photography have been shared thousands of times – despite no one knowing who he is.

The striking pictures of the Peak District and its animal inhabitants were all taken by the photographer known only as Villager Jim.

And although almost nothing is known about the man behind the camera, his photographs have proved popular among thousands of people from all over the world.

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A 10-minute video montage of his best images from this year, which capture the countryside through all four seasons, was viewed more than 20,000 times in just two hours.

In the post Jim wrote: ‘Here is my video montage of my best images of the year, going through the months and seasons, and having watched it i have to admit it brought a lump in my throat of how many wonderful moments I have been lucky enough to catch.’

People took to social media to Jim’s Facebook page to praise his work.

Badger Rose wrote: ‘Love it, and so glad i found your page, your fotos (sic) help keep my memories of home alive, and by sharing i can finally explain why even after quite a few years away i am still homesick.

Agnes Gardiner said: ‘Simply wonderful. So emotional for your followers as well as you. My daughter introduced me to your page as part of my induction into Facebook….so glad she did…..I simply love it. Thank you. I will look forward to sharing more in 2016.’

One photograph shows the moment a little West Highland white terrier runs through crisp snow in Derbyshire, while another shows a naked man riding a bike through the countryside.

Jim’s social media following has increased over the years and he has nearly 90,000 fans on his Facebook page.

His work has also been made into calendars and greetings cards, which have sold in there thousands.

After years of concealing his identity, Jim’s picture was released when he appeared on BBC 1’s Countryfile in 2014, but nothing else is known about him.

You can find Jim’s photographs at www.facebook.com/VillagerJim


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