A selection of images from David Margetson captured on Skomer

We enjoy showing off what our photography tour & holiday participants achieve with us, so we’re happy to post this selection of images, captured by David Margetson whilst on the 2016 Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday; which was lead this year, with a small group, by Dan Trim for us.

A puffin on Skomer Island clutches a bill full of sand eels - photographed by David Margetson on the 2017 Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

Staying on Skomer Island for 3 nights means you have the opportunity to re-visit images that you may have taken on earlier days & improve on them. Since island weather can be changeable, there is also the chance that you could end up with very different images from each day.

The 'classic' Puffin portrait - photographed by David Margetson on the 2017 Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

Perhaps the best part of our Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday is the opportunity to get creative at the beginning & the end of the day, during the magical “golden hour” & shortly after. The possibilities are endless!

Silhouette of a puffin - photographed by David Margetson on the 2017 Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

The other advantage our residential guests have, is that once the day-trippers have gone, those staying on the island have the entire place to themselves!

Silhouette of a gull - photographed by David Margetson on the 2017 Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

Puffins will always be the main draw to those visiting Skomer but don’t forget, there are other species of birdlife on the island such as manx shearwaters, gulls, short-eared owls, & little owls.

One of Skomer's Puffins looking into darkness - photographed by David Margetson on the 2017 Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

Birds in flight can be a challenge, especially Puffins who have been likened to speeding bullets, but our tour leaders will be on hand to provide advice & help on how best to capture these comical birds in flight.

One of Skomer's Puffin at the Wick - photographed by David Margetson on the 2017 Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

If you fancy capturing some iconic or creative images of the wonderful Skomer Puffins for yourself, why not join us in 2017 for our Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday in July? The tour will be lead by our awarding winning team of Sean Weekly & Kevin Morgan, both veteran visitors to Skomer.

One of Skomer Island's comical puffins, captured in the last light of the evening - photographed by David Margetson on the 2017 Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

JOIN THE 2017 SKOMER PUFFINS PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY

Skomer is one of the most important locations for the colonies of Atlantic Puffins in Europe & it is easy to see why. For photographers keen to add puffin images captured in different conditions & lighting to their wildlife portfolio, a three night stay on the island provides an abundance of opportunities. Our focus during the NaturesLens photography holidays are the comical puffins, which can be seen on Skomer in abundant quantities from mid-May through to July.

Our puffins of skomer photography holiday costs £499 for the 3 night stay on the island & is held during the dates of July 15 – 18, 2017.