The anticipation of a return to the Skomer Puffins

For the last few years, June & July have seen NaturesLens run 3 night photography holidays to capture images of the Skomer Puffins, & 2017 is no different!

Looking straight down the lens at us a puffin photographed on the NaturesLens Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

It is almost time – two weeks out – for the first of our annual visits to capture images of Skomer’s Puffins – for several years now, we have taken large groups with multiple guides to the island, the first trip of 2017 is being led by myself & Sean Weekly, the second by Sean Weekly & Kevin Morgans. That means that the weekend after next will be ‘cooking time’, there should be plenty of warming food for the evening meals, some cakes & we might slip the odd box of wine in.

Peeping over the ground cover a puffin photographed on the NaturesLens Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

As for the timetable for the weekend, as with all these events, we keep it flexible, the guests have joined us to photograph Skomer’s Puffins foremost, so food times & social activities will be arranged around the light. On that note, if you have specific guidance that you want or need, perhaps the sunset images that Sean achieves; or in-flight imagery – all you have to do is ask.

Having landed, a puffin skuttles to it's burrow with a mouthful of sandeels image captured on the NaturesLens Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday
I know that Sean is as excited as I am for the visit to Skomer, & we both look forward to welcoming our clients to the trip, some, guests are repeat clients of NaturesLens, some are repeat clients of our Skomer’s Puffins Photography Holiday; one thing that they can all be assured of is a great time on the island.
An oystercatcher photographed on the NaturesLens Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday
Coming in to land near The Wick a puffin photographed on the NaturesLens Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday
The beautiful evening light this is why the NaturesLens Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday includes three nights staying on the island
The Wick the main point on Skomer Island for Puffin Photography a puffin photographed on the NaturesLens Skomer Puffins Photography HolidayAnd those visiting in July, your trip will also be excellent, Kevin who is co-leading that trip is a bit of a puffin aficionado, he will bring a wealth of experience to the trip – & he will have just returned from our Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday – so again, feel free to quiz him on any aspect of photography or his tales of Fair Isle.
Stood on the cliff edge near The Wick a puffin photographed on the NaturesLens Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday

The photos on this blog post were kindly contributed by Bob & Julie Deans, from a selection of images captured during the 2016 trip, as is normal, we will invite all the participants of the 2017 Puffin Photography Holidays to contribute images to appear on the NaturesLens blog.

Would you like to capture images of the Skomer Puffins?

If you would like to capture images of the Welsh Puffins in 2018 for yourself, the best way to get on the list for our incredibly popular photography holidays – that always sell out months in advance – to get on the list fill out the form below & when we are in a position to announce dates, we will work down the list – if you’re not on the list, then we won’t be able to offer you a place!

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