Join BWPA Winner, Dan Trim, in Bulgaria

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Join BWPA Winner & long-time NaturesLens guide, Dan Trim, for the Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgaria Photography Holiday. Alongside Dan, you will find that Bulgaria in summer offers excellent macro photography opportunities due to its rich biodiversity & variety of habitats.

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The Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgaria Holiday is of 7 nights duration & is ideal for photographing butterflies, orchids & more, & is offered on a full board, non-shared basis, between the dates of 17th – 24th June 2018. You can hold a place with a £300 deposit, the trip itself costs £1399 per participant.

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The rich biodiversity & variety of habitats offers excellent opportunities to capture images of dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, spiders, beetles, flowers & orchids as well as a kaleidoscope of butterflies.

The sessions will comprise of early starts & late evenings to take advantage of the best light & the fact that the butterflies & insects are normally motionless at this time. The early afternoons can be used to take a siesta or enjoy the excellent panoramic views, whilst avoiding the harsh midday sun.

We offer an all-inclusive accommodation & meal package to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs. Flights to Sofia are not included within our package price.

You can view all the details of this new photography holiday here – including the itinerary & the species that we hope you will be able to add to your photography portfolio.

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Dan Trim wins the BWPA Photographic Competition

The BWPA winning image photographed by Daniel Trim, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team

Everyone at NaturesLens is proud to congratulate Dan Trim, one of the founding members of our guiding team, who has this year won the BWPA Photographic Competition with the image show below.

The BWPA winning image photographed by Daniel Trim, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team

Dan is a veteran of the NaturesLens guiding team, being with us almost from the day that we started; he has led events to Skomer, where guests photographed the comical Atlantic Puffin with Dan offering guidance & advice, & Kerkini, where he led a trip in the best conditions, to photograph the awesome Dalmatian Pelicans, for winter photography that had been experienced for many years. He took over from myself in the guiding duties for Calera & made the trip his own, making friendships with those who attended & gaining some great testimonials along the way – & of course impressing all with both the images that he captured & the enthusiasm that he brings to a trip.

He was instrumental in setting up our Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday, & suggested last year that he had a couple of new ideas for trips that he would like to do some research into & take on the guiding duties for – hence the already announced Golden Eagles of Swedish Winter Photography Holiday & another that we are announcing in an email that follows this one, a week long photography holiday focused on the Butterflies & Other Macro Subjects of Bulgaria.

A Golden Eagle & Red Fox encounter in the snow typical of the kind of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Golden Eagles of Swedish Winter Photography Holiday

If you would like to join Dan on either of these trips, there are a couple of places left on the Golden Eagles of Swedish Winter Photography Holiday, for the dates of 8th – 13th March 2018; plus the brand new Butterflies & Other Macro Subjects of Bulgaria Photography Holiday, which is to be held during June 2018, specifically the dates of 17th – 24th June 2018.

Once again – congratulations Dan – a worthy winner indeed!

David

We have a place become re-available for Zimanga in 2018

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A low level image of a herd of elephant, typical of those that may be captured at Zimanga Game Reserve during the NaturesLens African Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday

We have had a place become re-available to join NaturesLens in South Africa & to photograph the African wildlife of the Zimanga Reserve, the first reserve in Africa to be designed specifically to satisfy the needs of today’s wildlife photographer.

A low level image of a herd of elephant, typical of those that may be captured at Zimanga Game Reserve during the NaturesLens African Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday

You can join the NaturesLens African Hides & Safari Photography Holiday, which is taking place between the dates of 4th – 11th May 2018, for £3599 – details of the whole trip are available here, this is a trip that sold out as soon as we released dates for it & we did not anticipate having a place become re-available – hold your place with a 20% deposit only.

A low level image of a rhino, typical of those that may be captured at Zimanga Game Reserve during the NaturesLens African Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday

The African bushveld is an environment famed for its variety in wildlife, & the unique safari experience it can provide for wildlife photography enthusiasts. Join NaturesLens photography leaders on an African wildlife experience, delving deep into sub-tropical bushland; photographing incredible native species from both jeep & specially designed hides which are embedded within the landscape.

This is a trip you’ll never forget, & will have you leaving with both stunning images & memories which you will treasure for a lifetime. Places are limited so make sure to book early to avoid missing out.

Our trip offers you 5 traditional game viewing drives from open safari vehicles, with no more than two photographers per row to ensure maximum comfort & access to the best angles for photography. These are not limited to tracks, so off-roading will give you maximum photography opportunities. You will also have at your disposal a range of water-level hides, which are perfectly positioned to capture images of the African wildlife at their eye-level. These hides have been created with the photographer in mind, providing the optimum structure & positioning throughout the reserve.

Accommodation & internal transport is included within the price of the trip to keep things simple for you & NaturesLens will provide photography tuition as needed.

This is a trip you will never forget – book now to avoid disappointment & to take advantage of the fact that a place has become re-available!

A new winter tour to capture images of the majestic Golden Eagle

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A Golden Eagle landing on a snow clad tree typical of the kind of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Golden Eagles of Swedish Winter Photography Holiday

We invite you to join us for 6 days & 5 nights, spending time within the forested wilderness of Sweden, photographing the native golden eagles as they thrive in this wintery wonderland. Dan Trim, one of the team of NaturesLens photography leaders, will provide tuition on an as needed basis, assisting you in obtaining the best possible images.

Photographing these impressive birds within stunning forested & mountainous landscapes, you will have opportunities to capture motion shots of the birds in flight, soaring overhead as they track prey, feeding, & resting within their protected habitats.

A Golden Eagle & Red Fox encounter in the snow typical of the kind of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Golden Eagles of Swedish Winter Photography Holiday

The Golden Eagles of Swedish Winter is a photography holiday of 6 days (5 nights duration), that costs £1599 & takes place in Skellefteå in Sweden, between the dates of 8th – 13th March 2018.

This new photography holiday offering is offered to you on a full board, non-shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 3 participants & a maximum of 5, plus Dan.

You can find more details on the dedicated event page – to hold a place we require a £320 deposit, with the balance due 90 days prior to the trip commencing.

Crazy pricing for the Wild Brown Bear Hides of Finland

One of the large Brown Bears of the Taiga photographed during the NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday

Most providers are charging around £1800 for 4 or 5 nights in the bear hides in Finland – we give you 7 overnight sessions in the Finnish forest hides to photograph wild brown bears, wolverine & more – for £1099 – there is a but though …

One of the female Brown Bears and her cub amongst the cotton grass of the Taiga photographed during the NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday

We have been informed that after 31st October, our cost price rises substantially – so the price from there onwards will be £1999 – we are including the accommodation, meals & airport transfers in the  special price of £1099 instead of £1999, but we can only hold this price until until 31 October 2017

One of the young brown bears checks out the area before approaching for food photographed during the NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday

If you would like to head to Finland to capture images of the wild brown bears, wolverine & more – view the details here – we need a £400 deposit from you to hold your place – the balance is due at the end of March 2018!

One of the large Brown Bears of the Taiga photographed during the NaturesLens Wild Brown Bears of Finland Photography Holiday

European Bison, one of the main Białowieża species

A European Bison strides through the snow typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

Elsewhere, we have covered the wide variety of bird species that you might encounter on the Polish Winter Wildlife Tour, including Goshawks, Buzzards White-Tailed Sea Eagles & Woodpeckers, in addition to the days spent in hides, two days are spent traversing the Białowieża Forest, locating & photographing the European Bison, that call Białowieża home.

Żubry w Puszczy Białowieskiej, 2011

One of the European Bison within the snowy environs of the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday A European Bison strides through the snow typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday One of the European Bison of the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

The other mammal that is commonly seen & can be photographed within Białowieża, is the Red Fox, it can often be found near to the feeding sites, as these beautiful creatures want to scavenge food that is available.

A red fox at one of the hide feeding sites located near the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday One of the red foxes of the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday One of the beautiful red foxes of the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

DO YOU WANT TO CAPTURE IMAGES OF THE POLISH WILDLIFE FOR YOURSELF?

We have a photography tour that is to be run at the end of January 2018, this is an opportunity for you to undertake photography of the wildlife of the Białowieża Forest, including the European Bison, for yourself; the photography holiday costs £1499 each participant, this price excludes air travel to Warsaw itself – all ground transportation from Warsaw & back, & to & from shoot locations, accommodation & guidance/tuition is included, the dates for the NaturesLens Polish Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday are January 21 – 28, 2018.

To hold a place on the trip, we only require a 20% deposit from you, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to the trip taking place.

White-Tailed Sea Eagles on the Polish Winter Wildlife Tour

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One of the White-Tailed Sea Eagles comes in to land against the backdrop of the Białowieża Forest - typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

Elsewhere, we have covered the Goshawk, Buzzard & Woodpeckers that you might encounter on the Polish Winter Wildlife Tour, amongst the other species, & one that many people hope to be able to photograph are the White-Tailed Sea Eagles, there are two days spent in dedicated hides, hopeful that these enormous avian predators come into visit the feeding sites.

One of the White-Tailed Sea Eagles comes in to land against the backdrop of the BiaÅ‚owieża Forest - typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography HolidayA mature White Tailed Sea Eagle circles against the backdrop of the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography HolidayA juvenile White-Tailed Sea Eagle circles against the backdrop of the BiaÅ‚owieża Forest - typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

Obviously, the eagles visiting the feeding sites is dependent upon a number of factors, not least of which is that it is cold enough that their only food source is that which is placed out for them.

A trio of squabbling White-Tailed Sea Eagles photographed at a hide set within the environs of the Białowieża Forest - typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography HolidayA mature White-Tailed Sea Eagle strides through the snowy environs of the Białowieża Forest - typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

The other bird of prey that is commonly seen & that often interacts with the White-Tailed Sea Eagles, mainly as it also wants to scavenge food that is available, is the Common Buzzard.

A pair of Common Buzzards squabbling over food photographed at a hide set within the environs of the Białowieża Forest - typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday A pair of squabbling Common Buzzards photographed at a hide set within the environs of the Białowieża Forest - typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday A perched Common Buzzard photographed at a hide set within the environs of the Białowieża Forest - typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

DO YOU WANT TO CAPTURE IMAGES OF THE POLISH WHITE-TAILED SEA EAGLES FOR YOURSELF?

We have a photography tour that is to be run at the end of January 2018, this is an opportunity for you to undertake photography of the wildlife of the Białowieża Forest, including the White-Tailed Sea Eagles, for yourself; the photography holiday costs £1499 each participant, this price excludes air travel to Warsaw itself – all ground transportation from Warsaw & back, & to & from shoot locations, accommodation & guidance/tuition is included, the dates for the NaturesLens Polish Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday are January 21 – 28, 2018.

To hold a place on the trip, we only require a 20% deposit from you, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to the trip taking place.