Due to the fact that NaturesLens have to give a firm booking commitment when booking the rooms with the wildlife trust for our 2015 Skomer Photography Holiday, we will be closing reservations for the 3 day photography holiday on Sunday 5th October 2014, that is just 5 weeks away!

This event is now full – please consider emailing us if you would like to attend the 2016 event & be placed onto a list to be informed when we have an announcement to make regarding that photographic holiday.

For the Skomer Photography Holiday, we include evening meals, breakfasts, landing fees, plenty of laughter & the opportunity to photograph the island whilst no-one other than our party is on the island, including the amazing golden hour photography.

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An osprey pulls itself from the water with a trout grasped in it's talons - photographed on a NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday

An osprey pulls itself from the water with a trout grasped in it's talons - photographed on a NaturesLens Osprey Photography Holiday

We are happy to announce an osprey workshop for July, 2015; NaturesLens have secured accommodation & hide spaces for a stunning Osprey Photography Holiday during July 2015; these osprey photography sessions are one of the most exciting sessions of photography a wildlife photographer can encounter. The sessions typically start at 4.30am, the anticipation builds, the birds come in to fish, a splash as the bird dives to the loch an to grab a trout, then the lift-off … an exhilarating experience to photograph.

The bulk of the days are free for participants to catch up on sleep, however, one of the days does include an early evening session of Osprey Photography in the same hides. These evening sessions provide opportunities for backlit shots.

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An Alaskan Bald Eagle perches in a tree above the snow & ice of an Alaskan plain

We have just posted the event page & details for our Bald Eagles of Alaska Photography Holiday, to run during November 2016, the trip is to be conducted in & around the Chilkat Valley. Every portion of the preserve is used by eagles at some time during the year but from October to February, more than 3000 eagles congregate here to feed on spawning chum salmon.

An Alaskan Bald Eagle perches in a tree above the snow & ice of an Alaskan plain

Spanning seven days, the NaturesLens Bald Eagles Photography Holiday will include 6 days filled with Bald Eagle photography opportunities. Participants will have the opportunity to photograph Bald Eagles on their nests in the trees, diving & fighting for fish or sitting within the landscape. Read more

Puffin on Skomer stretches its wings prior in the soft evening light - photographed on a NaturesLens Puffins Photography Holiday

One of Skomers famous Puffins at The Wick  - photographed on a NaturesLens Puffins Photography HolidayDue to overwhelming demand for places on our Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday which booked out all available places for the 2015 trip within a week, we are contemplating running a second trip if the numbers justify it. Therefore, if you missed out on securing a place on our 2015 residential puffins photography trip & would like to attend a possible second trip, please make a booking enquiry using the form here.

This event is now full – please consider emailing us if you would like to attend the 2016 event & be placed onto a list to be informed when we have an announcement to make regarding that photographic holiday.

Our Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday expands on the success of this event in previous years & based on a number of people’s feedback, we have increased our stay on the island from two nights to three nights. The cost of the trip is £450, this is for 3 nights on the island, as previously, we include evening meals, breakfasts, landing fees, plenty of laughter & the opportunity to photograph the iconic puffin at dawn & dusk.

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Female Buzzard on a kill. Photographed on the NaturesLens Welsh Birds of Prey workshop

Our Welsh Birds of Prey workshop has now been moved to September to enable our guests to photograph the birds in stunning autumnal colours. Since this is the fourth year we have run this workshop, we decided it was time for a change to keep things fresh & interesting.

The location for this Welsh Birds of Prey workshop is a 500-acre working farm in mid Wales with stunning natural backgrounds, natural perches, derelict buildings, open fields & a fantastic quarry providing wonderful colours & textures for a variety of shots.

Little Owl looking over textured tree photographed during the Welsh Birds of Prey workshop run by NaturesLens

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Great Grey Owl in flight as photographed during the NaturesLens Great Grey Owl Photography workshop

We are pleased to announce an intensive Great Grey Owl photography workshop on the evening prior to our main September Welsh Birds of Prey Photography Workshop, on 27th September 2015. It is our intention for this workshop to focus on an extended session with a beautiful Great Grey Owl, an owl which is always a favourite subject on our owl workshops. The emphasis will be on pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this stunning bird. The Great Grey Owl or Great Gray Owl is a very large owl, documented as the world’s largest species of owl by length. It is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. Great Grey Owl in flight as photographed during the NaturesLens Great Grey Owl Photography workshop Read more

Great Grey Owl and Tawny Owl photographed during the Spring Welsh Owls workshop run by NaturesLens

The NaturesLens Spring Welsh Owls Workshop is timed to, hopefully, allow for the photography of the owls in bluebell woods. Accompanied by a dedicated falconer, this is a fantastic opportunity for photographers of all levels of ability to get up close & personal with some amazing & charismatic owls.

Long Eared Owl in bluebell wood photographed during the NaturesLens Spring Welsh Owls workshop

Reserve a place on the NaturesLens Spring Welsh Owls Photography Workshop, with a deposit of only £50, your balance will be due April 2015.
There will be the usual mix of flying & static shots. As with all our workshops, NaturesLens tutors will be on hand to provide as much tuition as is required. We will endeavour to make use of the following species Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Barn Owl, Long Eared Owl & a brief session with the Short Eared Owl. At the end of the day we have allowed time for photography of the Great Grey Owl – for this magnificent bird, you will have the opportunity for both perched & in-flight shots. Read more