Dotty looks back, she is one of the new mothers of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve captured during the NaturesLens Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

Three of the Best Indian Wildlife Photography Holidays

For 2018, we have planned a trip that assembles three of the Best Indian Wildlife Photography Holidays into one extended portfolio filling tour of some of the best wildlife reserves that India possesses; it will be amazing! Or you can attend the separate events individually or perhaps join the Lions of Gir & the Tigers of Bandhavgarh into a two-week trip that echoes the trips held in 2017 with Jayne.

Starting with the Tigers & Leopards of Kabini at the end of March – specifically March 30th – April 7th – to be led by John Rowell for NaturesLens, then the amazing Lions of Gir follows on the dates of April 7th – 13th, this trip is being led by Jayne Bond & then the trio of trips ends with the Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday between the dates of April 13th – April 22nd – also with Jayne Bond as the leader.

The three Indian Wildlife Photography Holidays are as follows:

The black leopard that has made Nagarahole a great venue for photography in recent years typical of the image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Tigers & Leopards of Kabini Photography Holiday

India’s Bengal Tigers & Leopards of Kabini Photography Holiday – £3249

March 30, 2018 – April 7, 2018

Join John Rowell to photograph the wildlife of the Nagarahole National Park, including, the Leopards of Kabini all set within the jungle of Karnataka


A beautiful portrait of one of Gir's Asiatic Lions captured during the NaturesLens Asiatic Lions of Gir Photography Holiday

India’s Lions of Gir Photography Holiday – £2749

April 7, 2018 – April 13, 2018

Join Jayne Bond to photograph the Lions of Gir plus the other wildlife of Gir, all within the dramatic scenery of one of the most unique reserves in India


Dotty looks back, she is one of the new mothers of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve captured during the NaturesLens Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday – £2749

April 13, 2018 – April 22, 2018

Join Jayne Bond to photograph the Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh, plus other Indian wildlife, all set within the dramatic scenery of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve



If you wish to book two or even all three of the best Indian Wildlife Photography Holidays that we offer & that have been designed to seamlessly join up & provide you with the ultimate in Indian Wildlife Photography over a period of just over 3 weeks, then we will arrange a customised schedule suited to you, that links the elements of the trips, that you select, together into one easy to manage whole.

You can have a read of Jayne’s blog post about two of the events listed above that we held in 2017.

Alan’s thoughts from his two weeks with the Birds of Spain

Two years ago I travelled to Spain with Natureslens to photograph a wide variety of the birds of Spain in Calera y Chozas, & I enjoyed it so much that I booked to go back again in 2017: but this time with a difference. The week before the Birds of Calera Photography Holiday, Natureslens also had arranged a trip to photograph Eagles & other birds in the Sierra Morena region found in the south of Spain; consequently, I rolled the two trips together, with a day of downtime, in between, in Madrid.

Part 1 of my blog for NaturesLens covers the Spanish Raptors Photography Holiday.

Week 1 – Spanish Raptors in Adamuz

The trip started with a very early flight from London to Malaga, where we were met by our local guides. A comfortable 2-hour drive took us inland to Adamuz – a small provincial town in the Sierra Morena region & our base for the week. We were soon settled into our hotel to unpack & freshen up before meeting in a restaurant just minutes from the hotel (run by the same people) where we received a warm welcome from our hosts. In the early evening our guides took us out for a recce to get a feel for the region.

A panorama of the Adamuz landscape photographed on one of the pair of NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holidays to capture images of the Birds of Spain Read more

Slovenian Bear Photography Holiday special offer

Listen up … we have a special offer to visit Slovenia, stay with a very good friend of ours, make use of his hides & hopefully capture some awesome images of the Slovenian Bears.

One Of The Adult European Brown Bears Poses On Rocks - Photographed On The Natureslens Slovenian Bear Photography Holiday So, here’s the deal to join our Slovenian Bear Photography Holiday on the dates of September 2 – September 7 2017 – this normally costs £1249 but we are reducing the price to £1099 for the four places on this departure. It will require all four places to be filled – but that’s a bit of a bargain! Read more

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 Read more

A Golden Eagle perches photographed during the NaturesLens Spanish Raptors Photography Holiday

Two weeks of amazing Spanish Bird Photography in 2018

For 2018, we have already planned a duo of Spanish Bird Photography Holidays that can be joined together to form one seamless opportunity to add a plethora of photos of the birds of Spain to your portfolio – or you can attend the separate events individually – the two events are the Spanish Raptors Photography Holiday followed the next week by Spanish Birds of Calera Photography Holiday.

A Golden Eagle perched photographed during the NaturesLens Spanish Raptors Photography Holiday Read more

Dalmatian Pelican Trio Detail one of Daniel Trim's images captured on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

Pelicans of Greece … continued …

As we moved into the second half of our Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday the lake had really started to thaw with larger areas opening up. With an increasing area to fish in the birds started to move around, the sheer number of cormorant fishing in the open areas was astonishing & another reflection on how productive the lake is. Here rafts of them can be seen snorkelling whilst pelicans wait on the peripheries hoping to steal their catch. I shot this with a slower shutter & again high key to try & replicate the effects of a painting.

Creative Dalmatian Pelican Photography one of Daniel Trim's images captured on the NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday Read more

A Golden Eagle stares straight down the lens at the photographer photographed during the NaturesLens Spanish Raptors Photography Holiday

Sean reports in from our Spanish Raptors Photography Holiday

Last month saw me heading off to the mountains of the Sierra Morena in Spain leading the NaturesLens Spanish Raptors Photography Holiday.

I knew from the itinerary that had been planned that it was going to be an amazing week of photography with some great sightings & photo opportunities. After a very early flight, the group & I arrived in Spain meeting up with the local guides. After a couple of hours on the road we arrived in the local town of Adamuz, which would be our base & home for the duration of the trip. The town is situated in beautiful natural surroundings & is a very picturesque location. Due to the time we arrived, we decided we were going to explore a few wildlife locations that we would be working on over the coming days. It was a great afternoon exploring our surroundings & getting some ideas for the images to come.

The next day we split into two groups to keep noise etc to a minimum whilst working from the hides. A couple of us spent the day in the Golden Eagle hide.

A magnificent Golden Eagle photographed during the NaturesLens Spanish Raptors Photography HolidayA Golden Eagle peers around a log photographed during the NaturesLens Spanish Raptors Photography Holiday Read more