Staring skyward at a gull one of the famous Skomer Puffins amongst the burrows – photographed on a NaturesLens Puffins Photography Holiday

Single place re-available for our Puffin Photography Holiday in June

One of the Skomer Puffins walks amongst the burrows – photographed on the Puffin Photography Holiday

June Skomer Puffin Photography Holiday

We have one place come available for the first of the two photography holidays that NaturesLens are running to Skomer in a few months, this space is for the June trip – if you’d like to attend, please send us an email to info@natureslens.co.uk & we will send you the details by return. Last year’s trip was a massive success, so much so that we expanded it to three days this year, many of those who attended in 2014 are returning this year too.

Reminder about Dalmatian Pelicans in 2016

The first trip is full, & several places on the second trip have sold already, if you would like to join us for our five day trip, which includes three packed days of photographing this enigmatic bird then you can do so with just a deposit of £200 & pay the balance in November 2015. More details here

David Howse Dalmatian Pelican image photographed on a NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

A White Tailed Sea Eagle poses on a frozen lake - photographed in Poland by a NaturesLens guide

2016 White Tailed Sea Eagle Photography Holidays available

We are pleased to announce that booking is open for the 2016 White Tailed Sea Eagles in Poland Photography Holidays, whilst this year we ran one in January & a second in February, in 2016, we are running them back to back, one after the other, in February.

Book here for trip 1 – February 7, 2016 – February 12, 2016 – £999 per person.
Book here for trip 2 – February 12, 2016 – February 17, 2016 – £999 per person.

Each of the four days of photography, the timetable is one of an early rise, so that the group can be moved to & settle into the hide(s) under the cover of darkness. The hide owners have devoted many years of hard work to ensure that the eagles visit the location & regularly feed, therefore it is absolutely vital that the eagles do not make any association between the food placed for them, and human beings.

A White Tailed Sea Eagle poses on a frozen lake - photographed in Poland by a NaturesLens guide

Our guide will get us settled into the hide, light the gas heater for us, & will then leave to allow us to prepare for the day ahead. We would stress that from this point onwards, nobody is allowed to leave the hide under any circumstances until after dark for the reason noted above. It is anticipated that in total the group will spend approx 11-12 hours each day in the hide.

The cost is £999 per person for 2016, with no single supplement & everyone having their own room – no need to share!

David Howse Dalmatian Pelican image photographed on a NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

Dalmatian Pelican Photography open for bookings

We are pleased to announce that booking is open for the 2016 Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday & since the event is now expanded to include three full days of photography, it is even better than before.

Book here for trip 1 – January 16, 2016 – January 20, 2016 – £899 per person
Book here for trip 2 – January 20, 2016 – January 24, 2016 – £899 per person

Each of the three days will follow a similar format, in the morning we head out on the boat, travel down the lake, pick up fish for feeding, then feed the pelicans on the way back up the lake; the intent here is to draw the birds away from the shoreline, this is for a couple of reasons, firstly, so that the pelicans fly in towards us for some great flight and landing shots, secondly, to ensure that we have nice clean backgrounds.

Following this boat trip, we return to the hotel for lunch in the early afternoon: at about 3.30 pm we head out for the afternoon shooting session, we drive down the edge of the lake to the location where we perform and capture images of a shoreline feed, we shoot literally until the light is gone. When the light is no more, we return to the hotel, clean up & have an evening meal.

Some of our group then headed out for star photography, as several of them are keen on this & there is no light pollution in the area.

The cost is £899 per person for 2016, with no single supplement & everyone having their own room – no need to share!

Our first trip has a single place remaining on it, but we do have the opportunity to run a second trip immediately afterwards, there are 5 spaces available on this trip at the time of sending this email.

It’s worth noting that we include all accommodation, food, transport, boat trips, fish costs, permits & airport transfer costs in your cost, so all you have to pay for is any drinks & we stay in a lovely hotel about 10 minutes walk from the Lake in the northern area of the lake, no need to have a lengthy drive to the lake each morning!

Below are a couple of images captured by one of the participants on the event that we held in January, David Howse, who incidentally is booked on next years event already, like a few others!

Book here for trip 1 – January 16, 2016 – January 20, 2016 – £899 per person
Book here for trip 2 – January 20, 2016 – January 24, 2016 – £899 per person

David Howse Dalmatian Pelican image photographed on a NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

David Howse Dalmatian Pelican Group photographed on a NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday