2020 – Spanish Birds of Toledo Photography Holiday

An Adult Lesser Kestrel On The Farm Building Rooftop With A Freshly Caught Insect   Photographed On The Estate Used For The NaturesLens Spanish Birds Of Toledo Photography Holiday
NaturesLens is pleased to offer a new wildlife photography holiday to wildlife photographers of amateur & semi-professional ability, join Alan in escaping to the diverse landscape of the Castile-La Mancha region of Spain, you will spend many hours from dawn to dusk making use of an amazing custom-built hide network, which includes ground-level, floating, water-level & sunken hides to capture images of bearded reedling, warblers, collared pratincole, sandpipers, iberian yellow wagtailkentish ploverkingfisherlapwing, grebes of various type, moorhenpin-tailed sandgrouseshelduckspotless starling, the brilliant stone curlewwater rail & more; & of course, the lesser kestrel , plus a variety of other species that are indigenous to the region. Making use of an astonishing network of custom-built hides, which are spread throughout the property, you will be provided with the best bird photography moments possible, capturing birds in flight, within their habitats & interacting with one another.
As usual, our small group size ensures that you have excellent use of the hides, allowing you to capture dramatic images from the best angles, with photography guidance provided by Alan where needed.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of a truly immense selection of birds found on & around the estate of Laguna del Taray, in Spain, during the Spanish Birds of Toledo photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £2249 per participant.
A vast landscape, with a superb network of hides, the fantastic range of birdlife that co-exists within this estate to be found in the Castile-La Mancha region of Spain, all contribute to an experience not to be missed. This photographic holiday is one which will add many species to your photographic portfolio. From the splendid Goshawks & Harriers to the diminutive lesser kestrels, all living side by side in the local ecosystem, which exists in this region. Castile-La Mancha is the region of Spain within which the action of the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote of Cervantes takes place; it is a symbol of the Spanish culture with sunflowers, windmills & El Quijote.
One Of The Colony Of European Rollers   Photographed On The Laguna Del Taray Estate Used For The NaturesLens Spanish Birds Of Toledo Photography Holiday
Our Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday provides you with a week packed with hide sessions, where your photography will benefit from unparalleled access to locations; the hides are situated strategically within the landscape to provide the best opportunity to photograph a stunning range of bird species.
One Of The Marsh Harriers, Mantling Over Food, In Front Of One Of The Hides   Photographed On The Estate Used For The NaturesLens Spanish Birds Of Toledo Photography Holiday
Additionally, you will have at least two hide sessions devoted to the photography of the lesser kestrel colony, from conceivably the best duo of lesser kestrel hides that we have ever seen!
One morning will see you undertake a photography session dedicated to the goshawk, assuming that the species remains present on the estate, & a during the afternoon a further session devoted to photography of the harriers, buzzards & kites.
Two sessions will be devoted to photography from floating hides, these sessions are a lot of fun & allow for unique photos of birds on the water to be captured, however, should this not be for you, we will adjust your itinerary so that this activity is replaced with a different, but equally exciting, hide experience.
In addition, there are hides for little owl, for wading birds where the hides are sunken into the ground, hides for endemic birds at a drinking pool, hides amongst reed beds for bearded reedlings, reed buntings & more – you will be able to make use of all of these during your 7 night Spanish birds photography holiday.
The estate that we will make use of is found in the Province of Toledo & the Castile-La Mancha region, in the central part of the country, 100 km south of the capital Madrid.
The NaturesLens Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday is a unique opportunity to photograph some of the estate’s varied & distinct birdlife, including various raptors, many of the indigenous Spanish species, plus of course the lesser kestrel colony &, hopefully, the Goshawk.
The beautiful landscape, filled as far as you can see with olive groves, offers keen wildlife photographers the ideal opportunity for capturing fabulous images of all the birdlife, but within the groves, particularly, we hope the little owl.
Accommodation is provided on a half-board basis – a light breakfast before heading to the hides & ending with a meal after the evening session in the hides. Everything is taken care of for you so that experiencing & photographing the species & their environment is all you need to consider.
This trip suits enthusiastic photographers with a passion to experience the magnificent birdlife that Toldeo has to offer; capturing editorial-quality images of a range of bird species to treasure for years to come. Places are minimal to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid frustration.
One of the reasons that to date, NaturesLens had not featured the Goshawk on any Spanish photography holiday before this one was that all the locations that we found previously were “live-baited” … none of the species on the Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday is live-baited; consequently, NaturesLens are now delighted to be able to offer Goshawk photography sessions to our clients.
Photographable Species: bearded reedling, bee-eater, black kite, blackbird, cetti's warbler, collared pratincole, common buzzard, common reed warbler, common sandpiper, crested lark, goshawk, great reed warbler, green sandpiper, hoopoe, iberian hare, iberian yellow wagtail, imperial eagle, jackdaw, kentish plover, kingfisher, lapwing, lesser kestrel, little grebe, little owl, magpie, marsh harrier, montagus harrier, moorhen, moustached warbler, nightingale, pallid harrier, pin-tailed sandgrouse, roller, savi's warbler, shelduck, spanish sparrow, spotless starling, starling, stone curlew, stonechat, tit, tits, tree sparrow, water rail, wild rabbit

Spanish Birds of Toledo Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 4th july, 2020

flight to madrid from home location & transfer to tembleque

day 2 - sunday - 6th july, 2020

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 3 - monday - 6th july, 2020

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 4 - tuesday - 7th july, 2020

morning photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray, evening landscape photography including the windmills of consuegra & evening meal overlooking the windmills

day 5 - wednesday - 8th july, 2020

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 6 - thursday - 9th july, 2020

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 7 - friday - 10th july, 2020

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 9 - saturday - 11th july, 2020

morning photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray,then transfer to madrid & flight to home location

One Of Pair Of Goshawks That Are Found In The Area   Photographed On The Estate Used For The NaturesLens Spanish Birds Of Toledo Photography Holiday

2019 – Spanish Birds of Toledo Photography Holiday

An Adult Lesser Kestrel On The Farm Building Rooftop With A Freshly Caught Insect   Photographed On The Estate Used For The NaturesLens Spanish Birds Of Toledo Photography Holiday
NaturesLens is pleased to offer a new wildlife photography holiday to wildlife photographers of amateur & semi-professional ability, join Dan in escaping to the diverse landscape of the Castile-La Mancha region of Spain, you will spend many hours from dawn to dusk making use of an amazing custom-built hide network, which includes ground-level, floating, water-level & sunken hides to capture images of bearded reedling, warblers, collared pratincole, sandpipers, iberian yellow wagtailkentish ploverkingfisherlapwing, grebes of various type, moorhenpin-tailed sandgrouseshelduckspotless starling, the brilliant stone curlewwater rail & more; & of course, the lesser kestrel , plus a variety of other species that are indigenous to the region. Making use of an astonishing network of custom-built hides, which are spread throughout the property, you will be provided with the best bird photography moments possible, capturing birds in flight, within their habitats & interacting with one another.
As usual, our small group size ensures that you have excellent use of the hides, allowing you to capture dramatic images from the best angles, with photography guidance provided by Dan where needed.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of a truly immense selection of birds found on & around the estate of Laguna del Taray, in Spain, during the Spanish Birds of Toledo photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £2249 per participant.
A vast landscape, with a superb network of hides, the fantastic range of birdlife that co-exists within this estate to be found in the Castile-La Mancha region of Spain, all contribute to an experience not to be missed. This photographic holiday is one which will add many species to your photographic portfolio. From the splendid Goshawks & Harriers to the diminutive lesser kestrels, all living side by side in the local ecosystem, which exists in this region. Castile-La Mancha is the region of Spain within which the action of the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote of Cervantes takes place; it is a symbol of the Spanish culture with sunflowers, windmills & El Quijote.
One Of The Colony Of European Rollers   Photographed On The Laguna Del Taray Estate Used For The NaturesLens Spanish Birds Of Toledo Photography Holiday
Our Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday provides you with a week packed with hide sessions, where your photography will benefit from unparalleled access to locations; the hides are situated strategically within the landscape to provide the best opportunity to photograph a stunning range of bird species.
One Of The Marsh Harriers, Mantling Over Food, In Front Of One Of The Hides   Photographed On The Estate Used For The NaturesLens Spanish Birds Of Toledo Photography Holiday
Additionally, you will have at least two hide sessions devoted to the photography of the lesser kestrel colony, from conceivably the best duo of lesser kestrel hides that we have ever seen!
One morning will see you undertake a photography session dedicated to the goshawk, assuming that the species remains present on the estate, & a during the afternoon a further session devoted to photography of the harriers, buzzards & kites.
Two sessions will be devoted to photography from floating hides, these sessions are a lot of fun & allow for unique photos of birds on the water to be captured, however, should this not be for you, we will adjust your itinerary so that this activity is replaced with a different, but equally exciting, hide experience.
In addition, there are hides for little owl, for wading birds where the hides are sunken into the ground, hides for endemic birds at a drinking pool, hides amongst reed beds for bearded reedlings, reed buntings & more – you will be able to make use of all of these during your 7 night Spanish birds photography holiday.
The estate that we will make use of is found in the Province of Toledo & the Castile-La Mancha region, in the central part of the country, 100 km south of the capital Madrid.
The NaturesLens Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday is a unique opportunity to photograph some of the estate’s varied & distinct birdlife, including various raptors, many of the indigenous Spanish species, plus of course the lesser kestrel colony &, hopefully, the Goshawk.
The beautiful landscape, filled as far as you can see with olive groves, offers keen wildlife photographers the ideal opportunity for capturing fabulous images of all the birdlife, but within the groves, particularly, we hope the little owl.
Accommodation is provided on a half-board basis – a light breakfast before heading to the hides & ending with a meal after the evening session in the hides. Everything is taken care of for you so that experiencing & photographing the species & their environment is all you need to consider.
This trip suits enthusiastic photographers with a passion to experience the magnificent birdlife that Toldeo has to offer; capturing editorial-quality images of a range of bird species to treasure for years to come. Places are minimal to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid frustration.
One of the reasons that to date, NaturesLens had not featured the Goshawk on any Spanish photography holiday before this one was that all the locations that we found previously were “live-baited” … none of the species on the Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday is live-baited; consequently, NaturesLens are now delighted to be able to offer Goshawk photography sessions to our clients.
Photographable Species: bearded reedling, bee-eater, black kite, blackbird, cetti's warbler, collared pratincole, common buzzard, common reed warbler, common sandpiper, crested lark, goshawk, great reed warbler, green sandpiper, hoopoe, iberian hare, iberian yellow wagtail, imperial eagle, jackdaw, kentish plover, kingfisher, lapwing, lesser kestrel, little grebe, little owl, magpie, marsh harrier, montagus harrier, moorhen, moustached warbler, nightingale, pallid harrier, pin-tailed sandgrouse, roller, savi's warbler, shelduck, spanish sparrow, spotless starling, starling, stone curlew, stonechat, tit, tits, tree sparrow, water rail, wild rabbit

Spanish Birds of Toledo Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 6th july, 2019

flight to madrid from home location & transfer to tembleque

day 2 - sunday - 7th july, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 3 - monday - 8th july, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 4 - tuesday - 9th july, 2019

morning photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray, evening landscape photography including the windmills of consuegra & evening meal overlooking the windmills

day 5 - wednesday - 10th july, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 6 - thursday - 11th july, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 7 - friday - 12th july, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

day 9 - saturday - 13th july, 2019

morning photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray,then transfer to madrid & flight to home location

One Of Pair Of Goshawks That Are Found In The Area   Photographed On The Estate Used For The NaturesLens Spanish Birds Of Toledo Photography Holiday

2020 – Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

One Of The Squacco Herons Of Lake Kerkini Keeps A Wary Eye Out   Photographed During The NaturesLens Spring Birds Of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday
Lake Kerkini, in northern Greece, is a location already familiar to both the guests & guides of NaturesLens. For the last 5 years, Lake Kerkini has been the venue for our incredibly popular Dalmatian Pelicans photography holidays. Our new 6-day long Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday leverages all that we have learnt about the area but visits the location during late-Spring, when the bird-life is prolific & new-life is occurring both on the lake & in the surrounding environs. Our tour is based at the same hotel close to the lake that we make use of for the winter visits, so we already know that the food & accommodation will be great. Similar to our winter visits, the rare Dalmatian & the more common White Pelican are to be found on the lake, but for this tour, our focus shifts to the impressive selection of nesting waterbirds on the lake, & also those in the lake-side environment, including hoopoe, little owl, bee-eater & more.
The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday begins with the group assembling at Thessaloniki Airport. You will be collected by our hosts & transferred to our super lakeside hotel which has real character. Based just 500m from the lake, you will stay here for 5 nights. Our tour includes full-board accommodation & meals are served in the superb restaurant, with specialities including oven-baked buffalo garnished with noodles or buffalo meatballs!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Spring Birds & other wildlife of Lake Kerkini, in Greece, during the Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1599 per participant.
Over the next 4 days, you will be in a prime location with the best facilities to fully explore & capture images within this wetland paradise. Each morning, before sunrise, you will head out to the lake on a boat, during this time you will capture images of the multitude of waterbirds that make their homes within the waterside vegetation. In other areas of the lake, drowned trees reach skywards forming perches for cormorants & other bird-life that are happy to watch you as you drift by.
The bulk of afternoons will see the group split into pairs. We will have had hides set-up for a number of species, including, hopefully, bee-eaters, hoopoe & little owl, although this may change according to species availability. However, one afternoon will be spent on the boat until beyond sunset, hopefully capturing silhouette images of the birds against a suitably-coloured sky.
The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday suits keen photographers with a desire to experience the magnificent wildlife that this unique wetland has to offer; you will be able to capture editorial-quality images of a range of bird species that you will be proud to add to your portfolio. Places are highly limited to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid disappointment.
This is a photography holiday designed & led by photographers for photographers; photography guidance provided by Robin where needed.
Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: bee-eater, bittern, black stork, buzzard, cattle egret, cormorant, dalmatian pelican, great crested grebe, great white egret, grey heron, hoopoe, lesser spotted eagle, little owl, night heron, roller, squacco heron, white pelican, white stork, white-tailed sea eagle

Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - sunday - 6th june 2020

meet at thessaloniki airport & transfer to kerkini

day 2 - monday - 7th june 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography from various hides * in kerkini area

day 3 - tuesday - 8th june 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography from various hides * in kerkini area

day 4 - wednesday - 9th june 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & late afternoon to sunset photography from boat on lake kerkini

day 5 - thursday - 10th june 2020

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography from various hides * in kerkini area

day 6 - friday - 11th june 2020

transfer to thessaloniki airport from kerkini

A Nest Full Of Grey Heron Chicks   Photographed During The NaturesLens Spring Birds Of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

2019 – Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

One Of The Squacco Herons Of Lake Kerkini Keeps A Wary Eye Out   Photographed During The NaturesLens Spring Birds Of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday
Lake Kerkini, in northern Greece, is a location already familiar to both the guests & guides of NaturesLens. For the last 5 years, Lake Kerkini has been the venue for our incredibly popular Dalmatian Pelicans photography holidays. Our new 6-day long Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday leverages all that we have learnt about the area but visits the location during late-Spring, when the bird-life is prolific & new-life is occurring both on the lake & in the surrounding environs. Our tour is based at the same hotel close to the lake that we make use of for the winter visits, so we already know that the food & accommodation will be great. Similar to our winter visits, the rare Dalmatian & the more common White Pelican are to be found on the lake, but for this tour, our focus shifts to the impressive selection of nesting waterbirds on the lake, & also those in the lake-side environment, including hoopoe, little owl, bee-eater & more.
The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday begins with the group assembling at Thessaloniki Airport. You will be collected by our hosts & transferred to our super lakeside hotel which has real character. Based just 500m from the lake, you will stay here for 5 nights. Our tour includes full-board accommodation & meals are served in the superb restaurant, with specialities including oven-baked buffalo garnished with noodles or buffalo meatballs!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Spring Birds & other wildlife of Lake Kerkini, in Greece, during the Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1499 per participant.
Over the next 4 days, you will be in a prime location with the best facilities to fully explore & capture images within this wetland paradise. Each morning, before sunrise, you will head out to the lake on a boat, during this time you will capture images of the multitude of waterbirds that make their homes within the waterside vegetation. In other areas of the lake, drowned trees reach skywards forming perches for cormorants & other bird-life that are happy to watch you as you drift by.
The bulk of afternoons will see the group split into pairs. We will have had hides set-up for a number of species, including, hopefully, bee-eaters, hoopoe & little owl, although this may change according to species availability. However, one afternoon will be spent on the boat until beyond sunset, hopefully capturing silhouette images of the birds against a suitably-coloured sky.
The Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini photography holiday suits keen photographers with a desire to experience the magnificent wildlife that this unique wetland has to offer; you will be able to capture editorial-quality images of a range of bird species that you will be proud to add to your portfolio. Places are highly limited to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid disappointment.
This is a photography holiday designed & led by photographers for photographers; photography guidance provided by David where needed.
Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: bee-eater, bittern, black stork, buzzard, cattle egret, cormorant, dalmatian pelican, great crested grebe, great white egret, grey heron, hoopoe, lesser spotted eagle, little owl, night heron, roller, squacco heron, white pelican, white stork, white-tailed sea eagle

Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 1st june, 2019

meet at thessaloniki airport & transfer to kerkini

day 2 - sunday - 2nd june, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography from various hides * in kerkini area

day 3 - monday - 3rd june, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography from various hides * in kerkini area

day 4 - tuesday - 4th june, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & late afternoon to sunset photography from boat on lake kerkini

day 5 - wednesday - 5th june, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography from various hides * in kerkini area

day 6 - thursday - 6th june, 2019

transfer to thessaloniki airport from kerkini

A Nest Full Of Grey Heron Chicks   Photographed During The NaturesLens Spring Birds Of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday

2019 – Glaciers, Whales, Eagles & Bears of Alaska Photography Holiday

Example of the Type of Image That You May Have Opportunities to Capture During the Natureslens Glaciers, Whales, Eagles & Bears of Alaska Photography Holiday
Southern Alaska boasts some of the most beautiful & dramatic scenery to be found in all of North America. This fabulous location is home to a diverse range of wildlife species, in the air, on the land & in the water, all these species thrive in the harsh, dramatic climate & the varied habitat that Alaska offers – this is the amazing setting for our Glaciers, Whales, Eagles & Bears of Alaska Photography Holiday.
Join NaturesLens on an amazing photography experience, based in the heart of Alaska’s mountainous south. This photography tour includes a week packed with photographic opportunities in the area surrounding Juneau, southern Alaska. You will have the opportunity to capture images of the impressive bald eagle as it feeds at a creek that sees these impressive raptors grabbing salmon from the water, to photograph bears as they fish for salmon, spend time capturing images of humpback whales &, hopefully, orca during 3 days on our exclusively charted boat that takes us far out into the channels that surround Juneau &, finally, spend time travelling to the glaciers & fjords that have carved the mountainous landscape.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of amazing wildlife of Southern Alaska, in United States, during the Glaciers, Whales, Eagles & Bears of Alaska photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £4499 per participant.
The wildlife, paired with dramatic snow-tipped mountains, salmon-filled creeks, glacier-fed water channels & more, ensures that there is no other setting & subject pairing for photography quite like this. Throughout the trip, you will have abundant opportunities to capture both “in the environment” & frame-filling images of bald eagle, black bear, brown bear, harbour seal, humpback whale, orca, sea lion.
You will spend 2 days cruising down the Tracy Arm Fjord to see Alaska’s greatest combination of mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, glaciers & icebergs. The ice in Tracy Arm interferes with the sonar of whales, so it is the perfect place for hundreds of harbour seals to have their pups in the summer months.
The face of Sawyer Glacier is a little over half a mile wide & is an active tidewater glacier, which means it “calves” or breaks off. Pieces of ice ranging from the size of a small car to a cruise ship can fall off the face of the glacier, hitting the water with a thunderous roar.
The water at the end of the fjord is nearly 600 feet deep & when an underwater calving takes place, the ice remains intact, creating Alaska’s largest icebergs. In other glacier areas, the calved ice generally crumbles but not here. Underwater calvings surface like giant submarines that rise over 250 feet & then settle into the water like large, blue ships! The icebergs are framed by sheer mountain peaks that reach over 7,000 feet.
You will also spend 3 days humpback whale watching in seas bordered by towering mountains with hanging glaciers as your backdrop. If you are lucky, you may also see sea lions, eagles & seals. Our exclusive chartered boat is skippered by the best captain in the Juneau area for whale watching. He will be in touch with all the other boats, so you have the most up to date locations of where the action is happening. With just 6 of us on the boat, there will be plenty of room to move around.
Humpback Whale Fluke  Photographed During The NaturesLens Alaskan Whales And Glaciers Photography Holiday
Pack Creek is the best place in Southern Alaska to see bears, during one day of the week, you will spend 5-6 hours exploring a half mile of beach & a meadow where Pack Creek emerges from the mountains & forest to meet the sea, photographing the bears as they hunt, fish & play. This day will start with a scenic flight by float plane to what is considered to be some of the most prime bear country on earth where dozens of salmon streams help maintain over 1,500 Alaskan brown bears.
The schedule for this trip has been designed to allow you to make the most of the photography opportunities available in the area. You will return with images of the bluest glaciers & the wildlife that lives on & adjacent to these towers of ice. Images of humpback whales &, hopefully, the transient orcas that feast on fish in the area; photographs of the bald eagles as they pounce on the salmon that swim in the cold waters of their creek & of course the bears as they attempt to fish for salmon in Pack Creek.
This is a photography holiday designed & led by photographers for photographers to ensure that every element of the experience enables you to achieve photographs that you will be proud to add to your portfolio.
Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: bald eagle, black bear, brown bear, harbour seal, humpback whale, orca, sea lion

Glaciers, Whales, Eagles & Bears of Alaska Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - sunday - 28th july, 2019

arrive juneau

day 2 - monday - 29th july, 2019

full-day of photography with the bears of pack creek

day 3 - tuesday - 30th july, 2019

½ day of whale photography, ½ day of eagle photography

day 4 - wednesday - 31st july, 2019

full-day of photography whilst sailing up tracy arm fjord

day 5 - thursday - 1st august, 2019

½ day of whale photography, ½ day of eagle photography

day 6 - friday - 2nd august, 2019

½ day of whale photography, ½ day of eagle photography

day 7 - saturday - 3rd august, 2019

full-day of photography whilst sailing up tracy arm fjord

day 8 - sunday - 4th august, 2019

depart juneau

Orcas Playing In The Sea   Photographed During A NaturesLens Wildlife Of Alaska Photography Holiday

2019 – Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday

An Atlantic Puffin Silhouetted On One Of The Headlands   Photographed During The NaturesLens Welsh Puffins Of Skomer Island WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday
Join Ian & Victoria on wild Skomer, photographing the ‘clowns of the sea’; atlantic puffins, as they thrive within their unspoilt island habitat. We offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to spend 3 nights on the island, making the most of the scenic backdrop & varied light conditions that the island offers.
Over 3 days you will be led by Ian Roberts & Victoria Hillman members of the NaturesLens guiding team, navigating the island & using the best viewpoints to capture stunning images to add to your portfolio.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the comical Atlantic puffin, in United Kingdom, during the Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 3 night/4 day duration on a Half Board, Shared basis & costs £499 per participant.
Join Ian & Victoria on a remote wildlife adventure, getting up close to the atlantic puffin on the wild & unspoilt island of Skomer, where their population thrives. These special birds are considered by many to be a national treasure. Their behaviour & characteristics are hugely inspiring to photograph, such as their short wings that they use to dip & dive underwater, ‘flying’ to catch fish. The large population of puffins has been able to flourish here thanks to minimal disruption of the island environment by humans, as well as the lack of threat from native predators.
For the past 6 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to Skomer Island; we have perfected this trip to give individuals the best possible exposure to these island birds, spending hours navigating the few paths which exist on Skomer to capture stunning images of the puffins surrounded by dramatic cliffs & crashing waves. Staying overnight gives you the opportunity to photograph these birds in a wide variety of lighting conditions, & your photography will also benefit from the calm that falls when the day-trippers leave the island. This unrivalled access to the island environment provides opportunities to experiment with light & be more creative with your photography, as well as witness late night visits from Manx Shearwaters.
The island environment & surrounding coastline is home to a wide range of species other than puffins, including razorbills, guillemots, all of whom make their home in the cliffs & headlands which border the island. These contrast with the more sheltered inlets that border the island, which is home to seals & other mammal populations. You will have extensive opportunities to witness these additional species within their rugged & unspoilt island home, whilst maintaining the puffins as the focus of photography excursions.
We have taken care to make things as simple for you as possible to ensure you enjoy the trip. Therefore we organise the boat to & from the island, plus breakfast & dinner is provided. This trip gives individuals the chance to experience ‘off the grid’ living; to really escape from the modern world, relax, & become immersed within this unique & remote environment.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: atlantic puffin, little owl, short-eared owl

Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - friday - 5th july, 2019

transfer to skomer island, afternoon & evening photography on skomer island

day 2 - saturday - 6th july, 2019

full-day photography on skomer island

day 3 - sunday - 7th july, 2019

full-day photography on skomer island

day 4 - monday - 8th july, 2019

transfer to mainland

An Atlantic Puffin Emerges From The Darkness   Photographed During The NaturesLens Welsh Puffins Of Skomer Island WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday

2018 – Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday

Example of the type of image that you will have opportunities to capture during the NaturesLens Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday
Join Ian & Dan on wild Skomer, photographing the ‘clowns of the sea’; Atlantic Puffins, as they thrive within their unspoilt island habitat. We offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to spend 3 nights on the island, making the most of the scenic backdrop & varied light conditions that the island offers.
Over 3 days you will be led by NaturesLens guides, navigating the island & using the best viewpoints to capture stunning images to add to your portfolio.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the comical Atlantic puffins, in United Kingdom, during the Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island past event. This past event is of 3 night/4 day duration on a Half Board, Shared basis & costs £499 per participant.
Join Ian & Dan, our photography guides, on a remote wildlife adventure, getting up close to the atlantic puffin on the wild & unspoilt island of Skomer, where their population thrives. These special birds are considered by many to be a national treasure. Their behaviour & characteristics are hugely inspiring to photograph, such as their short wings that they use to dip & dive underwater, ‘flying’ to catch fish. The large population of puffins has been able to flourish here thanks to minimal disruption of the island environment by humans, as well as the lack of threat from native predators.
We have designed this trip to give individuals the best possible exposure to these island birds, spending hours navigating the few paths which exist on Skomer to capture stunning images of the puffins surrounded by dramatic cliffs & crashing waves. Staying overnight gives you the opportunity to photograph these birds in a wide variety of lighting conditions, & your photography will also benefit from the calm that falls when the day-trippers leave the island. This unrivalled access to the island environment provides opportunities to experiment with light & be more creative with your photography, as well as witness late night visits from Manx Shearwaters.
The island environment & surrounding coastline are home to a wide range of species other than puffins, including razorbills, guillemots, all of whom make their home in the cliffs & headlands which border the island. These contrast with the more sheltered inlets that border the island, which is home to seals & other mammal populations. You will have extensive opportunities to witness these additional species within their rugged & unspoilt island home, whilst maintaining the puffins as the focus of photography excursions.
We have taken care to make things as simple for you as possible to ensure you enjoy the trip. Therefore we organise the boat to & from the island, plus breakfast & dinner are provided. This trip gives individuals the chance to experience ‘off the grid’ living; to really escape from the modern world, relax, & become immersed within this unique & remote environment.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: atlantic puffin, little owl, short-eared owl

Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday Itinerary

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2019 – Kerkini’s Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday

One Of Kerkini's Dalmatian Pelicans Drifts Serenely Across The Waters Of The Lake   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday
NaturesLens offer keen wildlife photographers the chance to encounter the impressive Dalmatian Pelican, photographing the population of this species as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat; Lake Kerkini in northern Greece.
We have designed an all-encompassing photography experience, ensuring that internal travel & comfortable accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly, so ensure that you book early to avoid missing out!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans, in Greece, during the Kerkini’s Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1199 per participant.
For the past 5 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to Lake Kerkini to photograph the charismatic Dalmatian Pelicans; in 2019, join Annette, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, for a unique wildlife experience, getting up close & personal with the beautiful prehistoric bird that is the Dalmatian Pelican; capturing them on camera within their natural habitat of beautiful Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. This trip encompasses four full days spent getting to know this unique landscape, offering extensive opportunities to photograph these incredible birds, as well as neighbouring wildlife such as the Pygmy Cormorant & the majestic Greater Flamingo.
The Dalmatian Pelican is, by a small margin, the largest of the Pelican species, as well as one of the largest living bird species on earth. These magnificent birds have been in decline in recent years, partly due to habitat destruction on the part of us humans, but thankfully the population at Kerkini has prevailed & still thrives within this perfect haven.
This trip is best suited to those of you with mid-level to advanced photography skills looking for a new challenge. We pride ourselves in offering something special to clients in comparison to other trip providers, so we have coordinated this itinerary to allow you to capture these magnificent birds at sunrise & sunset.
Highlights of the trip include four boat trips on to the lake on consecutive days, four shoreline feeds offering you the chance to get up close to the Dalmatian Pelicans & witness their feeding behaviours, & cosy accommodation in a nearby hotel as an oasis from the harsh winter conditions. All the details are taken care of for you so that you can relax & enjoy this unique wildlife photography adventure.
You will be on the lake before the sun comes up to see the Pelicans at first light, & after the morning’s activities, will break for a warming lunch as a much-needed break from the cold, discussing what the rest of the day will hold. As a group you will then embark on an afternoon of further exciting photography opportunities, remaining on the shoreline of the lake through to early evening to make the most of the changing light conditions. When the day comes to an end, you will return to the comfort of the hotel to relax in front of a roaring fire, freshen up & discuss your achievements from the day.
Annette, one of our photography guides, will lead you throughout this photography tour, providing guidance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. Annette will help you capture images of the Dalmatian Pelicans in both wide & close up shots; capturing them in movement while feeding & fighting for fish, interacting with each other or in flight with the impressive backdrop provided by the lake & surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Our group numbers are strictly limited to allow for the highest quality experience for everyone involved, & as this photography is seasonal, we can only offer this trip to a small number of lucky individuals each year. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: cormorant, dalmatian pelican, flamingo

Kerkini’s Dalmatian Pelicans of Greece Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 5th january, 2019

arrive thessaloniki airport & transfer to kerkini

day 2 - sunday - 6th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 3 - monday - 7th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 4 - tuesday - 8th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 5 - wednesday - 9th january, 2019

morning photography from boat on lake kerkini & afternoon photography at lake kerkini shoreline

day 6 - thursday - 10th january, 2019

transfer to thessaloniki airport from kerkini

A Dalmatian Pelican Drifts Serenely Across The Waters Of Lake Kerkini   Photographed During The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Of Greece WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday