2019 – Spring Birds of Prey Photography Workshop

A Kestrel Amongst The Rocks   An Example An Image That You May Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Welsh Birds Of Prey Photography Workshop

Join NaturesLens for a Spring Birds of Prey Photography Workshop, photographing owls & raptors within their captivating woodland environment. Spring weather conditions offer stunning lighting variety throughout the day, providing unique opportunities to capture stunning images of birds of prey in rural Wales.

This workshop is ideally suited to both amateur & semi-professional photographers looking to expand their portfolio. NaturesLens leaders will provide guidance & advice when needed to assist you in making the most of every photography opportunity.

NaturesLens invites you to join Pui Hang Miles on a 1 ½ day birds of prey photography workshop, taking place across varied rural landscapes in mid-Wales capturing impressive images of birds of prey within an expanse of wooded & farmed rural land. Our guides will provide guidance & assist you in interacting with the birds, allowing you to capture magnificent stationary & in-flight images.

The fresh spring air & green foliage make the setting hugely attractive for photographers, & if we’re lucky, there may even be a bluebell or two. NaturesLens leaders will assist you in honing in your composition & motion photography skills so that you obtain editorial-quality images to cherish for years to come. Over the Saturday afternoon & full day on Sunday you will have abundant opportunity to use the varied lighting conditions & different locations at your disposal.

We will have extensive access to our falconer’s land over the course of the workshop, providing you with optimum choice of positions from which you can photograph the elusive owls & raptors as they are held & released within the perfect controlled setting for you to capture impressive images. Our falconer has an experienced eye for photography, so he knows what nature photographers will be looking for & will assist accordingly when needed.

The format of this workshop consists of a special late afternoon/early evening session with an owl on Saturday, giving you an amazing opportunity to get up close to this magnificent bird & take close-up images; followed by a full day of birds of prey photography on Sunday.

Join us & venture into the expansive rural heartland of Wales, capturing majestic native birds of prey on camera as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat. Places on our spring workshop are limited to ensure we can provide the best experience for every photographer, so book early to avoid disappointment!

A Kestrel   An Example An Image That You May Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Welsh Birds Of Prey Photography Workshop

2020 – Spring Birds of Prey Photography Workshop

A Kestrel Amongst The Rocks   An Example An Image That You May Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Welsh Birds Of Prey Photography Workshop

Join NaturesLens for a Spring Birds of Prey Photography Workshop, photographing owls & raptors within their captivating woodland environment. Spring weather conditions offer stunning lighting variety throughout the day, providing unique opportunities to capture stunning images of birds of prey in rural Wales.

This workshop is ideally suited to both amateur & semi-professional photographers looking to expand their portfolio. NaturesLens leaders will provide guidance & advice when needed to assist you in making the most of every photography opportunity.

NaturesLens invites you to join Pui Hang Miles on a 1 ½ day birds of prey photography workshop, taking place across varied rural landscapes in mid-Wales capturing impressive images of birds of prey within an expanse of wooded & farmed rural land. Our guides will provide guidance & assist you in interacting with the birds, allowing you to capture magnificent stationary & in-flight images.

The fresh spring air & green foliage make the setting hugely attractive for photographers, & if we’re lucky, there may even be a bluebell or two. NaturesLens leaders will assist you in honing in your composition & motion photography skills so that you obtain editorial-quality images to cherish for years to come. Over the Saturday afternoon & full day on Sunday you will have abundant opportunity to use the varied lighting conditions & different locations at your disposal.

We will have extensive access to our falconer’s land over the course of the workshop, providing you with optimum choice of positions from which you can photograph the elusive owls & raptors as they are held & released within the perfect controlled setting for you to capture impressive images. Our falconer has an experienced eye for photography, so he knows what nature photographers will be looking for & will assist accordingly when needed.

The format of this workshop consists of a special late afternoon/early evening session with an owl on Saturday, giving you an amazing opportunity to get up close to this magnificent bird & take close-up images; followed by a full day of birds of prey photography on Sunday.

Join us & venture into the expansive rural heartland of Wales, capturing majestic native birds of prey on camera as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat. Places on our spring workshop are limited to ensure we can provide the best experience for every photographer, so book early to avoid disappointment!

A Kestrel   An Example An Image That You May Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Welsh Birds Of Prey Photography Workshop

2019 – Autumn Birds of Prey Photography Workshop

A Long Eared Owl Posed On An Ancient Tree   An Example Of The Type Of Image That You Will Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Welsh Birds Of Prey Photography Workshop
NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers to experience the wonders of Welsh rural landscapes, capturing beautiful images of birds of prey against stunning backdrops on a variety of natural perches. This workshop is designed to give you a wide range of photography opportunities to hone your composition & birds in flight skills.
Pui Hang Miles will provide guidance & advice when needed to assist you in obtaining outstanding images to add to your portfolio. Booking early is essential as spaces are limited.
NaturesLens invites you on 1 ½ day birds of prey photography workshop, based in Welshpool, capturing impressive images of birds of prey using the varied backdrops which the locality has to offer; including disused quarries, barn & farm areas & expanses of woodland. Pui Hang Miles will offer advice to ensure that you obtain magnificent photographs of these bird species both posed & in-flight.
Autumn brings rich textures & colours to rural areas, as the leaves turn to red, gold & brown, & begin to form a soft blanket which covers the ground. This provides a stunning backdrop for nature photography, & the soft light & warm colours will allow you to capture breathtaking images of bird species. NaturesLens leaders will assist you in honing in your composition & motion photography skills so that you obtain editorial-quality images to cherish for years to come.
Our falconer, who is also a farmer, will allow you extensive access to his land over the course of the birds of prey photography workshop, providing you with optimum choice of positions from which you can photograph the charismatic owls & raptors as they are held & released within the perfect controlled setting for you to capture impressive images. He himself has an experienced eye for photography, so he knows what nature photographers will be looking for & will assist accordingly when needed.
The format of this workshop consists of a special late afternoon / early evening session with an owl on Saturday, followed by a full day of birds of prey photography on Sunday. Shorter days move in during autumn, giving you the chance to use the soft light in our unique late afternoon / early evening session to achieve creative imagery.
Join Pui Hang & venture into the expansive rural heartland of Wales, capturing majestic birds of prey on camera in picturesque natural habitat. Places on our autumn workshop are limited to ensure we can provide the best experience for every photographer, so book early to avoid disappointment!
A Kestrel Amongst The Rocks   An Example An Image That You May Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Welsh Birds Of Prey Photography Workshop

2018 – Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain Photography Holiday

Example of the type of image that you should have opportunities to capture during the NaturesLens Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday

NaturesLens invites wildlife photographers of amateur & semi-professional ability to join them in escaping to the diverse landscape of the Sierra Morena, capturing stunning images of native eagle & raptor species. With a selection of comfortable hides throughout the area at our disposal, we will provide you with the best bird photography opportunities possible, capturing them in flight, within their habitats & interacting with one another.

Based in a beautiful Andalusian town, you will enjoy the unspoilt scenery & emblematic species that the region has to offer. Small group sizes ensure that you have optimum use of the hides, allowing you to capture spectacular images from the best angles, with photography guidance provided by Dan where needed.

Join NaturesLens to capture images of Golden Eagle, in Spain, during the Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain past event. This past event is of day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £2099 per participant.

A thriving hub of avian predator life, the various eagle & raptor species co-exist in Adamuz, Spain, facilitating stunning action shots as different sizes, species & colours fill the air. From the majestic Golden Eagle to the diminutive lesser kestrel, all living side by side in the local ecosystem, which exists in this region. There are two natural parks in Sierra Morena, & the area is a designated Biosphere Reserve.

NaturesLens provides a week packed with hide sessions, where your photography will benefit from unrivalled access to hides, placed strategically within the landscape to provide optimum opportunity to photograph a stunning range of bird species.

This is a unique opportunity to photograph some of Mother Nature’s most impressive eagles & raptors, such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle; the majestic Golden Eagle, one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere; plus other bird species such as cuckoo, hoopoe, kestrel, lesser kestrel, & little owl, to name but a few.

This medieval Mediterranean landscape offers keen wildlife photographers the perfect opportunity to capturing stunning images of avian predators as they fly overhead or settle in their unspoilt habitat. Accommodation is provided on a full board basis – from a light breakfast through to a 3-course dinner with a picnic lunch in between. Everything is taken care of for you so that experiencing & photographing the species & their environment are all you need to worry about.

This trip suits keen photographers with a desire to experience the magnificent wildlife that this region of Spain has to offer; capturing editorial-quality images of a range of bird species to treasure for years to come. Places are highly limited to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Photographable Species: cuckoo, golden eagle, hoopoe, imperial eagle, kestrel, lesser kestrel, little owl

Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain Photography Holiday Itinerary

To be confirmed

Day 1 - overnight Adamuz

Travel from UK to Malaga, arrival in Malaga & overnight

Day 2 - overnight Adamuz

All-day eagle & raptor photography

Day 3 - overnight Adamuz

All-day eagle & raptor photography

Day 4 - overnight Adamuz

All-day eagle & raptor photography

Day 5 - overnight Adamuz

All-day eagle & raptor photography

Day 6 - overnight Adamuz

All-day raptor & other bird species photography

Day 7 - overnight Adamuz

All-day raptor & other bird species photography

Day 8 - Travel to UK

2019 – Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain Photography Holiday

A Golden Eagle Bathed In Evening Light   Photographed During The NaturesLens Golden Eagles & Raptors Of Spain WIldlife Photography Holiday
NaturesLens invites wildlife photographers of amateur & semi-professional ability to join Alan in escaping to the diverse landscape of the Sierra Morena, capturing stunning images of native eagle & raptor species. With a selection of comfortable hides throughout the area at our disposal, we will provide you with the best bird photography opportunities possible, including the Golden Eagles & other Raptors; capturing them in flight, within their habitats & interacting with one another.
Based in a beautiful Andalusian town, you will enjoy the unspoilt scenery & emblematic species that the region has to offer. Small group sizes ensure that you have optimum use of the hides, allowing you to capture spectacular images from the best angles, with photography guidance provided by Alan where needed.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Golden Eagle, in Spain, during the Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain photography holiday. This photography holiday is of day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £2149 per participant.
A thriving hub of avian predator life, the various eagle & raptor species co-exist in Adamuz, Spain, facilitating stunning action shots as different sizes, species & colours fill the air. From the majestic Golden Eagle to the diminutive lesser kestrel, all living side by side in the local ecosystem, which exists in this region. There are two natural parks in Sierra Morena, & the area is a designated biosphere reserve.

NaturesLens provides a week packed with hide sessions, where your photography will benefit from unrivalled access to hides, placed strategically within the landscape to provide optimum opportunity to photograph a stunning range of bird species – throughout the trip, our guide, Alan, will be on hand to provide guidance & advice.

This is a unique opportunity to photograph some of Mother Nature’s most impressive eagles & raptors, such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle; the majestic Golden Eagle, one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere; plus other bird species such as cuckoo, hoopoe, kestrel, lesser kestrel, & little owl, to name but a few.
This medieval Mediterranean landscape offers keen wildlife photographers the perfect opportunity to capturing stunning images of avian predators as they fly overhead or settle in their unspoilt habitat. Accommodation is provided on a full board basis – from a light breakfast through to dinner with a picnic lunch in between. Everything is taken care of for you so that experiencing & photographing the species & their environment are all you need to worry about.
This trip suits keen photographers with a desire to experience the magnificent wildlife that this region of Spain has to offer; capturing editorial-quality images of a range of bird species to treasure for years to come. Places are highly limited to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Photographable Species: bonellis eagle, cuckoo, golden eagle, hoopoe, imperial eagle, kestrel, lesser kestrel, little owl

Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - friday - 19th april, 2019

arrive málaga airport & transfer to adamuz

day 2 - saturday - 20th april, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * in adamuz

day 3 - sunday - 21st april, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * in adamuz

day 4 - monday - 22nd april, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * in adamuz

day 5 - tuesday - 23rd april, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * in adamuz

day 6 - wednesday - 24th april, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * in adamuz

day 7 - thursday - 25th april, 2019

morning & afternoon photography in various hides * in adamuz

day 8 - friday - 26th april, 2019

transfer to málaga airport

A Golden Eagle Perched Whilst Feeding   Photographed During The NaturesLens Golden Eagles & Raptors Of Spain WIldlife Photography Holiday

2018 – Winter Wildlife of Japan Photography Holiday

NaturesLens invites you to spend 13 nights travelling throughout the wonderfully diverse landscapes of Japan, getting up close to a wide range of native species which thrive in harsh winter conditions. This trip covers a variety of areas, providing you with unparalleled opportunities to undertake wildlife photography of the highest quality.
Visit Hokkaido & Honshu & gain an insight into the variety of landscapes & wildlife which exists throughout the country, made even more photogenic by dramatic winter conditions. The photographic opportunities on our Japanese Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday are always without parallel – with opportunities to photograph a variety of species including the red-crowned crane, snow monkey, steller’s sea eagle, white tailed sea eagle, whooper swan, plus more.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of varied winter wildlife, in Japan, during the Winter Wildlife of Japan past event. This past event is of day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £5499 per participant.
Join NaturesLens to travel deep into stunning snow-covered landscapes, capturing beautiful images of wildlife which thrives during harsher seasons in Japan. Our group will travel throughout several different regions, including the mountainous area around Yudanaka in central Japan, & north of the mainland to the island of Hokkaido, giving you an insight into the variety of landscapes & wildlife which exists throughout the country, made even more photogenic by dramatic winter conditions.
Our trip offers enthusiastic wildlife photographers the chance to rise early for 2 dawn visits to the famous red-crowned crane roosting site; spend 2 days at the Akan red-crowned crane feeding centre; & spend 2 days observing the beautiful whooper swans which inhabit Lake Kussharo.
Not only this, but our trip is unique in offering 6 boat trips on the drift ice of the Nemuro Strait to photograph the steller’s sea & white tailed eagle populations. These excursions will give you unrivalled access to the native wildlife at each location, providing ample opportunity to obtain incredible images.
Our trip begins in Tokyo; from there we transfer to Hokkaido, the most northerly island of Japan, which holds the most remote & only true wilderness in Japan. North of the island, the Shiretoko Peninsula is recognised for its world heritage site status, as the landscapes of dramatic coastline & soaring mountains are stunning, giving you the perfect backdrop to achieve editorial quality images of the wildlife inhabitants. As we travel across the island, you will have the opportunity to photograph red-crowned cranes, black-eared kites, whooper swans as well as white tailed & steller’s sea eagles as we cruise through drift ice environments which surround the island & across additional feeding sites on the Nemuro Peninsula to the east of the island.
We will then move onward to Yudanaka & spend 2 days at the Jigokudani snow monkey site with the Japanese Macaque, also known as the Snow Monkey, in the mountains, at their thermal spa, as they bathe & feed in the area. We give you a second day here so that you have the chance to fine tune your photography having become more familiar with the environment & the behaviour of this species.
Japan is an extraordinary country, providing wildlife photographers with unrivalled opportunities to capture uniquely beautiful photographs.
Group sizes are limited due to the nature of the photography excursions & the type of hotel that we prefer to make use of, so booking early is essential.
Photographable Species: blakiston's fish owl, red-crowned crane, snow monkey, steller's sea eagle, white-tailed sea eagle, whooper swan

Winter Wildlife of Japan Photography Holiday Itinerary

To be confirmed

Day 1 - overnight flight

Travel from UK to Tokyo

Day 2 - overnight Hokkaido

arrival in Hokkaido, Red Crowned Crane photography

Day 3 - overnight Hokkaido

Red Crowned Crane photography

Day 4 - overnight Hokkaido

Red Crowned Crane photography, travel to Lake Mashu

Day 5 - overnight Hokkaido

Whooper Swan photography at Lake Kussharo

Day 6 - overnight Hokkaido

Whooper Swan photography at Lake Kussharo, travel to Rausu

Day 7 - overnight Hokkaido

6am & 9am Eagles Boat Trip

Day 8 - overnight Hokkaido

6am & 9am Eagles Boat Trip

Day 9 - overnight Hokkaido

6am & 9am Eagles Boat Trip, travel to Notsuke

Day 10 - overnight Tokyo

Eagle photography, travel to Tokyo

Day 11 - overnight Yudanaka

travel to Yudanaka

Day 12 - overnight Yudanaka

Snow Monkey photography

Day 13 - overnight Tokyo

Half day Snow Monkey photography

Day 14 - Travel to UK