For the past 8 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to Skomer Island; in 2019, join Robin on a remote wildlife adventure, getting up close to puffins on the 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 exciting 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 refined 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 impressive 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; who 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, relax, & become immersed in this unique & remote environment.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: atlantic puffin
, little owl
, short-eared owl
Atlantic Puffins of Skomer Photography Holiday Itinerary