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2018 – Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday

June 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Example of the type of image that you will have opportunities to capture during the NaturesLens Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday
  • Puffins

    of Skomer Island

    Photograph the comical atlantic puffin during our 3 night stay on the picturesque island of Skomer, off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

    Stay overnight with opportunities to photograph the island whilst no-one other than our party is on the island, including the amazing golden hour photography.

    30th June - 3rd July 2018

    £499 per participant

    Group size: 10 - 12 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    Puffins of Skomer Island - £499 per participant

    30th June - 3rd July 2018
    £499 per participant
    fully booked
    £499 per participant - fully booked
  • 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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  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a shared basis
    • Food on a half board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Transportation to start location

    What our clients say

    • Karen - Skomer - June 2017

      NaturesLens trips are well organised with detailed information about what is included in the trip.

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    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant past event event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this past event, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected past event, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment


    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, the weather can be changeable so we would recommend that you pack layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. You don't need to bring camouflage clothes but please do pack neutral coloured clothes so that you blend into the landscape. You should also bring a warm waterproof coat & waterproof trousers in case it rains, so you are covered for all eventualities.

    Silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm will help to keep your hands warm. Silk gloves are great for wicking away moisture from your hands, leaving them dry & therefore lovely & warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head.

    Additional Notes
    The past event itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens past events require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the past event may not go ahead. This past event has a minimum participant level of 10 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a past event to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given past event. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any past event.
    Payment of deposit by past event participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday Summary

    The Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island past event costs £499 per participant

    & takes place in Skomer Island in the United Kingdom, between the dates of 30th June - 3rd July 2018. It is ideal for photographing atlantic puffin, little owl, short-eared owl & more. This past event is led by Ian Roberts & Dan Trim for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of 10 participants & a maximum of 12, plus Ian & Dan. We consider this to be an event of Medium level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The past event starts & ends at Martins Haven. .

    Welsh Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £125 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: March 30th, 2018*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: June 7th, 2018.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault
    NaturesLens Limited is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.
    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited.
    This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    June 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am
    July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am
    £499 per participant
    Event Category:


    United Kingdom
    Skomer Island, SA62 3BJ United Kingdom + Google Map


    Ian Roberts
    Dan Trim