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2019 – Eagles of Extremadura Photography Holiday

June 23, 2019 - June 30, 2019

£2199
One Of The Magnificent Golden Eagles Perched On A Tree Overlooking The Estate Below Photographed On The Estate Used For The NaturesLens Eagles Of Extremadura Photography Holiday.jpg
  • Golden & Bonelli's Eagles

    of Extremadura

    Join Alan Hewitt in Extremadura on this 7 night photography trip to Spain. Your main photographic focus is of course, the magnificent duo of Golden & Bonelli’s Eagles found in the area.

    Stay in a beautifully renovated villa, located in the centre of the estate & take photo opportunities with azure-winged magpie, bee-eater, black vulture, bonellis eagle, common buzzard, golden eagle, griffon vulture, kestrel, lesser kestrel & red deer & more.

    23rd - 30th June 2019

    £2199 per participant

    £400 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 4 - 6 participants - 6 places available..

    Bookings close: February 25, 2019

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    Golden & Bonelli's Eagles of Extremadura - £2199 per participant

    £2199 per participant - 6 places available.
  • NaturesLens invites wildlife photographers of amateur & semi-professional experience to join Alan in escaping to the diverse landscape of the Sierra de San Pedro region of Spain, you will spend days from dawn to dusk capturing stunning images of native eagle & raptor species; including of course, the magnificent duo of Golden & Bonelli’s Eagles, plus a variety of other species that are indigenous to the region. With a selection of comfortable hides throughout the estate at your disposal, this will provide you with the best bird photography opportunities possible, capturing them in flight, within their habitats & interacting with one another.
    Based in a beautifully renovated villa, for your 7 night stay, you will be located in the centre of the estate upon which the bulk of the photographic opportunities take place, you will enjoy the perfect scenery & emblematic species that the region has to offer. As usual, our small group size ensures 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 & Bonelli's Eagles, in Spain, during the Eagles of Extremadura photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £2199 per participant.
    A thriving hub of avian predator life, the various eagle & raptor species co-exist in Sierra de San Pedro, Spain, facilitating stunning action shots as different sizes, species & colours fill the air. From the splendid Bonelli’s Eagle to the diminutive lesser kestrels, all living side by side in the local ecosystem, which exists in this region.
    Our Eagles of Extremadura photography holiday provides you with a week packed with hide sessions, where your photography will benefit from unique access to locations; the hides are placed strategically within the landscape to provide an optimum opportunity to photograph a stunning range of bird species. Additionally, you will have two hide sessions dedicated to the photography of the Bonelli’s Eagle, a session dedicated to Golden Eagle photography & a further session dedicated to photography of the other raptors of the estate, such as Buzzards, Red & Black Kites. Finally, one afternoon will be devoted to photography from a floating hide, & this enables intimate photos of birds on the water, however, should this not be for you, we will arrange for this to be substituted with another equally exciting hide experience.
    This Eagles of Extremadura photography holiday is a unique opportunity to photograph some of the planets most impressive eagles & raptors, plus fascinating other species, including fox, mongoose, kingfisher, lesser kestrel & more.
    The stunning landscape offers keen wildlife photographers the perfect opportunity for capturing fabulous images of avian predators as they fly overhead or settle in their perfect habitat. Accommodation is provided on a full-board basis – from a light breakfast through to a 3-course dinner with cooked lunch in between; the fridges are kept fully stocked with all manner of drinks, & wine is served with the meals. Everything is taken care of for you so that experiencing & photographing the species & their environment is all you need to worry about.
    This trip suits keen photographers with a desire to experience the magnificent wildlife that Extremadura 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.
    One of the reasons that to date, NaturesLens had not featured the Bonelli’s Eagle on our photography holidays before this one was that all the locations that we found previously were “live-baited” … none of the species on the Eagles of Extremadura photography holiday is live-baited, hence NaturesLens now being happy to offer this species to our clients.
    Photographable Species: azure-winged magpie, bee-eater, black vulture, bonellis eagle, common buzzard, golden eagle, griffon vulture, kestrel, lesser kestrel, red deer

    Eagles of Extremadura Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - sunday - 23rd june, 2019

    flight to adolfo suárez madrid–barajas from home location, then onwards to badojoz airport & transfer to the estate

    day 2 - monday - 24th june, 2019

    morning photography of common buzzard, afternoon photography of egyptian mongoose

    day 3 - tuesday - 25th june, 2019

    morning photography of golden eagle, afternoon photography of bee eater

    day 4 - wednesday - 26th june, 2019

    morning photography of scavengers, afternoon estate safari including deer photography & sundowners

    day 5 - thursday - 27th june, 2019

    morning photography of bonelli's eagle, afternoon photography from floating hides on a local lake

    day 6 - friday - 28th june, 2019

    morning photography of passerines, afternoon photography of lesser kestrel

    day 7saturday - 29th june, 2019

    morning photography of golden eagle, afternoon photography of passereines

    day 8sunday - 30th june, 2019

    transfer to badjoz airport, onwards to adolfo suárez madrid–barajas & flight to home location

    One Of The Impressive Bonelli’s Eagles Perched On A Tree Overlooking The Estate Below Photographed On The Estate Used For The NaturesLens Eagles Of Extremadura Photography Holiday.jpg
  • 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
    • Airport Transfers
    • All hide sessions & appropriate permits
    • All in-trip transportation
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guide
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Frances - Alaska

      Although I'm not at all experienced in wildlife photography, David & PN helped me to get some images I was really thrilled with. NaturesLens are very highly recommended.

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Eagles of Extremadura photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 23rd - 30th June 2019 & costs £2199 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £400 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, 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 photography holiday, 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.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some birds in the environment shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk.

    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

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. 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.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Eagles of Extremadura Photography Holiday Summary

    The Eagles of Extremadura photography holiday is a photography holiday of 7 night/8 day duration, that costs £2199 per participant

    & takes place in Extremadura in Spain, between the dates of 23rd - 30th June 2019. It is ideal for photographing azure-winged magpie, bee-eater, black vulture, bonellis eagle, common buzzard, golden eagle, griffon vulture, kestrel, lesser kestrel, red deer & more. This photography holiday is led by Alan Hewitt for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Alan. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Badajoz Airport. Transfers between Badajoz Airport & Extremadura are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £400 to secure a place.

    Eagles of Extremadura Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £400 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: March 23rd, 2019*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: February 25th, 2019.
    • 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 Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    Start:
    23rd - 30th June 2019
    Cost:
    £2199 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Spain
    Extremadura, Spain