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2018 – Atlantic Puffins of Skomer Photography Holiday

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 10:00 am

£665
Example of the type of image that you will have the opportunities to capture during the NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins of Skomer Island WIldlife Photograhpy Holiday
  • Puffins

    of Skomer Island

    Join NaturesLens for a 4 night stay on Skomer Island photographing the comical atlantic puffins.

    Stay overnight on the island & take advantage of the tranquility once the day trippers have left & you have the island all to yourselves.

    17th - 21st June 2018

    £665 per participant

    Group size: 10 - 12 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    Puffins of Skomer Island - £665 per participant

    £665 per participant - fully booked
  • Join Sean & Jayne on wild Skomer, photographing the ‘clowns of the sea’; puffins, as they thrive within their unspoilt island habitat. We offer amateur & semi-professional photographers the chance to stay overnight on the island, spending mornings, afternoons & evenings within the landscape, making the most of the scenic backdrop & varied light conditions that the island offers.
    During this trip of 4 nights duration you will be led by NaturesLens guides, navigating the island & using prime viewpoints to capture stunning imagery to add to your portfolio.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of comical Atlantic puffin, in United Kingdom, during the Atlantic Puffins of Skomer past event. This past event is of 4 night/5 day duration on a Half Board, Shared basis & costs £665 per participant.
    Join Sean & Jayne, our photography guides, 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 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 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 are 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 within 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

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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

    • Csaba - Skomer - June 2017

      It also came through that they had a lot of planning put into the trip.

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    Sorry, all the available places for this past event, Atlantic Puffins of Skomer, have already been reserved; however, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case of any cancellations or to be notified should we decide to run another of these trips, please fill in the form below.
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    How to Book

    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

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    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

    Atlantic Puffins of Skomer Photography Holiday Summary

    The Atlantic Puffins of Skomer past event costs £665 per participant

    & takes place in Skomer Island in the United Kingdom, between the dates of 17th - 21st June 2018. It is ideal for photographing atlantic puffin, little owl, short-eared owl & more. This past event is led by Sean Weekly & Jayne Bond LRPS for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of 10 participants & a maximum of 12, plus Sean & Jayne. 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. .

    Atlantic Puffins of Skomer Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £125 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: March 17th, 2018*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: May 16th, 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 Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    Start:
    June 17 @ 8:00 am
    End:
    June 21 @ 10:00 am
    Cost:
    £665 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    www.natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    United Kingdom
    Skomer Island, SA62 3BJ United Kingdom + Google Map
    Website:
    www.natureslens.co.uk

    Guides

    Sean Weekly
    Jayne Bond LRPS