Loading Events

« All Events

2019 – Atlantic Puffins of Skomer Photography Holiday

June 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am

£699
An Atlantic Puffin With A Beak Full Of Sand Eels   Photographed During The NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins Of Skomer Island Photography Holiday
  • Atlantic Puffins

    of Skomer Island

    Join Jayne Bond LRPS & Robin Lowry 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.

    23rd - 27th June 2019

    £699 per participant

    £150 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 10 - 12 participants - 4 places available..

    Bookings close: May 16, 2019

    Make a Booking EnquiryMake a Booking

    Atlantic Puffins of Skomer Island - £699 per participant

    £699 per participant - 4 places available.
  • Join Jayne & Robin 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 Jayne & Robin, 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 photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 4 night/5 day duration on a Half Board, Shared basis & costs £699 per participant.
    For the past 5 years, NaturesLens has been taking photographers to Skomer Island; in 2019, join Jayne & 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

    day 1 - sunday - 23rd june, 2019

    transfer to skomer island, afternoon & evening photography on skomer island

    day 2 - monday - 24th june, 2019

    full-day photography on skomer island

    day 3 - tuesday - 25th june, 2019

    full-day photography on skomer island

    day 4 - wednesday - 26th june, 2019

    full-day photography on skomer island

    day 5 - thursday - 27th june, 2019

    transfer to mainland

    An Atlantic Puffin Emerges From The Darkness   Photographed During The NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins Of Skomer Island Photography Holiday
  • 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
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a half board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location

    What our clients say

    • Csaba - Skomer Puffins - June 2017

      The guides were friendly & helpful & had extensive knowledge of the place, therefore always could recommend a place for any time of day & kind of light.

    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 Atlantic Puffins of Skomer photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 23rd - 27th June 2019 & costs £699 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £150 to secure a place.
    This form collects your entered details for the purposes of a booking enquiry.
    Please view our privacy policy for full details on how we protect & manage your submitted data.

    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 70-200mm or 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 10 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

    Atlantic Puffins of Skomer Photography Holiday Summary

    The Atlantic Puffins of Skomer photography holiday is a photography holiday of 4 night/5 day duration, that costs £699 per participant

    & takes place in Skomer Island in the United Kingdom, between the dates of 23rd - 27th June 2019. It is ideal for photographing atlantic puffin, little owl, short-eared owl & more. This photography holiday is led by Jayne Bond LRPS & Robin Lowry for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Half Board, Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 10 participants & a maximum of 12, plus Jayne & Robin. 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 photography holiday starts & ends at Martins Haven. , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £150 to secure a place.

    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.

    Related Events

  • Details

    Start:
    June 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am
    End:
    June 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am
    Cost:
    <span class="non-modified-cost no-special-offer">£699</span>
    Event Category:
    Website:
    www.natureslens.co.uk

    Location

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