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2021 – Seals & Pups of Norfolk Photography Holiday

November 14, 2021 - November 19, 2021

One of the seal pup raises itself up to peer across the sands photographed on the NaturesLens Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday
  • Seals & Pups

    of the Norfolk Coast

    Join Robin, for this fully catered photography holiday to capture images of the iconic Seals & their pups.

    Shooting throughout the day, alongside Robin, you will learn techniques that ensure that you leave with a selection of stunning images.

    14th - 19th November 2021

    £799 per participant

    Group size: 4 - 8 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    Seals & Pups of the Norfolk Coast - £799 per participant

    14th - 19th November 2021
    £799 per participant
    fully booked
  • Join Robin on a photography adventure to the picturesque coastline in Norfolk, home to an impressive population of Atlantic grey seals. Robin, our experienced photography leader will guide you throughout, assisting you in capturing stunning images of the Grey Seals, these endearing animals, whilst respecting their fragile natural habitat.
    Sustainability is a key issue when it comes to photographing seals in this region, so NaturesLens have designed this photography trip to provide brilliant wildlife photography opportunities whilst behaving in a way which does not pose any threat to the native wildlife & environment. This trip is suited to both amateur & semi-professional photographers looking to add magnificent images of coastal wildlife to their portfolio.
    Book early as space is limited.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of the Grey Seals & their pups, in United Kingdom, during the Seals & Pups of Norfolk photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Half Board, Shared basis & costs £799 per participant.
    NaturesLens invites wildlife photographers to join a five night, six day photography holiday to the coastal areas of Norfolk, spending a week undertaking Seal & Pup photography within this bleak & dramatic landscape. You will stay in a hired cottage, which will provide you with comfort & convenience so that you can focus on obtaining beautiful images to add to your portfolio.
    Shooting from dawn to dusk under the guidance of Robin, you will learn techniques that ensure that you leave with some stunning images captured throughout the days on the beach. The cottage we use is located very close to the beach & dunes, which are used by the seals. The cottage location means no long walks to the seals & ensures excellent viewpoints from which to capture them on camera as they rest & interact with one another.
    Wildlife photography of the Atlantic grey seal population has been a contentious issue in recent years, & therefore ethical & respectful photography practices are necessary to ensure that the seals & the environment do not come to any harm. NaturesLens have put together this photography holiday with issues of sustainability & animal welfare in mind by designing a schedule which allows wildlife enthusiasts to undertake Grey Seals photography first-hand & capture memorable images, all the while being mindful of their welfare & what precautions are necessary to protect their natural habitat.
    There will be two main photography sessions per day; one early session from before the sun comes up & the second taking place in the late afternoon & evening as the sun goes down to make the most of different lighting & tidal conditions.
    At all times, Robin, your photography leader will guide you during the photography activities & will be mindful of the seals & pups, preventing any disturbance of the animals by keeping at a safe distance from both adults & pups, while using longer lenses to capture the best possible images.
    This holiday includes five nights accommodation in a gorgeous cottage on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis. Numbers are limited to ensure that the trip is sustainable, ethical & enjoyable for every photographer, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!
    Photographable Species: common seal, grey seal

    Seals & Pups of Norfolk Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    arrive at cottage & late-afternoon seal photography on local beaches

    day 2

    early-morning & late-afternoon seal photography on local beaches

    day 3

    early-morning & late-afternoon seal photography on local beaches

    day 4

    early-morning & late-afternoon seal photography on local beaches

    day 5

    early-morning & late-afternoon seal photography on local beaches

    day 6

    final morning seal photography on local beaches & depart

    An inquisitive seal peers at the camera typical of the type of image that may be captured during the NaturesLens Grey Seals of Norfolk 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.

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    Sorry, all the available places for this photography holiday, Seals & Pups of Norfolk, 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 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 workshop, we recommend that you bring the longest lens that you own whether this is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. If the longest lens you own is a 300mm lens but you have a 1.4x or 2.0 extender this would be suitable for our workshop. In fact, you should pack your extenders as this will allow you to further vary your focal length on this photography workshop. Similarly, if you own a 100-400mm lens, this would work too.

    We recommend that you bring weather covers to protect your expensive lens from the weather in case it rains or you get caught in a sudden sandstorm.

    You should also pack a tripod that can go down low on the ground or beanbag to help steady your lens. This will come in very handy when you are trying to capture eye-level shots of the seals.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography workshop, 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 in case it is windy.

    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

    Seals & Pups of Norfolk Photography Holiday Summary

    The Seals & Pups of Norfolk photography holiday is a photography holiday of 5 night/6 day duration, that costs £799 per participant

    & takes place in Norfolk in the United Kingdom, between the dates of 14th - 19th November 2021. It is ideal for photographing common seal, grey seal & more. This photography holiday is led by 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 4 participants & a maximum of 8, plus 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 Great Yarmouth. , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £200 to secure a place.

    Seals & Pups of Norfolk Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £200 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: August 14th, 2021*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: November 1st, 2021.
    • 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.

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  • Details

    14th - 19th November 2021
    £799 per participant
    Event Category:


    United Kingdom
    Norfolk,NorfolkUnited Kingdom


    Robin Lowry