Double Coverage in Wildlife Photographic magazine

An Adult European Tree Frog   One Of The Species That May Be Photographed During The NaturesLens Reptiles & Amphibians Of Bulgaria Photography Holiday

We’re rather proud to have a double entry in this month’s Wildlife Photographic magazine – in addition to the regular feature from me & Pui Hang, which this month is a double page spread of galloping White Horses in the surf, Victoria has a multi-page article about her Forgotten Little Creatures project & book.

Wildlife Photographic magazine can be found in the Apple App Store http://bit.ly/1aKP3qR and in the Google Play Store at http://bit.ly/1JOhMcW.

Also, we are able to provide you for a free 3-month subscription, which will allow you to access the current issue as well as any other issues released during this time. You will also then have access to these issues beyond their free trial (for as long as they have the magazine app installed on your device). Please be assured that this free subscription does NOT carry forward as an auto-renew when finished. This means that the only way you would be charged is if you come back at a later date & subscribe using the standard method.

Ultimately, it will provide you with at least 2 completely free issues.

How to get hold of your free issues of the magazine:

Download the app for Wildlife Photographic magazine from the Apple App Store http://bit.ly/1aKP3qR or on Google Play http://bit.ly/1JOhMcW on your mobile device or tablet.

Tap ‘Subscribe’ on our app home page

Tap ‘Current Subscribers’ from the drop-down menu

Enter code: wp3mth3004

This code will be available to use until April 30th.

If you would like to join Victoria for a macro photography holiday, we have already announced the dates for 2020 have already been announced for both the Reptiles & Amphibians of Bulgaria and the Butterflies & Macro Photography of Bulgariaall the details are to be found here.

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Fancy photographing the Atlantic Puffins of Fair-Isle this Summer?

A puffin with a mouth full of nesting material photographed during the NaturesLens Shetlands Puffins of Fair isle Photography Holiday

Robin Lowry will once again lead our Atlantic Puffins of Fair-isle trips in 2019. We have seen some fantastic award winning images coming from this trip in past years. One guest, Sunil Gopalan, won the Animal Behaviour category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards with his dramatic photo taken on our 2017 trip.

We are frequently asked why we run trips to Skomer & Fair-Isle to photograph puffins. The answer is quite simple – because each location offers different photographic opportunities & the experiences are entirely different from one another.
Our accommodation on Fair-Isle is a fantastic lodge that provides hearty meals at breakfast, lunch & dinner. All the rooms have en-suites & there are also single rooms available for guests who don’t want to share a room. Some have described our Puffins of Fair-isle trip as “Skomer but with all your creature comforts!” However, the main advantage this trip has over Skomer is the lack of day-trippers.
Our guests on the 2018 trip were blessed with fantastic weather from gorgeous light to rain. The rain gave rise to stunning shots of puffins against dramatic skies & on another occasion, an incredible pink sky!
2019 will be Robin’s second year guiding our Fair-Isle trip. Our first tour sold out in days, but we still have a couple of places available on our second tour. If you fancy joining Robin for some great photographic opportunities & lots of laughs, you can find more details of our Shetland’s Puffins of Fair-Isle here.
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Book two of our Spanish Photography Holidays & save £400

One Of The Little Owls Of Adamuz In Spain Perched In One Of The Trees In A Grove   Image Captured During The NaturesLens Golden Eagles & Raptors Of Spain Photography Holiday

Book both the Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain & the Spanish Birds of Calera Spanish Photography Holidays & save £400

An image of a Bonelli's Eagle - typical of the images that may be captured during the Eagles & Raptors of Spain Photography Holiday
If you want to combine both the Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain & the Spanish Birds of Calera Photography Holidays, we have a deal for you, you can book both trips for £3999 – saving £400 off the original prices & £100 off our current discounted pricing.
The merging of these two trips together means that you will spend two weeks in Spain photographing an awesome range of species, including cuckoo, golden eagle, hoopoe, imperial eagle, kestrel, lesser kestrel & little owl & more in Malaga, followed by a week of photo opportunities with azure-winged magpie, bee-eater, black kite, black vulture, black-winged kite, cuckoo, great bustard, great grey shrike, griffon vulture, hoopoe, kestrel, lesser kestrel, little owl, red kite & red-legged partridge & more – plus the new Eagle hide in the valley.
A Golden Eagle Bathed In Evening Light Photographed During The NaturesLens Golden Eagles & Raptors Of Spain WIldlife Photography Holiday
We are discounting the pair of these Spanish Photography Holidays when booked together to £3999 – saving you £400! Send in the booking forms & we will take care of the rest.

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Boxing Day Deals on Photography Holidays

A Golden Eagle Of The Sierra Morena Region Of Spain   Image Captured During The NaturesLens Golden Eagles & Raptors Of Spain Photography Holiday

Below we have listed some special offers or deals on a selection of our 2019 photography holidays that we will be running between 26th December 2019 & January 1st 2020; all these holiday deals are subject to deposits being paid before January 1st 2020.

We would love to have you join us on any of the below photography holidays, or indeed any of the others that we are offering in 2019.
TAKE £100 OF OUR GOLDEN EAGLES & RAPTORS OF SPAIN PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY
To photograph the Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain & save £100, join Alan Hewitt, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, in Adamuz, Spain during April 2019 for a trip lasting 7 nights; this photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the golden eagle; the NaturesLens Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain Photography Holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared room basis.
All the details of the Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain Photography Holiday are available on the dedicated event page.
TAKE £200 OF OUR SPANISH BIRDS OF CALERA PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY
A Little Owl Perched On A Tree In One Of The Old Orchards Photographed During The NaturesLens Golden Eagles & Other Raptors Of Spain WIldlife Photography Holiday
To capture images of owls, kites & other birdlife, in Spain, during the Spanish Birds of Calera Photography Holiday & save £200, join Alan Hewitt, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, in Calera y Chozas, Spain during April 2019 for a trip lasting 8 nights; this photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the owls, kites & other birdlife; the NaturesLens Spanish Birds of Calera Photography Holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared room basis.
All the details of the Spanish Birds of Calera Photography Holiday are available on the dedicated event page.
BOOK BOTH GOLDEN EAGLES & RAPTORS OF SPAIN & SPANISH BIRDS OF CALERA PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAYS & SAVE £400
If you want to combine the pair of photography holidays above, meaning that you will spend two weeks in Spain photographing an awesome range of species, including cuckoo, golden eagle, hoopoe, imperial eagle, kestrel, lesser kestrel & little owl & more in Malaga, followed by a week of photo opportunities with azure-winged magpie, bee-eater, black kite, black vulture, black-winged kite, cuckoo, great bustard, great grey shrike, griffon vulture, hoopoe, kestrel, lesser kestrel, little owl, red kite & red-legged partridge & more – plus the new Eagle hide in the valley – then, email uswe are discounting the pair of these trips, when booked together to £3999 – saving you £400!
COMBINE OUR GOLDEN EAGLES & RAPTORS OF SPAIN & SPANISH BIRDS OF CALERA PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAYS WITH THE NEW RAPTORS & EAGLES OF EXTREMADURA PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY FOR THREE WEEKS OF BRILLIANT BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY – & SAVE £500
But it gets better, should you wish to have a three-week break, you might consider to combining the pair of photography holidays as above, the Golden Eagles & Raptors of Spain Photography Holiday followed by the Spanish Birds of Calera Photography Holiday … but then added on, & discounted is our new Raptors & Eagles of Extremadura Photography Holiday, which gives you opportunities with the fabulous eagles of Extremadura, this holiday is ideal for photographing bee-eater, Bonelli’s eagle, booted eagle, common kestrel, imperial eagle & more – if three weeks in Spain, photographing a whole new portfolio of amazing birds – & the odd mammal – captures your imagination, then email uswe are discounting the trio of these trips, when booked together to £5499 – saving you £500!
CAPTURE IMAGES OF GOLDEN & BONELLI’S EAGLES, IN SPAIN, DURING THE EAGLES OF EXTREMADURA PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY – & SAVE £100
One Of The Bonelli's Eagles Perched In A Branch With The Estate Behind Photographed On The Estate Used For The NaturesLens Eagles Of Extremadura Photography Holiday
To capture images of the fabulous Eagles of Extremadura, in Spain, during the Raptors & Eagles of Extremadura Photography Holiday & save £100, join Alan Hewitt, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, in Extremadura, Spain during June 2019 for a trip lasting 7 nights; this photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the golden & Bonelli’s eagles; the NaturesLens Eagles of Extremadura Photography Holiday is offered on a full board, shared room basis.
All the details of the Eagles of Extremadura Photography Holiday are available on the dedicated event page.
CAPTURE IMAGES OF THE SPRING BIRDS OF KERKINI AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE – & SAVE £100
A Nest Full Of Grey Heron Chicks Photographed During The NaturesLens Spring Birds Of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday
Take several days of photo opportunities with all the birdlife that calls Lake Kerkini & it’s environs home, including little owls, bee-eaters, herons, cormorants, the pelicans & save £100, join David Miles, one of the co-founders of NaturesLens, in Kerkini, Greece during June 2019 for a trip lasting 5 nights; this photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the spring birds & other wildlife of Lake Kerkini; the NaturesLens Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared room basis.
All the details of the Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini Photography Holiday are available on the dedicated event page.
JOIN VICTORIA TO CAPTURE IMAGES OF REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS OF BULGARIA – & SAVE £200
An Adult European Tree Frog One Of The Species That May Be Photographed During The NaturesLens Reptiles & Amphibians Of Bulgaria Photography Holiday
Her first announced macro photography holiday sold out, so we have this second opportunity to take a week of photo opportunities with 20 species of amphibians & 37 species of reptiles, many of whom can only be seen in this part of the continent, plus save £200, join Victoria & Georgi, members of the NaturesLens guiding team, in Belene, Bulgaria during April 2019 for a trip lasting 7 nights; this photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the reptiles & amphibians of bulgaria; the NaturesLens Reptiles & Amphibians of Bulgaria Photography Holiday is offered on a half board, non-shared room basis.
All the details of the Reptiles & Amphibians of Bulgaria Photography Holiday are available on the dedicated event page.
PLEASE NOTE DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING – YOUR INVOICE WILL SHOW THE DISCOUNTED AMOUNT.

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India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh

Tiger Cub Portrait   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

If you watched BBC Dynasties on Sunday evening & thought, ‘I’d love to see & photograph the tigers of Bandhavgarh for myself’ then the photography holiday we have been running for years is just perfect for you. Our jeep drivers & naturalists are amongst the most experienced in the reserve, we have been working with these local experts for the past 7 years.

Tigress Walking Across The Dam   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
Our guests are housed in superb accommodation on a full board basis, providing you with comfort & excellent hospitality when you return from the game drives to relax, unwind, & look over your images.
Book a place with a deposit of only £600 payable now.
To photograph the Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh for yourself, join Pui Hang Miles, one of the co-founders of NaturesLens, in Umaria, India during December 2019 for a trip lasting 9 nights; this photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the bengal tigers & other rich jungle dwelling wildlife; the NaturesLens India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared room basis, & costs £3249  £2999 per participant.

All the details of the India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday are available on the dedicated event page.

Photographing the Ice Grizzlies of the Yukon

A Grizzly Bear Making A Splash In The River   Captured During The Natureslens Ice Grizzlies Of The Yukon Photography Holiday

My experience of photographing the Ice Grizzlies of the Yukon could very easily read like one of those early childhood ‘what I did in my holidays’ essays. “I got up & then I got on a coach. I went to the airport & flew in a big plane to a place called Vancouver. I got into another, smaller plane & went to Whitehorse. It was snowy & cold. The next day I got in an even smaller plane & went to a place called Dawson City.  It was a Sunday; everything was closed. I stayed in a hotel & then we got in a helicopter. Then we saw bears & a wolf. Then we came home”.

That’s pretty accurate, albeit over-simplistic. It’s quite an adventure getting to Bear Cave Mountain, but boy is it worth it. Dawson City is a fascinating mix of history & modern. Many old buildings date from the Gold Rush era, in varying states of upkeep, & the trappings of modern life, but with a very Northern twist. A seasonal city that serves the tourist industry as well as still supporting commercial gold extraction. It was post-season when we were there but it was still fascinating & the people are welcoming.
The next stage of the adventure is the helicopter ride — two hours over the starkly majestic tundra & mountains of the Northern Yukon. Challenging & inhospitable doesn’t even start to describe it. The approach to the camp is ‘interesting’. There’s no sign of where the camp is & the pilot just took us down to river level & landed on a shingle ‘beach’. Only then could we see the camp through the trees. Settling in didn’t take long. There are only four buildings & a ‘room with a view’ – more on this later – the main cabin, three two-person sleeping cabins & a loo.
The message from the very point of arrival was that this is grizzly bear country & everywhere was a potential viewing site – yes, even the camp. And that, I suppose, is the key to the success of this place. Respect the grizzly bears & their environment & they will reward you. The local guides, Phil & Ross, were quick to induct us into the required behaviour – slow, deliberate movement, no talking unless necessary, & then very quietly. The philosophy is to give the bears nothing – no encouragement, no reward, & no bad experiences of humans. It works.

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Photographing Shetland’s Puffins of Fair-Isle

A Group Of Puffins On One Of The Headlands   Photographed During The NaturesLens Shetland’s Puffins Photography Holiday

Fair Isle is a truly unique place to photograph Shetland’s Puffins. It’s unspoiled, natural & very remote, which brings me to the first stage of this trip: getting to this tiny Island that sits between Shetland & Orkney!

It’s a fantastic adventure to get to Fair Isle & in my opinion, really adds to the excitement of this photographic holiday. Continue reading