Many followers of NaturesLens will probably know that David & I have been friends for many years. Well before he & Pui Hang set up NaturesLens & have enjoyed many photographic adventures together.
Just before Christmas 2017, David asked me if I had been to the Little Rann of Kutch. I said I had never even heard of it. Kutch is a little-known wildlife destination in the state of Gujarat near the Pakistan border. So off we went in March this year to carry out a recce for NaturesLens.
Peter sent us so many stunning images taken on our Winter Wildlife of Japan Photography Holiday that the only way we could do them justice was to publish two blog posts.
I especially love this image of a red fox with the slightly cocked head, exuding charm & curiosity all at the same time. The red foxes of Hokkaido are not particularly shy of people. In fact, they are curious & often stare at or even approach anything or anyone new in their surroundings.
Elsewhere, we have covered the wide variety of bird species that you might encounter on the Polish Winter Wildlife Tour, including Goshawks, BuzzardsWhite-Tailed Sea Eagles & Woodpeckers, in addition to the days spent in hides, two days are spent traversing the Białowieża Forest, locating & photographing the European Bison, that call Białowieża home.
The other mammal that is commonly seen & can be photographed within Białowieża, is the Red Fox, it can often be found near to the feeding sites, as these beautiful creatures want to scavenge food that is available.
DO YOU WANT TO CAPTURE IMAGES OF THE POLISH WILDLIFE FOR YOURSELF?
We have a photography tour that is to be run at the end of January 2018, this is an opportunity for you to undertake photography of the wildlife of the Białowieża Forest, including the European Bison, for yourself; the photography holiday costs£1499 each participant, this priceexcludes air travel to Warsaw itself – all ground transportation from Warsaw & back, & to & from shoot locations, accommodation & guidance/tuition is included, the dates for the NaturesLens Polish Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday are January 21 – 28, 2018.
To hold a place on the trip, we only require a 20% deposit from you, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to the trip taking place.
Whooper Swans – the graceful aspect of Winter Wildlife in Japan
The Whooper Swans of Lake Kussharo are always a revelation to our guests. When one thinks of winter wildlife in Japan, the first thought is inevitable, Snow Monkeys, followed closely by Steller’s Sea Eagles & Red-Crowned Cranes. But people rarely think “I want to go there to photograph whooper swans” & who would blame them?
Take a look at Nicola’s images below. Such beautiful, elegant birds with plenty of opportunities to photograph them in flight, walking in the snow & sat on the lake with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. The possibilities are endless.
If you fancy improving your nature photography skills or the opportunity to capture some amazing images of foxes, wildcats, otters, pine marten, polecat, harvest mice & many more, then join us on our British Mammals Photography workshop.
To make the most of this weekend of photography, we are adding an afternoon Birds of Prey photo shoot. This will take place on the Saturday afternoon, with the mammal photography starting on the Sunday morning. There is such a wide range of species to photograph at the centre that the only way to do it justice is to spend two & a half days there. Continue reading →