Birds of prey are iconic and beautiful animals, making them wonderful subjects for photography. In this full-day experience you can get a truly unparalleled chance to get closer to our birds in stunning settings to capture those elusive perfect shots.
This experience gives you the opportunity to photograph on location in the Trust’s grounds, giving you a natural setting for your shots. Between the woodland, wildflower meadow and the Trust’s Savannah Arena you will have the opportunity to photograph bird of prey species from around the world in incredible portrait images as well as in free-flight. Through the use of natural features, you can create your own ‘wildlife’ themed images. You will be accompanied by two members of our team who will set up shots featuring a variety of species that may include owls, vultures, falcons and eagles. They will explain more about the bird species you meet during your day, and their habitats and lifestyles in the wild, allowing you to really understand your subject.
With this being a full-day experience, our team will have more opportunity to introduce you to more of our wonderful birds of prey. This will include some of our largest and most majestic birds, which may include a Bald Eagle, an African White-backed Vulture or a Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle. Throughout the day, we will work with the light and weather conditions to ensure you have a great variety of ‘natural’ images. Our team will work at the pace of the group so there’ll be plenty of time and opportunity to ensure you come home with a fantastic portfolio.
During the afternoon, your group will take a break to watch one of our daily spectacular flying demonstrations, where our birds can display their amazing aerial skills! This is a great opportunity to capture photographs of free-flying birds and also groups of birds in action.
DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE NOT ABLE TO TAKE BOOKINGS OR SELL VOUCHERS FOR THIS EXPERIENCE. WE ARE WORKING ON WAYS WE CAN ADJUST OUR EXPERIENCES TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR BIRDS, STAFF AND VISITORS SO THAT WE CAN OFFER THEM AGAIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
These intimate experience sessions are limited to small groups of up to eight guests, with two members of our team on hand to set up shots and give you an insight to the characters of our birds throughout your day.
Your full day experience will begin at 9:30am when you are met in Feathers Restaurant by your host. The experience will end at around 4:30pm. Feathers Restaurant is open from 9:00am, should you wish to arrive early to purchase refreshments or breakfast to set you up for the day.
Lunch and afternoon drinks and cake (included in your day) will be served in Feathers Restaurant.
Please call us on 01264 773850 (between 9am and 5pm) and have your voucher number to hand.
This experience must be pre-booked. Due to the popularity of this experience, early booking is required. Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase; an expiry date is shown inside your gift card. Please note your experience must be booked and fulfilled before the expiry date shown. Once the voucher has expired, the experience and any related monies are forfeited.
We have a natural countryside setting: sensible footwear and appropriate clothing for outdoors are recommended. Please avoid wearing brightly coloured clothing. Most walkways are laid paths; however you may find some natural unevenness within our grounds.
You will need your fully charged camera and an empty memory card. All other necessary training and equipment are supplied.
If severe weather threatens, the Trust may cancel and rearrange your experience by 2pm the day before it is due to take place. Please contact the office on 01264 773850 after 2pm the day before your experience to confirm that the weather conditions are suitable for your experience to take place.
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