British Wildlife Photography Workshop – With Big Cats!
Category: British Wildlife Photography Workshop
If you’re missing big cat photography in Africa or South America this year, why not try a British Wildlife Photography Workshop with a focus on Britain’s own native big cats?
Not so long ago Eurasian lynx roamed freely across our UK landscape. However, as the human population multiplied the number of lynx tumbled, and by around the 8th century our only big cat was gone.
Now, amidst a flurry of re-wilding interest, lynx are poised to make a comeback, with the Scottish highlands and Northeast England prime candidates for reintroductions.
So now is the time to familiarise yourself with these elegant, charismatic (and while they're still young endearingly goofy!) big cats, and of course get some stunning photographs in the bag!
Meet The Stars
My brand new British Wildlife Photography Workshop in Devon features three young lynx - two males and one female - and what terrific cats they were on the recent first run of the workshop.
Playful as kittens, and honing their hunting instincts, they stalked, pounced and hurtled through the huge enclosure. They chased one another through the water: paddling, swimming and even leaping from shore to the islands.
These lynx are easily the most active big cats I’ve photographed, and the most entertaining…no sleeping lions here!
From a photography point of view the range of images from just one session was very satisfying, with a great range of portrait, action and interaction opportunities.
While the lynx undoubtedly stole the show on this particular British Wildlife Photography Workshop, the more familiar British wildlife species were absolute stars too, and the chance to spend so much time with them is rare and beguiling. These species included
· pine marten
· water vole
· Scottish wildcat
Other Advantages of this British Wildlife Photography Workshop
Support conservation: these individual animals are not completely wild; rather they are part of rescue, re-homing and reintroduction programmes, which you support by visiting.
Great for photographers: the fact the animals are slightly habituated makes for wonderfully intimate photography opportunities, and a particularly good learning environment. For instance there is always another chance to see them, unlike in the wild where you may never spot the bird or animal again if you’ve fluffed the first shot!
If you're an aspiring film maker the unlimited access to the animals on this workshop make it one of the best for learning wildlife film making too.
Good for our precious planet - no need to get on a plane for this workshop - come to Devon by public transport or bring a friend and car share :)
Support local economies and communities - stay in locally run guesthouse accommodation with delicious locally sourced food.
For more details & booking this British wildlife photography workshop please click here