Native British Wildlife : A Celebration

Native British Wildlife : A Celebration

We may not be able to get to Africa this summer but we can still photograph incredible UK wildlife! 

...plus it’s better for the planet and Covid measures are in place, making this the perfect wildlife photography and filming experience this summer.

Join me from August 21st -23rd 2021 for three wonderfully up-close days with otter, lynx, Scottish wildcat, badger, beaver, water vole, water shrew, fox, polecat, pine marten, stoat, wild boar, sika deer, white stork, Eurasian crane and a selection of owls. 
Discover the beauty, quirks and distinctive behaviours of this rich range of British wildlife, while taking the time to craft some unique photographic insights.  ​ This is a brilliant photography and filming experience and an excellent learning environment, all on our UK doorstep in sunny Devon.

 

Our Conservation, Climate & Communities Commitment In Action:

Southwest England has some of the wildest remaining areas of countryside in Britain, so is a natural choice for this celebration of British wildlife.  Our base for the workshop provides large enclosures (in some cases so large it can be tricky to find the large deer and wild boar!) and natural settings in harmony with the wild surroundings.  The centre is a major contributor to British conservation, helping to breed and reintroduce native species such as water vole into the wild across the UK. ​

In line with our environmental commitment Trai will take no flights for this workshop, and the group will take short, leisurely strolls between photography sites, making minimal use of vehicles.

We encourage you to further support the local economy by staying in family-run rural guesthouse accomodation, and dining in small restaurants which make primary use of locally sourced products.

 

Your British Wildlife Highlights

Rich diversity of native British wildlife 

Larger mammals: Lynx, Otter, Scottish Wildcat, Badger, Fox, Beaver, Wild Boar, Sika Deer

Smaller mammals: Water Vole, Pine Marten, Stoat, Polecat, Hedgehog, Water Shrew,Dormouse, Bank Vole, Field Vole ​

British native birds: white stork, Eurasian crane, long eared owl, barn owl, little owl

Natural enclosure settings for photography, including those used by the BBC Natural History film unit

Scheduled to ensure best photographic conditions for wildlife 

Beginner friendly plus great for intermediate/experienced photographers seeking closer access and new species

1-2-1 technical tuition and creative inspiration with your tutor Trai Anfield

Close to home for UK residents: support local economy, conservation and climate

Covid19 social distancing and financial protection measures in place

Small group size - max 6 guest

Key Information

  • Price £695
  • Duration 2-3 days
  • Group Size 5+
  • Date 21/08/2021 - 23/08/2021

Highlights

  • Rich diversity of native British wildlife
  • Larger mammals including Lynx, Otter, Scottish Wildcat, Badger, Fox, Beaver, Wild Boar, Sika Deer
  • Smaller mammals including Water Vole, Pine Marten, Stoat, Polecat, Hedgehog, Water Shrew, Dormouse, Bank Vole, Field Vole 
  • British native birds including white stork, Eurasian crane, long eared owl, barn owl, little owl
  • Large natural enclosure settings for photography, including those used by the BBC Natural History film unit
  • Beginner friendly plus great for intermediate/experienced photographers seeking closer access and new species
  • 1-2-1 technical tuition and creative inspiration with your tutor Trai Anfield
  • Close to home for UK & European clients: support local economy, conservation and climate
  • Covid19 social distancing and financial protection measures in place

Itinerary

TYPICAL  ITINERARY

There is no set itinerary here, except in the general structure of the days.  The species we choose to photograph at any given time will remain flexible and respond to the preferences of participants.  Of course the British weather may also influence our choices, and it’s an added bonus that one or two of the smaller mammal species may be photographed under cover if we need we need a refuge from rain at any time!

​There are many species on offer here, so we will collect preferences from all participants ahead of time and plan accordingly. While small group shoots will be the norm, some species, such as stoat and polecat, can only be approached individually, so single person shoots will be offered on rotation for these. 

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Day 1: 

Early meet up and briefing – Trai will quickly run through some of the specialist settings and techniques peculiar to this type of photography, and highlight a few issues to be aware of  too.  Most tuition will take place in the field and will be individual and tailored especially to your own level of experience and your individual photographic goals.

Morning session - two species photography shoots

Lunch break and review of morning shots / troubleshooting session

Afternoon session – further two or three species photography shoots

Evening session - group 1 Beavers, group 2 post production

 

Day 2:

Early meet up 

Morning session - three species photographic shoots

Lunch break and review of morning shots / troubleshooting session

Afternoon session – further three species shoots

Evening session - group 2 Beavers shoot, group 1 post production

 

Day 3:

Early meet up 

Morning session - three species shoots

Lunch break and review of morning shots / troubleshooting session

Afternoon session – further three species shoots

Evening session – free to return to beavers,  join overall review or head back home to work on your shots!

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Paul

Paul Jackson – June 09, 2021

Just spent a very pleasant few days down in Devon photographing British wildlife species including badger, fox, pine marten, lynx, wildcat, hedgehog and beaver. Trai's relaxed tuition style and boundless enthusiasm and encouragement ensured that my wife and I had a great time with some good pictures resulting from our efforts. We were able to get very close to our subjects and nothing was too much trouble, making use of the space, light and environment around us. The setting was in beautiful, remote countryside and it was a perfect break away from a busy work schedule. We would certainly come back and are very much looking forward to our next adventure with Trai.

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Trai Anfield Photographic Safaris responded – June 12, 2021

Hi Paul and Jules - thank you so much for reviewing the workshop - I loved it as much as you, and really look forward to seeing you both at Zimanga next year, if not before!
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Cath Millen – June 12, 2021

I have been on fantastic photography wildlife trips abroad with Trai in the last few years including tigers and leopards in India and mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Although being rather closer to home this time, I had a great time in a beautiful spot in Devon getting to spend time with British wildlife. Living in London I haven’t seen most of the wildlife we experienced before and it was magical. It showed me that you don’t always have to travel a long way to have an incredible experience. Trai is an extremely talented wildlife photographer and is a very patient teacher! You are never left with unanswered questions and always leave with fantastic shots and increased knowledge. Whatever level your photography skills are at Trai will cater to you and I really recommend this trip.

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