Join us for a workshop like no other, living island life and photographing puffins as an overnight guest on sensational Skomer Island. Located just off the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, 3 miles from Martin's Haven, Skomer offers 750 acres of habitat for wildlife to thrive, including Razorbills, Guillemots, Seals, Short Eared and Little Owls, Manx Shearwater and of course the star attraction, Puffins. During your stay you'll not only have unparalleded access to the islands wildlife but also recieve professional tuition, from two exceptionally experienced guides.
Richard Peters is a Nikon Ambassador with a style that often favours dramatic light and contrast. He offers a relaxed, down-to-earth approach to his guiding and has won multiple international awards including twice in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is also one of the only British photographers to have recieved the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, alongside being a judge for both that and other international photography competitions.
Drew Buckley has won multiple awards for his work including in competitions such as the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He grew up and now works in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park where he has worked with the BBC to provide content for natural history documentaries of the area. Living local to Skomer Drew spends many days each year there. As such he has published books on, and has an in depth knowledge of, the island, the area, and its wildlife.
MAY AND JUNE TOURS
In May our trips captilize on the potential opportunity to photograph the puffins amongst the islands stunning bluebells and pink sea thrift. With less prominent bracken, spotting ground nesting birds such as the Short Eared Owls will also be more favourable.
June trips offer the potential for the classic puffin with sand eel opportunities. Depite both trips offering unique experiences, the core is always the same:
DAY 1: We meet at the farm carpark at 8am where we have arranged for our bags to be taken down to the landing point at Martins Haven in order to catch the 9am boat. After a short 15 minute boat ride we arrive on the island to a briefing from the wardens. By midday you will be able to head out around the island. There is a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere enabling you to explore the island as and when you desire. However we will all go out as a group after diner to make the most of the late evening light.
DAY 2: Photography and lots of it. From sunrise to sunset we are free to come and go as we please but again, we will aim to go out as a group for sunrise and sunset.
DAY 3: Those who wish to go out and shoot early can do so, which is often a popular option if the weather permits. We catch the boat back to the mainland at 9am.
PRICE & DATES
May 14th - 16th two nights SOLD OUT
June 6th - 9th three nights SOLD OUT
July 11th - 14th three nights SOLD OUT
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