Norfolk Photo Safaris News Autumn 2018

Welcome to my latest newsletter.

As I write this I can hear Pink-footed Geese flying high over our house. There is a Brambling on the bird feeder and a chill in the air, autumn is slipping away and I am looking forward to what winter will bring here on the North Norfolk coast.

I look forward to welcoming some of you on photo safaris over the coming months. Peak Barn Owl time in February and the first half of March next year is now almost fully booked, I just have a few days left in the calendar to fill for anyone contemplating a day or two concentrating on owls.

Next year I will be extending spring photo safaris into June following some very successful days this year when species such as Sand Martin, Avocets with chicks and hares to name a few subjects gave great opportunities.

Overseas trips

Further afield, in conjunction with Shetland Nature and Finnature, myself Brydon Thomason and Jari Peltomaki are taking four photographers on a fantastic winter spectacular to Finland and Arctic Norway. This trip is limited to five clients and we have one space left. Cost excluding airfare (£240 approx) is £4500.00 and runs from 22 January to 2 February. Do get in touch if this is of interest.

Our New Zealand trip has been shortened to 16 days to help those that might need time off work or simply do not want to be away for almost a month as would have been the case. The itinerary is just as exciting and we have shortened the time by using a couple of internal flights. Full details on


Following on from my switch to Olympus earlier this year, I am now doing some work for the brand and have some loan kit that anyone coming on one of my photo safaris is welcome to use. It is a great way of discovering the joys of using such a lightweight system and a good way of checking out the quality. Olympus celebrate their 100th birthday next year and are due to announce an exciting new top end body and rumour has it perhaps a 100-400 mm zoom that in Micro Four Thirds terms would be a 200-800 mm lens. With mirrorless cameras now being embraced by the top two, Nikon and Canon, it is exciting times once more for camera technology and future possibilities.

New Book

Finally, I have a new book being published by Yale University Press on 14th November. Empire of the Eagle is a visual celebration as well as an in depth natural history.

Kind regards,
David Tipling
Norfolk Photo Safaris