Three Day Safari
Our three day photo safaris run from November to the middle of March. It offers some outstanding opportunities to photograph some of Britain’s most iconic wildlife. Seasonal opportunities will be taken advantage of whether it’s a Barn Owl hunting over a meadow in mid February or seal pups on a beach in November, the three days will be varied and designed to take maximum advantage of current opportunities. The itinerary below is an example of what typically you might expect, note in brackets the months for some subjects as not everything will be possible as it will depend on the season. Each three day itinerary will however include at least one night owl session, extra sessions can be added if you wish.
We will make an early start and head to a Grey Seal colony where in 2018 over 1400 pups were born. To access the seal colony requires a 1.5 mile each way walk on even ground. We will spend the morning photographing the seals (pups between November and easy January) then have lunch at a cafe before going in search of Pink-footed Geese (Nove to mid Jan). For safaris after mid January our attention after a visit to the seals will be on finding day flying Barn Owls. The evening will be a night owls shoot. After a short break late afternoon we will re-convene at 6.30 and head to our feeding site where Barn Owls and possibly Tawny Owls can be photographed. Flash setups and tuition can be provided for this.
We spend the day on the North Norfolk coast in search of a variety of subjects that may include geese including Pink-feet and Brent Geese, ducks, waders and wintering Snow Buntings and possibly Shorelarks. There may also be possibilities to photograph Adders (mid Feb onwards) Bearded Tit and there is always the potential for something unexpected.
We spend the morning in David’s woodland hide then after an early lunch head over to the Ouse Washes for the chance of encountering hunting Barn and Short-eared Owls, but the highlight will be the wildfowl at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Ouse Washes Reserve where we will photograph Whooper Swans arriving for a floodlit feed as dusk descends.
Early November to mid March. On our first day we will depart from Holt or your accommodation at 7 am. It will be an 8 am start on the following two mornings.
Equipment that has a telephoto ability of at least 300 mm. We can supplement (if Nikon) or supply a full Olympus kit for the day if required. Beanbags for photographing from our vehicle are supplied, if you normally use a tripod then please bring that with you.
Level of fitness
We cater for all levels of fitness, our hides can be driven to along a woodland ride and much photography can be achieved from our vehicle. However on an average day expect to make a number of short walks, some sites we visit may entail a 30 minute walk photographing along the way. The seal colony is 1.5 miles in each direction on a flat footpath.
All transportation is by Land Rover from an agreed pick up and drop off point, normally in Holt or Cley or depending on where you are staying we can pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation. Our full days include a cafe lunch during the middle of the day. For very early starts we will provide a snack. David will have water, tea and coffee and snacks available during the day.
Accommodation is not included, however if you require somewhere to stay we can recommend the following.
November to mid March
£100 per person payable at time of booking.
Ways to pay
We accept cheques made payable to David Tipling Photography Ltd or payment via bank transfer. The balance will be payable on the day and can be settled via these payment methods or in cash.
Gift vouchers are available for the full cost of either a half or full day for specific safaris. Please email us with your requirements. The date for the safari can be left open but needs to be taken within 18 months of the start date which can be agreed upon at time of purchase. Payment for gift vouchers needs to be made in full at time of issue.
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