- Big Cats
- Light Walking
- Membership Plus
- Outdoor Event
- Safari Park
- South UK
|LOCATION||Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire|
|TIME||09:30 to 12:30 or 13:00 to 16:00|
|Guide for Event||David|
|Fitness level||Light walking, little walking is needed as you are taken round in vehicles for the majority of the session|
|Camera Experience||Beginners: suitable for all levels|
|Disability Access||You will need to be able to walk short distances and get in and out of a 4×4 vehicle|
|Suitability||Wild Arena workshops are not suitable for children under the age of 14 years old and a full paying adult must accompany any under 16’s.|
|Time of Year||March to November (weekends and school holidays are only available in October, November and March, excluding Easter should that fall in March)|
|What we aim to cover||We try to tailor all our sessions to suit our guests, so we do not always cover all the topics depending on the individual needs. Typical topics we can cover in this session are: Coming off auto, exposure modes, auto focus modes, white balance and composition ideas.|
There can be few subjects in animal photography as popular as Big Cats and Carnivores. These iconic predators are not only wonderful subjects for pictures but are also the source of many amazing animal encounters. By holding this event in a safari park, we hope to achieve some great looking pictures within the natural environment of the park. This really is a great way to hone your skills before going on a big holiday and of course, a fantastic way of saving airmiles by seeing these lovely animals right here in the UK.
Our half-day sessions will begin with a briefing from your guide about the planned itinerary together with an introduction on how we might achieve the best images of the animals we might see. We will then split the group into 2 and rotate between the keeper driven vehicle and the vehicle driven by your photography guide. This gives you time to spend talking through photography whilst putting this into practice and then time with the keeper looking at the big cats
The Wild Arena/Safari Park guides will be on hand throughout the session to ensure everyone has the support they need and will be happy to answer questions on the photography challenges or the animals we are meeting. The group will enjoy special VIP access to the animals to ensure we get the best chance for pictures through the session.
The focus for the session will be looking to get into the best possible situations for photography and the guides will work hard to put everyone in right position. With the help of the keepers, off road Land Rovers and special access, we will be able to deliver opportunities simply not accessible to normal park visitors. This is a small group event with the photographic guide driving a vehicle with just 2/3 guests and the keeper driving the long wheelbase Land Rover with 4/5 guests.
These events include admission to the Safari Park, so you will be free to spend the start or remainder of your day exploring the rest of the exciting animals they have to offer. (NB; it is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non-escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible at these times).
In line with Wild Arena’s on-going commitment to conservation, we also make a donations to ‘The Safina Lion Project’ for every guest booking we receive. Safina work actively on various projects supporting Lions in the Wild. For more information, follow this link.
Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park is situated just south of Milton Keynes and has a fantastic range of species in over 300 acres of parkland. Opened in 1970 the safari park is part of the EEP (Endangered Species Programme) and ESB (European Studbook) breeding and housing endangered species among others. The park supports many worthwhile projects including the International Elephant Foundation and Wildcats Conservation Alliance.
Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire
09.30: Arrival at the main Safari Park entrance.
09.45: Tea/Coffee and a briefing on getting the best from your pictures.
10.15: Photography session around the reserves with special time allocated for the Lion Pride and Amur Tigers. We also hope to see Bears, Wolves, Rhino, Antelope, Giraffes and Monkeys.
12.30: Summary & Close
Guests will have the remainder of the day to spend at leisure in the park, if it is open. (it is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible).
13.00: Arrival at the main Safari Park entrance.
13.15: Tea/Coffee and a briefing on getting the best from your pictures.
13.45: Photography session around the reserves with special time allocated for the Lion Pride and Amur Tigers. We also hope to see Bears, Wolves, Rhino, Antelope, Giraffes and Monkeys.
16.00: Summary & Close.
Guests will have the start of the day to spend at leisure in the park, if it is open. (It is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible).
PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.
Group events are currently on hold
Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire
Please note we cannot run these events on weekends or School holidays between April (or Easter if it is in March) and September, due to the high visitor numbers at the parks.
How to Book
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