Buzzard hide now open!

I’m very pleased to announce that the Buzzard hide is now up and running. It’s taken a long time to get everything in place to work with these particularly nervous subjects but we’re now there. The purpose built hide is situated in a wet grassland area between two woods and is very peaceful. To see these beautiful and powerful birds up close is a real privilege and an experience to remember. A maximum of one booking per week will be taken so as not disturb the subjects.

Contact me for availability. For more information please visit the dedicated Buzzard photography hide page If you have any questions or would like to book then contact me at jon@norfolk-wildlife-photography.co.uk

Little Owl hide August dates released!

The Little Owl family continue to do well, the owlets are becoming more and more independent and have have now begun to feed themselves (although still prefer to be fed by the adults whenever possible!). With luck the owlets will hang around until the end of August when they set off to set up their own territories and breed.

I’ve just added August dates for photography hide bookings. For more information please visit the dedicated Little Owl workshop page If you have any questions or would like to book then contact me at jon@norfolk-wildlife-photography.co.uk

Little Owl hide young have left the nest !

Even better news! The Little Owl family I have been observing are now 7 and the fledglings have just begun to leave the nesting tree to visit the feeding posts. The male adult is still feeding them and they should hopefully continue to hang around the area for some time yet.

I’ve added more dates for July hide bookings. For more information please visit the dedicated Little Owl workshop page If you have any questions or would like to book then contact me at jon@norfolk-wildlife-photography.co.uk

Little Owl hide dates just released!

Good news, the Little Owl family I have been observing are now parents and the male is very busy feeding ever hungry beaks! After several months of watching and photographing they are now habituated to camera noise etc so I am pleased to release the first set of dates to photograph this beautiful and secretive owl.

Set on a beautiful private estate in North Norfolk, hide sessions are between 3pm and dark, a time when Little Owls are most active. These really are fantastic little characters to photograph and I have set up a variety of perches which he comes down onto to collect food, look out for rivals and preen!

For more information please visit the dedicated Little Owl workshop page If you have any questions or would like to book then contact me at jon@norfolk-wildlife-photography.co.uk

New 2018 trip added – Hungary Photography Hides

I’m pleased to announce a new trip for 2018. I’ll be taking a very small group to a lodge in Hungary, offering a variety of photography hides, ranging from eye-level waterside to a tower, designed specifically to get you fantastic wildlife photographs of everything from Bee-eaters to Roe deer, Kingfisher to Red-footed Falcon and shrike to woodpecker. The trip will be running in May, one of the best times of the year to capture a range of wildife and behaviours. We’ll have exclusive access to the lodge and hides, providing you with the opportunity to select and revisit hides.


For more information please visit the dedicated Hungary wildlife photography page. If you have any questions or would like to book then contact me at jon@norfolk-wildlife-photography.co.uk

World Wildlife Fund Wetland Commission


I have just begun a project, commissioned by the World Wildife Fund, documenting the wildlife around a new wetland in Norfolk. The wetland was designed and installed by Norfolk Rivers Trust with the aim of removing nutrients from a sewage treatment works, which would have otherwise gone into the river, causing ecological damage. The wetland is only two years old but is already performing well by both removing nutrients and also providing excellent habitat for a wide range of plants and animals.

So far I’ve photographed a range of wildlife, from roe deer to sedge warblers and I’m looking forward to exploring the area further over the next few weeks and recording the biodiversity inhabiting the area. I will post a gallery of my images shortly and they’ll also be appearing in WWF literature so if you’re a member keep an eye out for them.

Bird of prey photography workshop

Buzzard eating rabbit

Update – just one space available on the Sunday 21st August 2016 workshop.

The afternoon session is divided into three sections: first we work on getting you static shots of the birds in their natural environments, such as buzzard perched on oak trees in woodland or kestrels perched on farm equipment. We’ll then move on to capturing these beautiful birds in flight, a difficult but rewarding challenge! We’ll progress from relatively slow birds, such as the harris hawk, all the way up to extremely fast species such as the lanner falcon. Finally we will photograph a barn owl on farm posts and within rustic farm buildings – a perfect end to the session.

Subjects differ on each workshop but include common kestrel, American kestrel, common buzzard, barn owl, ural owl, white-faced owl, harris hawk, steppe eagle, lanner falcon, barbary falcon, saker falcon, peregrine falcon.

To view a selection of photographs taken by group members, please click Bird of prey client photographs.

For more information about the course or to book please click Bird of prey photography page.

If you have any questions then please email me at norfolkwildlifephotography@gmail.com

An Africa photography safari, with a difference

Wild dogs
***UPDATE: This trip is now fully booked. I will be running it again in June 2018 so register your interest now*****

Join me for a safari trip with a difference, designed specifically to get you the best photographs of Africa’s wildlife up close and personal, combining game drives with hide photography. Based within a 6000 hectare pristine reserve in South Africa, you’ll spend 10 days photographing a diverse range of amazing wildlife. You’ll photograph from four purpose build hides, designed by Bence Mate, repeat Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition winner. Purpose built hides include:

– 2 * reflection pools for kingfishers, birds of prey an abundance of small beautfully coloured birds. Each hide is located within a different habitat offering possibilities to photograph different species.

– A lagoon hide hide to photograph wetland species such as egrets, herons, mammals and other aquatic species.

– Overnight hide, situated at the edge of a watering hole, providing opportunities to photograph secretive nocturnal species.

– There is also the potential to use another hide (depending on carcass availability), set up to photograph a range of vultures species and other scavengers.

The trip is action packed and offers 18 activities, comprising of game drives and hides, including both daytime and overnight sessions in each of the hides.

I’m launching this exciting new trip with an exclusive offer of just £1750 per person. This price includes accommodation in superior rooms, dawn and dusk game drives, use of all hides, breakfast and dinner each day, all transportation from Durban airport, park fees, expert local guides and photography tution.

You can find out more information about this trip here. If you have any questions then email me at jon@norfolk-wildlife-photography.co.uk

Skokholm puffin photography 2016 – one space available


A space on the second Skokholm trip (4th – 8th July 2016) has become available. This tour always books up quickly (this time in under a week) so if you’d like to come along let me know ASAP. The place is on a twin room basis, sharing with another client of the trip and is just £295.

You can find out more about the trip Skokholm Puffin Photography Trip. Please contact me at norfolkwildlifephotography@gmail.com to book.

Skokholm puffin photography 2016 dates released

puffin silhouette

Exciting news!!The Pembrokeshire Wildlife Trust has exclusively allowed me to once again lead a small group of photographers on two puffin trips in July 2016. The trips will take place between the 1st – 4th July and 4th and 8th July on Skokholm island, off the coast of Wales. Skokholm is limited to just 16 people at a time and as a result it feels incredibly isolated and wild. With 4500 puffins, 2000 razorbills, 45,000 manx shearwater and a multitude of other sea birds the photographic opportunities are almost boundless, it’s really quite an experience and one you won’t forget. The trip cost is a bargain at £295, places are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis so book early to avoid disappointment. For more information visit the dedicated page for this trip.

UPDATE 27/10/15: Both trips are now fully booked. Contact me to be placed on the waiting list incase of any cancellations.