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Guided wildlife photography walk

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Hampshire, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Henry

2.5 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will take you off the beaten track and away from busy tourist areas in the New Forest and show you hidden gems. You will learn about the natural habitat and what animals, plants and fungi can be found there. You will learn how to photograph the wildlife with minimal disturbance so that you get better more relaxed subjects and we can work on different techniques used to photograph smaller subjects such as flowers and fungi. I can provide as much photography help or learning as you need and as time will allow or show you what you are looking for and let you photograph them in your own way. We will meet at your accommodation or a prearranged starting point and the length of the walk can be tailored to suit your needs but generally the terrain is not difficult. Timing can be by mutual arrangement and I am not averse to pre-dawn starts for those special photos of red deer stags in the mist.
I will take you off the beaten track and away from busy tourist areas in the New Forest and show you hidden gems. You will learn about the natural habitat and what animals, plants and fungi can be found there. You will learn how to photograph the wildlife with minimal disturbance so that you get better more relaxed subjects and we can work on different techniques used to photograph smaller subjects such as flowers and fungi. I can provide as much…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    If you do not have your own transport I can meet you at your accommodation...
  • Equipment
    It is possible to hire some specialist Canon lenses or equipment for this p...
From $88
/ person
Tue, Oct 27
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$88 per person
$88 per person
Wed, Oct 28
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$88 per person
$88 per person
Thu, Oct 29
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$88 per person
$88 per person

Meet your host, Henry

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 7 Reviews
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I have lived in the New Forest for over 35 years and in that time I have explored the forest extensively through my interests in Photography, mushroom picking, running and cycling. This means I have developed a great knowledge of the local wildlife in terms of locations and when things happen during the year. I am a professional photographer and in addition to my paid work I still love to photograph wildlife and local landscapes. I have also been involved in sales training and athletics coaching and now run small photography workshops and provide individual tuition as well as guided photography walks.
If you also need accommodation Henry and Jo have rooms available through Air BnB
I have lived in the New Forest for over 35 years and in that time I have explored the forest extensively through my interests in Photography, mushroom picking, running and cycling. This means I have developed a great knowledge of the local wildlife in terms of locations and when things happen during the year. I am a professional photographer and in addition to my paid work I still love to photograph wildlife and local landscapes. I have also been involved in sales training and athletics coachi…
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Where you'll be

Areas near Lyndhurst to find Red Deer and Fallow Deer.
Pennington marshes to photograph terns, egrets, herons, waders and possibly marsh harriers and peregrine falcons.
Various locations of natural forest to find and photograph brightly coloured mushrooms and fungi.
Various locations of natural forest to photograph autumn colours.
Heathlands or bogs and ponds to photograph silver studded blue butterflies or dragonflies and damselflies.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Iqbal
September 2020
Had a great experience with Henry, who knew the right routes to take and he has a lot of experience in photography and of the area in which we explored. Would definitely recommend if you’re in the area and into photography!
Josephine
August 2020
This walk was definitely worth going on. I enjoyed every moment. Henry's in depth knowledge of the forest made the walk very special. The information and stories he told me about the deer, horses, trees and birds made it extra special, interesting and worthwhile. I will definitely come back again in the different seasons. If you want to see everything the New Forest can offer then take this walk with Henry 👍
This walk was definitely worth going on. I enjoyed every moment. Henry's in depth knowledge of the forest made the walk very special. The information and stories he told me about t…
Rowan
October 2019
My wife and I had a fantastic time. We started early and Henry clearly knows some great walking routes as we managed to see at least three types of deer. Henry gave us many ideas, tips and tricks on angles and positions for good shots. We even managed to pick some wild mushrooms on our journey which went down well for breakfast.
My wife and I had a fantastic time. We started early and Henry clearly knows some great walking routes as we managed to see at least three types of deer. Henry gave us many ideas,…
Elaine
October 2019
Henry was informative and helpful on the days and weeks leading up to the day and greeted us promptly at the meeting point! Throughout our time Henry’s knowledge of the wildlife, terrain, New Forest and even lighting for photographs were wonderful! He made us feel at ease and helped us see some amazing animals! It was a lovely New Forest trail with a local expert - would highly recommend
Henry was informative and helpful on the days and weeks leading up to the day and greeted us promptly at the meeting point! Throughout our time Henry’s knowledge of the wildlife, t…
Derek
October 2019
Henry gave us a first class guide to getting near to deer to photograph as sensitively as possible. We used that. We gained knowledge to take some fantastic shots on our own the next day in the vicinity.
Lois
October 2019
We spent an interesting afternoon with Henry photographing deer in the forest. He is very well informed about the flora and fauna of the area, is a talented photographer and was very patient with us. He communicated very well beforehand and gave good instructions about where to meet. I would have no hesitation recommending this experience to others. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.
We spent an interesting afternoon with Henry photographing deer in the forest. He is very well informed about the flora and fauna of the area, is a talented photographer and was ve…

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

I can cater for any level of photography from the beginner to those looking for that competition winning entry. What we look for will be dependant on the time of year and local weather variations.
The Guided Photography Walk can be arranged for any time of day but early morning or evening are best.

What to bring

Your own camera gear especially telephoto lens, macro lens and a tripod would be useful.

Comfortable walking shoes/boots.