Top Places In The UK For Wildlife Photography

Top Places In The UK For Wildlife Photography

Top Places In The UK For Wildlife Photography

One of the best ways to witness nature is to visit a wildlife reserve and this trip can be even more enjoyable when this is combined with photography.

If you have a passion for photography and wildlife then there are plenty of places in the UK where you will be able to take wildlife photography.

Here is a look at the top places in the UK for wildlife photography.

Isle of Mull, Scotland

Off the coast of Scotland, lies Mull, which is home to otters, hen harriers, marine mammals and the white tailed eagle.

Most of the wildlife can be found near the sea lochs, which is easy to access. However, your photography opportunities are reduced if you choose to visit during main holiday times.

If you want to photograph otters then you will need to stay on shore and be quiet and still. In wildlife photography, the animal’s welfare is the most important so be patient and let the animal come to you.

Top Places In The UK For Wildlife Photography
Chanonry Point, Black Isle – Image Credit: ScotlandInfo

Chanonry Point, Black Isle

Chanonry Point is known as a dolphin hotspot and you will be able to have a true encounter with bottlenose dolphins as they hunt salmon going up river.

The waters here are close to the shore and deep and this means that these magnificent creatures can come within just a few meters of the shore.

With dolphin photography, you will need to be patient. Dolphins can be active, but sometimes they are not. You will need to wait and be ready to capture that perfect moment.

Top Places In The UK For Wildlife Photography
Farne Islands, Northumberland – Image Thanks to Farne Islands Tours

Farne Islands, Northumberland

One of the wildlife destinations in the UK, is the Farne Islands. Here you will find thousands of seabirds from the small puffin to the large shag.

If you are an avid bird watcher, then photography on these islands is paradise as there are some amazing views.

Capture dramatic photography here by getting low and being at eye level with your subject.

Top Places In The UK For Wildlife Photography
Skomer Island Credit: Rose Moor

Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Close up wildlife photography can be found on this beautiful island where there are plenty of puffins, razorbills and guillemots.

As soon as you are on the island you will be greeted by puffins almost immediately.

If puffins are on the top of your priority list then you will need to head to Wick where you will see them fly in from the sea.

July is a great time to see the puffins and you may be able to capture a shot of them carrying sand eels to their young.

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