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'The centre is a fantastic resource for wildlife photographers - amateur or professional. They have an impressive range of well cared for captive mammals. The enclosures are large and natural looking - ideal for photography. Without doubt, I would recommend visiting the West Country Wildlife Photography Centre - opportunities to take great wildlife images are guaranteed!'

Ross Hoddinott

Video shot at Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre by Hans Rademakers
Hi Derek, Thanks to you and Lavinia for the great day we had with you and all your animals. I look forward to coming again before too long. Attached are 2 pictures which you are welcome to use on your website - I noticed no one had sent a Muntjac yet, so here is my effort, plus an otter. Regards, Judy Craig Taunton Camera Club
Hello Derek Thank you to you and Lavinia for the wonderful day we had at Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre. So much to see and so many photo opportunities that I think a return visit is on the cards. I've attached a few images from the day that you are welcome to use on your website. best regards Alan Grant Taunton Camera Club
"Our group had an excellent day photographing the wide variety of animals you have at WCWFC, and enjoyed building our own sets for the small mammals. Our animal handler 'Lavinia' was great at ensuring the day went smoothly and that we and the animals were well looked after. We look forward to returning in the future". David Morton - Taunton Camera Club
Hi Derek we had such a lovely day last Sunday. I really enjoyed all of it! Being in with the foxes was a highlight for me....they were fascinating to watch. The otters were a close second! Hope to come down again if I can get a group together, would like to photograph the Pine Martin sometime! regards, Jane Kearney
Hi Derek, I just wanted to say thank you very much for the two and a half days I spent at your farm last week. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I am extremely pleased with the photos I was able to take. Your centre truly is a unique chance to get up close to British wildlife that you would normally struggle with in the wild. It offers fantastic opportunities for wildlife photography in naturalistic settings. Please pass on my thanks to both Becky and Lavinia. They were very helpful with catering for my needs and making sure each day went smoothly. I hope to come and visit very soon. Thanks again, Alastair Marsh
Just a quick email to say thank you to everyone for a great two days. What a great set up. Many thanks to Lavinia for her excellent support. Regards Steve Cushing
"8 members of Exeter Camera Club enjoyed a brilliant visit to the Westcountry Wildlife Photography centre.  There is a good variety of mammals available to photograph, getting really close to wild cats, otters and foxes in their compounds. Nothing was too much trouble and even though the weather was against us we had a superb day and went home with some really good images." Exeter Camera Club
Sue Smith
Sue Smith
Di Wilkins
Di Wilkins
Alan Bastin
I spent two days at the centre earlier this month, photographing some of your animals. My personal favourite was the fox, closely followed by the harvest mice. It was a great experience, being able to get so close to the animals and photograph them in a natural environment. I will be visiting again, that is for sure. Lavinia possessed good knowledge about the species on site and I would like to thank her for her cooperation and patience. Many thanks. Charlotta Fredriksson, Harrogate
Just a short email to say thank you to everyone for hosting my visit yesterday. It was great to see and photograph the animals including the Beavers that put in an appearance only for my camera card to go kaput on me so the Beavers are not on photo gallery! .... will have to try again.   I have to admit that I am not a big fan of captive animals but the work that Derek & your team are doing towards wildlife conservation is so important to our ever declining species and without groups as yours, we would have nothing left for the future generations. Good luck with the Beaver & Water Vole conservation projects - your all doing a grand job!   Thanks again & regards David Webb
Dear all, I would like to thank you for a great day at your Centre last Thursday. Peter and I enjoyed it very much. Lavinia has been great. Very patient and helpful. The whole setting is very impressive. Peter and I would like to come back soon. Thank you again.  Kind regards, Edo Schmidt
Many thanks for a great day out at your centre recently, and thank you for the help from your assistants etc. I will come back to see you all again soon, regards, Colin Sargent, Wildlife Photographer.   
Just wanted to say thanks for a very successful couple of days at the Centre. We got lots of great material, Lavinia was an excellent handler, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Please pass on our thanks to Lavinia, and also to Derek for his tip re: the beavers.  We'll certainly be returning in the near future. Best regards Steve (& Ann)
Just to say thank you for a great days photography on Friday. I have been looking through my images from the day and am very pleased with the results.  The help I had from the guide was excellent. All staff were very friendly and welcoming. I will be coming back again soon with more projects in mind. Many thanks Jon Need
I was at your centre last week with a group from the Newton Abbot Photography Club and had a very enjoyable day. Attached are a few (images) you may like to consider for your website. Richard Garvey- Williams
I had a fantastic day at your facility and I will definitely be back. Your staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and very patient and assisted me in getting the images I wanted. Thank you so much for a great experience,   Andrew Symons
Hi Rebecca, Can I just say a big thank you to you all especially Lavinia, she was fantastic throughout the day, her advice, help and experience were greatly appreciated by us all. I think the non- nature photographers also enjoyed themselves and got a lot from the day. You have a superb set up and I wish you all the best with the BBC Water Vole project. That looks a very exciting set up to come back to later in the year! John Bowcutt
A big thank you to Lavinia and of course Derek and yourself Rebecca. I only managed one flying visit but Lavinia took excellent care of us and I was very pleased with what we managed to get through. Your little vixen is gorgeous - here is one of her attached. Thanks again, great place! Richard Taylor
With most species of British mammals-it is easy to fill image requests from libraries,or an idea for a sale-able print. You can turn up with your own set or use the sets and scenery already on site, mix and match to get the required image. Ideal for setting up shots that would be difficult or very time consuming in the wild.

Carl Mckie   www.wildaboutphotography.co.uk 

Hi Rebecca. Just to say thank you for the two days at the centre. The days were a success and the variety of mammals is excellent. Also attached are some pics for use on web Kind regards Brian Adam