'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!'
Video shot at Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre by Hans Rademakers
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
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
David Morton - Taunton
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
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,
Many thanks for a great
day out at your centre
recently, and thank you
for the help from your
I will come back to see
you all again soon,
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.
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
I will be coming back again soon
with more projects in mind.
I was at your centre
last week with a group
from the Newton
Club and had a very
Attached are a few
(images) you may like
to consider for your
I had a fantastic day
at your facility and I
will definitely be
back. Your staff were
very patient and
assisted me in
getting the images I
wanted. Thank you
so much for a great
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
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
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
Thanks again, great place!
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.
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