‘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!’
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
The day eventually came for my visit to WCWPC and the weather was terrible. But i had been looking forward to the visit for some time, so i thought i would just make the best of it. It turned out to be a good decision, as it turned in to a brilliant day. I would just like to say a BIG thank you to Christopher the animal handler, he was ace and even helped me out with some of his own camera equipment to help with the poor light. If anyone is thinking about going to WCWPC, don’t think about it just do it i guarantee you won’t be disappointed. All the staff are really friendly and helpful, so a BIG thank you to all at WCWPC and especially Christopher.
“I visited the centre yesterday and what a fabulous day I had! I was welcomed by Lavinia who was my animal handler for the day. We made our way round the animal enclosures which are spacious and beautifully maintained and thankfully, all the wildlife on my wish list were happy to come and interact and, as hoped, I got some wonderful shots!
Lavinia was great! She was very patient and I did not feel rushed at any time during the day and she was happy to expand upon my chosen list of animals which was much appreciated and enhanced my enjoyment of the day.
I am a hobbyist and started my photography journey just over a year ago; not only was this day a great way to get up close to some species that would normally be very difficult to photograph in their wild habitat but it also gave me the opportunity to practice my skills and utilise different settings on my camera which have left me feeling more confident for my continued photography journey. I would highly recommend a visit to the centre for anyone wishing to photograph wildlife; thank you for a fabulous experience!”
‘Just a quick message of thanks to Lavinia who kindly put up with us for the day, we really enjoyed our day, loved photographing Luna the fox and the long eared owl was the star of the show. We will definitely come down again when I get my new camera. Great work guys, see you soon.’
Andrew and Susan from Southampton
‘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.’
“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.”
‘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. ‘
“Thank you for a brilliant day. It was a great pleasure for me to be in such close proximity to species that I would never mormally be able to see in the wild. A big thanks to Lavinia who showed great patience and had to put up with all my questions.”
“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!”