Staying in a local family run guest house in the foothills of the Bavarian National Park this is 5 day workshop and tour will permit us to spend over 3 1/2 very full days in the field taking photos. The Bavarian Forest National Park is part of Europe’s largest unspoilt woodland which spreads across the border into the Czech Republic. In this beautiful landscape, wildlife such as brown bear, wolf, and lynx still roam free.
Within the National Park are two large areas with specially designed wildlife enclosures which will allow you to capture those “once in a life time” images of some of Europe’s most endangered and enigmatic species. These enclosures are vast, the largest being tens of hectares in size and all are within the natural forest providing superb backdrops for your photographs. This approach permits the animals to live naturally, whilst still providing us with good opportunities to observe and photograph them – a true wildlife photographers dream!
There are over 30 species of mountain and forest animals to photograph within this stunning environment including mammals such as grey wolves, brown bears, lynx, wild boar, otters, European bison, wildcat, red deer, elk and birds such as capercaillie, black grouse and hazelhen and numerous birds of prey.
To run this very special photographic workshop I have teamed up with Gerhard Schwab a leading mammal ecologist who has worked extensively with Europe’s endangered mammals. Living in the area and as the current head of Southern Bavarian Beaver Management Group he knows this area and its iconic mammals better than most. We couldn’t ask for a more qualified and enthusiastic local guide.
With Gerhard as a co-leader part of this workshop/tour will include a very special afternoon session at a European beaver facility. This will provide unique photo opportunities with beavers in a natural wetland settings and highly realistic surroundings.
Cost for 2016 - £700