Crocodiles are some of the most feared and yet revered predators on the planet. Photographing them is a real privilege but extremely difficult without travelling to the exotic locations where they live. I have joined forces with Shaun Foggett the owner of Britain's first and only crocodile zoo to provide probably the very best opportunities to photograph these exceptional creatures in the UK. Nowhere else will you have the opportunity to see such a wide collection of crocodiles, alligators and caimans. The zoo houses over 100 individuals representing more than 14 species including a Nile crocodiles, American alligators, extremely rare Siamese and Cuban Crocodiles and black caiman. These range from newly hatched babies to 3m long giants. All are housed in purposed built enclosures with large water and equally large land areas. The water areas have glass fronts providing excellent opportunities for underwater viewing and photography.
By special arrangement we will enter the enclosures with some species including the massive 3 meter American Alligators to achieve some awe inspiring shots with these magnificent reptiles just feet away from you. We will also photography baby crocodilians in a special set under artificial lights and if available crocodile eggs.
The zoo also has a collection of other reptiles including monitor lizards, snakes and terrapins. We will take a 5 foot monitor lizard out onto the grass (weather permitting) to get some fantastic “natural” shots.
As with all my workshops I aim to provide opportunities for you to learn about the animals you are photographing as well as the best photographic techniques for capturing images of them. Shaun and his staff will be with us all day and as well as handling and feeding the specimens will be happy to answer any of your questions about these amazing and persecuted reptiles.
As your wildlife photographer guide I will be on hand all day to assist by explaining relevant techniques, camera settings etc. I limit the number attending this workshop to a maximum of just 6 so that I can spend as much time with each of you as you'd like or want and to give you the very best opportunity to capture great photos.